Month 4

16 weeks pregnant baby bump

When my Levinland co-workers were pregnant, I’d bring weekly fruit for photo-ops. I recently asked Sheila if she found me super annoying and was glad she at least won’t admit it. As previously noted, it’s unlikely I’ll be doing weekly posts. My overall enthusiasm is on an uptick; however, I remain fairly cautious. Mainly because it’s all so surreal. Aside from chronic nausea, there is no tangible sign of baby. It’s driving me (and by frequent complaint – probably my friends) crazy. I am a perfectly average person. My height and weight have never been anything special and yet I do not resemble most of the 16 week/4 month pregnancy photos found on Google. Fitting in my clothes was fun for a while but now I want to see that there is actually something going on in there.

How far along?  15 weeks and 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: Breaking even? I lost 4lbs the first few weeks but have since gained them back, putting me at where I started before I was pregnant.
Maternity clothes? None! I can even fit in my skinny jeans – which is something I can’t always normally accomplish.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I nap often and, for the most part, am fine at night. The exception is frequent trips to the bathroom and nightmares.
Best moment to date: Hearing the heartbeat last week was comforting since there is no other tangible evidence of baby.
Miss Anything? I was missing the desire to eat but that’s coming back so I’m happy about that.
Movement: Nada
Food cravings: Hmmm I still mostly only tolerate food; however, that Krispy Kreme donut the other day was pretty good.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Living – nausea is better but still there. Nevertheless, I shall try to go off Unisom again this weekend.
Have you started to show yet: Nope
Gender: Not yet
Looking forward to: October ultrasound – I CANNOT wait to know if this is a baby girl or boy. I still have no preference but if forced to guess I’d say girl. Granny and Auntie said they were sick when they had girls. Since they each only had one girl and otherwise boys, I feel like it’s a decent measure.

For my Levinladies…

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