Pregnancy: Week 16

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The last month has flown by so incredibly fast! I can't believe my next pregnancy highlight will also mark the halfway mark in this pregnancy. Guys, I couldn't feel any more blessed than I do right now. The girls are so excited about this baby, they talk about our baby constantly. Justin and I are already dreaming up all of the ways our family will change and how excited we are for those changes. I openly talk to people about our pregnancy a lot more often and it feels good knowing that things seem to be okay and the emotions and chaos from early on in the first trimester may very well be behind us. I'm looking forward to writing these updates and sharing them with my readers. Without further ado, here's my sixteen week update! 

How far Along: 16 weeks

Nicknames for baby: Our little pickle (we have decided to keep our sweet boy's name private for now). 

Size of baby: Avocado 

Gender Prediction: It's a boy! Confirmed blood test at 12 weeks AND gender scan at 15 weeks. 

Symptoms: Heartburn, infrequent waves of nausea, morning sickness, and round ligament pains (ouch)! 

Best moment this week: Going in for my 16 week check up and having my midwife find baby's heartbeat. 

Movement: I haven't had any movement, and I also have an anterior placenta (it may be awhile).

Food Cravings: Italian sandwiches galore.. though they give me heartburn like crazy.

Food Aversions: Everything. Nothing sounds good these days.

What I Miss: Being able to sleep comfortably - especially since Olivia still co-sleeps at night.

Sleep: I'm tired by ten (sometimes before) every night and its a struggle to stay awake.

Justin: Finding out that we are expecting our first son definitely created some nerves with this man. It's going to be a new learning curve for our entire family and I know Justin is both equally excited and anxious about bringing a baby boy into this world. He's been singing ALL the songs you can imagine about boys and their dads. Its the cutest thing. 

What I am looking forward to this week: I am looking forward to cooler weather so I can snuggle my pregnant self in all the fall/winter clothes I can. I cannot wait to see this baby bump in full force! I already feel bigger in this pregnancy and rounder. 

Happy or moody most of the time: I am one happy camper! Our son is healthy, I can hear his movement through the doppler, and I finally feel like I can breath a little for the first time in this pregnancy. 

A profile of our boy at 15 weeks and two days.
♥- Leilani

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