Monday, October 17, 2011

16 Week Update

I am 16 weeks along now! I can't believe that in 25 days we will know if we are having a boy or a girl! We are SOOO excited and so ready to find out! Names are a constant conversation amongst Rusty and I, but we aren't really telling anyone else the names we are thinking yet. Even before we got married, we daydreamed and talked about what we would name our kids. Well, I think after sooo many years of discussing those names, we kind of got burned out on them. We have more boy names than girl names, but nothing set in stone for either yet.

Peanut is now the size of an avocado! That's an average of 4 1/2 inches and 3.5 ounces. According to "Watch what you say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean she can now pick up your voice. A few more changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming." Earmuffs Peanut! ; )

I have been feeling pretty good lately! The only thing that really bothers me is my EXTREME sense of smell which can make me sick or give me a headache, and lightheadedness, especially when standing, teaching, and talking in my naturally loud and expressive "teacher voice". That has lead to keeping a chair at the front of my room that I sometimes sit in while I teach, which I think is perfectly fine. The kids can tell if I'm not feeling well and are usually pretty considerate...usually. : )

Since I have had more energy, I decided it was time to start working on Peanut's room. This weekend, we cleaned out what will be Peanut's bedroom closet. We were storing a little bit of it all in there - cocktail dresses, coats, suits, holiday stuff, etc.

SOME of the stuff from the closet:

Now it looks like this:

a yellow duckie hooded towel and a cream and yellow gown/sleeper convertible from my mom, and a cream minky dot lovey from Rusty's mom. They just couldn't stand not buying something until 20 weeks!

We went through the clothes in that closet and in our master closet which has led to our now growing "yard sale pile". We added some shelving and hanging bars that the cheap builder should have done in the first place to give us the room that we need. Ok, so it is mostly the room that I need. This is just one reason why Rusty needs a little girl - so he can see that I am not the only girl that "requires" so much stuff.

Rusty's side before:

Rusty's side after:

This wall was completely blank before. It now looks like this:

My original side did not change, but it is much cleaner thanks to the addition!

Maternity Clothes:
Still only wearings maternity pants with my regular tops. Finding these pants has been a real pain. I'm considering writing to Express about starting a maternity line. I'm serious. Finding long dress pants without them looking like construction paper, having a pooch in the front, and wads of fabric in the back has been a challenge. I wore a regular empire waist sweater dress last week which was great, but my tights were feeling a little tight in the tummy. Guess it's time to go up a size! I did find maternity leggings and tights, but I don't think my belly is near big enough yet.

Nothing to complain about. I have had some CRAZY dreams. Besides that, I am enjoying one of the "honeymoon trimester" benefits of not having to get up during the night to go to the bathroom. However, it seems I am making up for that during the day because it is worse than ever.

I tend to be thirsty pretty frequently. I don't really crave any certain things, but when I do, I want it RIGHT THEN. Last Friday, I went to a gas station close to work that has a Coke Icee machine. It was broken. I had been looking forward to that all afternoon, so when I got home I went to 4 more gas stations. I know I looked crazy going in, making a lap, and walking back out. No icee machines in sight. I was SUPER bummed, and still thirsty.

I'm still having to avoid milk in the mornings, but it is ok at night. I also avoid anything with a super strong smell. I would love some seafood, but I don't think I can handle the smell of the restaurant. Maybe in a month or two.

Belly Pic

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