Monday, January 7, 2013

Dear Baby: 16 weeks


I can't believe that I am 16 Weeks already (16 weeks + 2 days to be exact)!!! The bump definitely has grown over night, some days it pooches out bigger than others & I do feel like some photo angles just make it look bigger (like the one up above), but it is definitely there. No hiding it. I thought I would do a little bullet point list on how I've been feeling:

- I am currently hungry all of the time...but also feel constantly full. It's a confusing battle, fixed with smaller more frequent meals. 
- My cravings this week revolve around fruit, mainly mangos & by mainly I mean that I am utterly obsessed. I will take them dry but prefer them fresh. I also love raspberries, strawberries & bananas. Who knew that fruit was such an expensive habit?!? It's going to break my bank for sure....
- I have been pretty good at practicing my prenatal yoga & also some other basic strengthening workouts. A far cry from what I was used to previously, but I'm trying to listen to my body & I just don't want to go overboard. Also, growing a baby is tough work & most days I feel exhausted by 2pm.  
- I cry easily but most of the time it's from being happy. 
- I am almost ready to make the switch to maternity jeans, the rubber band method with my current pairs can only stretch so far. ;) 
- Overall, I feel pretty amazing. I've loved everything about this adventure so far! With that said, I could do without the pregnancy acne...ha! 

dear baby,
We got to hear your heartbeat again today. It was a strong 160 bpm. It's hard for me to explain what I feel every time I get to hear it. It's you, sweet baby, it's your life source & it's strong. It sounds so new but so familiar all at the same time. Your dad & I always make eye contact when we are listening, we made your little heartbeat together & it seems like such a magical gift to share with someone. In the past week I have almost certainly started to feel your little flutters. You are most active at night when I am lying down. So far, they feel like tiny, little flutters, like little ladybugs dancing in my tummy. I've felt a few stronger pops, after I eat a huge bowl of fruit, I'm guessing (hoping) those are little thank you kicks. You seem to have quite the hankering for mangos. I can't wait for your movements to get stronger & more frequent so your dad can feel them, too. We can't wait to meet you (in only 5 months or so!!!) Time is going by so fast. We love you more than words, sweet blueberry. xo. 


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12 comments:

  1. I've been seeing your beautiful picture on Instagram but I didn't get to formally say Congratulations! You are glowing and adorable as always. Time will fly so enjoy every moment of this amazing journey. My son is two months now and it is a wonderful job being a mom. You will just fall in love like you've never fallen before! Good luck!

    P.s Your bedroom is amazing!! I love how you decorated it.

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    1. Thank you, Joanna!! :) I feel like I have already fallen in love, so I can only imagine what it will be like when baby arrives!! Congrats on your new little bundle!! xo.

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  2. Beautiful photos - and I have that same top and it will come in handy when nursing - I wear it constantly with my daughter who is two months old!

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    1. Thank you!! That is so good to hear! I am definitely trying to stay away from strictly maternity clothes, so I will be able to wear them after (& while nursing!). :) Congrats on your new little bundle!!!

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  3. This is precious :) And the photos are beautiful!

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  4. What a sweet letter to your little baby. And I love those photos too!

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    1. Thank you, I am hoping to make it a series every two weeks so I can make a little book for baby! ;)

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  5. Congrats! I remember my pregnancy to be so magical :). Cherish every moment - this is the time when you get to have your baby all to yourself.
    I noticed you have two pugs as pets! :) You should totally buy this book for you little one: http://www.amazon.com/Unlovable-Owlet-Book-Dan-Yaccarino/dp/0805075321 My son just loves it.

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    1. I am definitely trying to cherish every moment, it seems to already be going by so fast! That books looks absolutely ADORABLE & perfect!!! I just added it to my list! Thank you for the suggestion! xo.

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  6. Oh my gosh, you have the cutest bump ever!! These pictures are so lovely, and making me broody heehee!

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    1. Thank you, Angie! :) Now that I'm on the baby train, I recommend it to everyone! ha!! ;) It's an amazing feeling!

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