16 Weeks – Baby Dolan #3

So, here we are at 16 weeks pregnant already!  (Well, I guess I shouldn’t say “already” because time has gone by so.slowly.)  I’ve really struggled with morning sickness this time around, starting like clock work at almost 6 weeks exactly again.  It reminded me a lot of my pregnancy with Kate, although then of course I could just come home, lay down after work, and sleep!  To be honest it really took a toll on me for awhile…it started to affect my mood and I just felt like an all around bad mom/wife/employee/friend.  Thank goodness Brian has been so understanding and helpful, as I’m sure I haven’t been the most pleasant person to be around the past 3 months.

Thankfully around 13 or 14 weeks I started to feel good in the mornings, and only sick in the evenings.  Now I’m down to only getting sick a few times a week, so I’ll take it!

Now that I’m through the worst part of pregnancy (for me…hopefully), I’m more excited than ever to experience the fun parts.  The baby moving (my favorite), seeing my belly grow more and more each week, and seeing the girls get to feel the baby, too.  It really is the best thing in the world, and I love imagining both girls as big sisters to their new sibling.

So without further adieu, here’s my first official update this pregnancy.  I thought about changing things up and not doing the same format this time around, but for consistency’s sake, I’ll stick with it.  I don’t want Baby #3 to think they are being cheated already. 😉

Weight gained: About 5 pounds so far.

Symptoms:

  • A little nauseated in the evenings.
  • Headaches are becoming fewer and farther between…thank goodness!  I had one last week that lasted about 3 days.  Whew.
  • More tired these days, but I’ll take that over the nausea!

Movement: Not yet, but I hope soon!

Food Aversions: Meat still doesn’t sound *great*, although I’ve been able to eat some intermittently in the past week or two.  Peanut butter also doesn’t sound too good (but almond butter does…go figure), which is strange since it’s usually one of my favorite foods.  And vegetables…I’d say I went a good 6 weeks without eating a single vegetable.  I really do miss them, believe it or not…especially my salads!  I would say overall, it’s still pretty hit or miss with my food these days.  With Kate and Colleen, I could usually find at least 1 food that consistently sounded good during the first trimester….but this time around, it’s been pretty unpredictable!

Food Cravings: Early on in my first trimester I was all about pizza and cheese sticks.  Thank goodness for the pizza place here on our campus at work!  It’s about all I could stomach, even though it didn’t always sit well with me afterwards.  Chipotle has been my latest craving over the last few weeks…those burrito bowls, man.

Sleep:  Sleeping pretty well, although getting up at night to go to the bathroom started pretty early on.  Other than that, can’t complain!

Stretch marks?  Not yet!

Miss Anything?  I miss enjoying food, but that is getting better by the day.  Other than that, not really!

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week:  I got to hear baby’s heartbeat this week (152 BPM), which was music to my ears!  I saw Dr. Dupler, one of my favorite doctors in the world.  No questions or concerns so far in the pregnancy, so fingers crossed it stays that way.

Since I’m finally feeling better, I’ve also started to re-introduce my workouts…slowly but surely.  I lifted weights 2 weeks ago for the first time in maybe 6 weeks, and I was sore for 4 days!  I didn’t realize how much I missed it.  I also NEED to be better about getting my steps in!  I usually averaged 10K a day up until January….now I’m lucky if I can average 6K.  This is my goal over the next couple of weeks–to change that!

Belly Button in or out? In but on it’s way out….already.  Yikes.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or moody most of the time:  Pretty happy!  Since I’ve started to feel better, my mood has improved drastically.

New Baby Items:  None yet!  Obviously we are all set on baby items, and clothes-wise we have plenty of gender neutral things for the baby in the first few weeks, at least.  I’m happy we won’t have much to buy this time around!

BabyoutfitLooking forward to:  Feeling the baby move, hopefully soon!

16weeks_Baby#3

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