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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



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Monday 25th of November 2013

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