Monday, February 22, 2016

16 Week Bumpdate

What's a Catholic mom-blog type blog without baby talk?

I guess I haven't really shared the news here, though I certainly shared it with family around Christmas,

and with the rest of the world via Instagram and FB.

Anyway, I'm trying to get back on the blogging bandwagon, especially now that I have some second trimester energy. But I also still have a boy who resists naps with all of his might, and an early-rising girl, which makes computer time pretty hit and miss. 

So, without further ado, this is us at 16 weeks with #3, also known as The Monkey. 

Please forgive the still-wet hair. Was trying to get a picture before the late-day bloat made me look even bigger.

How far along: 16 weeks. Officially due August 8, but I am going with "early August" to hopefully keep the late-pregnancy crazies away (at least a little).

Feeling: Not too bad. I had some on and off nausea through first trimester, especially if I didn't eat frequently enough or eat enough protein. It was nothing debilitating by any means, but it was probably the worst I've felt any pregnancy. I also spent those weeks bone tired -- fall-asleep-standing-up kind of tired. I still feel pretty run down (thus too much time staring at the TV/phone, not enough time doing anything more productive), but I feel like a functional human, albeit one wishing I could consume considerably more caffeine than ACOG recommends.

Wearing: A mishmash of stuff. In the last couple of weeks I've finally admitted that I needed to bust out the maternity garb. I can still wear a few loose sweaters and flowy tops, but mostly I'm in maternity shirts (with normal cardigans, because winter -- even if it feels like spring sometimes). Pants are in that awkward stage where maternity is still uncomfortably loose and non-maternity is already uncomfortably tight. Boo!

Eating: Incessantly. I feel like I'm always starving. I aim for something reasonably healthy every two hours, but not promises that it is either healthy or not more frequent.

Craving: Arizona. Seriously, mention food from Arizona, and I will probably spend a few days craving it, until I either move on or find something that can be a kind of sort of passable substitute -- for the craving if not for the food. Lately, it has been Oregano's, ever since Charles mentioned how good it sounded to him. Or really good restaurant salsa. 

Sleeping: I'd actually be sleeping pretty well if my sweet children (read: ex utero children) would just cooperate. 

Missing: It has been a rough couple of weeks, and I'm not going to lie -- there were a few evenings that an adult beverage would have really hit the spot.

That's all folks! 

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