Week 16 Bumpdate

How far along: 16 weeks!

Baby Size: The baby is a size of an avocado! (4 – 5 inches long, 3 – 5 oz)!

Weight gain: Up 1.5 pounds to 116.5.

Maternity clothes: I really need to purchase more of these but I am trying to hold out for Black Friday sales!


Stretch marks: Not yet. Using my creams every night!

Sleep: Almost every day this week I woke up between 4-6 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep. I think it’s because I am too dang excited to sleep. I can’t stop thinking about whether we are going to have a little girl or little boy!


Gender: So we had our appointment last Tuesday at My Sunshine Baby to find out the gender! For 45 minutes the U/S tech tried to get it but our little babe was being so shy and kept it’s legs crossed the entire appointment! Finally the tech was able to get a quick peek after putting me in lots of positions, making me do exercises, drink water, eat chocolate, go for a walk, etc. She told us we could come back the next day to confirm it since she only got to quickly see it. Of course we took her up on that and she confirmed the original verdict! The answer is securely tucked away in a little red envelope and I am dying to rip it open and find out! I dropped it off at the baker and the cake has been ordered for Thanksgiving Day!


**If you haven’t already, make sure you cast your vote in my sidebar for whether you think we’re having a boy or girl!


 All curled up!

Best moment this week: Seeing our baby at our Ultrasound appointment! Our baby’s heartbeat came in at 152 bpm and 3 days later I had a prenatal check up and the heartbeat dropped to 140 bpm! Could it be a boy?!

Looking forward to: My second prenatal massage this weekend! As soon as we found out we were expecting Matt surprised me with a monthly prenatal massage package! Isn’t he the sweetest?!

What I miss: Not much. 

Movement: Not yet…but any day now I should be able to feel that first kick!

Food cravings: This week it’s been pizza, cupcakes and ice cream. We are loving Dairy Queen these days for dessert. Hopefully those fruits and veggie cravings kick in soon…


Anything making you queasy or sick: Still saying NO to chicken.

Labor Signs: Will start answering this in about 26 weeks…

Symptoms: Uncontainable excitement.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Anxious and happy to soon find out the gender!

Nursery: We started clearing out the guest room! The day after Thanksgiving we are hoping to start purchasing the larger items for the nursery. Any recommendations on cribs? I am clueless!

Workouts: Elliptical workouts 3 days this week.

Prayer for Baby: 


Dear Lord, I pray for my baby’s growth. As his or her face continues to develop, please cause everything to come together to form a beautiful child. If I am having a girl, I pray for her ovaries and eggs forming this week which will someday give her children. I also pray for her future husband, that You will bring a good, kind, loving, wise man into her life; and most of all, that he will be a man of God who loves You and follows Your Word. If I am having a boy, I pray for my son’s future wife, that she will be a woman who loves my son and is a good and faithful wife; but most of all, that she is a woman of God who loves You and follows Your Word. Lord, your plans are so awesome and I thank you for blessing us with this baby. Amen.


“I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 4




  1. Megan@TwoDelighted
    November 19, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    Well you look just plum adorable. Glad everything is going so well!

  2. The Mrs.
    November 19, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    You are the cutest!!!

  3. Pamela
    November 19, 2013 / 1:37 pm


  4. the girl in the red shoes
    November 19, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl!!!! So exciting! And you look so cute with your little baby bump!

  5. Kate
    November 19, 2013 / 2:02 pm

    You're looking great! We went to My Sunshine Baby also… and they predicted correctly 🙂 I vote girl for you!!

  6. Tara
    November 19, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    You look great! Seriously excited to hear the gender 🙂

  7. Slice of Life
    November 19, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    I'm voting boy! So excited for you – can't wait to find out the gender!

  8. Crystal
    November 19, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    Try Burlington Coat Factory, Belk and Target for great clearance maternity. I've also lucked up at thrift stores! Most thrift maternity is in great shape since they are worn a short amount of time! Also try resalematernity.com

    • Crystal
      November 19, 2013 / 2:59 pm

      Also, we have the Gravo Lauren. It's affordable and converts to a daubed and headboard. We used it for our first and passed it down to our 2nd. It's about $180 I believe. Most other cribs are way too expensive!

  9. Crystal
    November 19, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    Stretch marks are genetic. Lotion is great but won't prevent them 🙂 ask your mom of she had them and chances are, that's your answer!

  10. whit | Black Little Button blog
    November 19, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    that's awesome that they could tell you the gender that soon! my hospital is making me wait until 20 weeks….that's 6 more weeks away….too anxious.-whit

  11. Tiff
    November 19, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    Pinkblush Maternity and Gap Maternity online have been great for me so far. You are looking great!

  12. Jillian Manesh
    November 19, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    aww you look SO cute! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  13. megan
    November 19, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    So cute! I'm going with a boy. 🙂

  14. Mandy
    November 19, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    you are just adorable! My guess is a boy!

  15. jamie vespa
    November 19, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    So cute! I'm going to guess that it's a boy!! Can't wait to find out for sure though!Jamie @ The Growing Up Diaries

  16. Lauren
    November 19, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    We bought all of Syd's furniture from the Young America line of Stanley Furniture. Shower Me With Love carries it. We couldn't be happier — this stuff is indestructible but still totally cute and fully customizable with colors, finishes, etc.Congrats – can't wait for the big reveal!

  17. April of A. Liz Adventures
    November 19, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Big, big props to Matt for the prenatal massage package … he is good!Looking fab mama 🙂

  18. Jessi Otey
    November 19, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    This makes me so happy!! And I agree with April above! ^^

  19. Sarah Elizabeth
    November 20, 2013 / 12:39 am

    you are just precious! loving all of the updates and can't wait to find out boy or girl!!! 🙂

  20. Kate
    November 20, 2013 / 3:02 am

    You are the cutest!

  21. Annie {Home of Malones}
    November 20, 2013 / 4:05 am

    The Jenny Lind crib is fabulous and super affordable, but PBkids and Restoration Hardware Baby certainly carries some extravagant and beautiful looking cribs if you want that too! Good luck!

  22. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    November 20, 2013 / 7:02 am

    Eeeeeeeeek! I am so excited for you both and cannot wait to find out the gender – my vote is blue for BOY!You look gorgeous mama x

  23. Samantha Ledford
    November 20, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    Aren't ultrasounds the BEST EVER!? I love the updates and you look so beautiful! We got Mason the espresso Larkin convertible crib from PB kids – it's a splurge but it converts to a toddler bed and then a double bed for when he is older so it's totally worth every penny! I'm going to vote boy too … they are the best 🙂

  24. Nat
    November 20, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    You look so cute!! I'm voting girl for you! I got the Kendall Crib from Pottery Barn kids and I love it. Plus it can convert to a toddler bed when the time comes if I want

  25. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    November 21, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    Gosh you are precious!

  26. charlottetravis
    November 22, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    I am so excited for you and Matt! You are so fun to share your journey. Your prayers for your precious one are my favorite part of the journey. So blessed by them!

  27. Lindsey Regan Thorne
    November 25, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    I'm gonna need Matt to have a serious conversation with JT! 🙂 I'm saying BOY, which I could totally see you with a mama's little boy… y'all tubing down the river together in the summer! I can see it now. The heartbeat makes me totally believe that it's a HE! Even though it's a total wives-tale (according to the docs)! So happy and excited for y'all, little mama! ps… you look so good… all belly! xo

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