Wednesday, July 15, 2015

16 weeks

How far along:
16 weeks

Gender: 
We won’t find out until August 22 at the gender reveal party

Maternity clothes:
I am in maternity clothes, except jeans (which will come when warmer temperatures arrive).
Since this questions is now moot, the new question here is:
Weirdest dream this week:
I dreamt that I was sleeping in the living room and a massive brown tarantula was next to me. I was suddenly back in bed, so I pulled the bedding over my head and yelled TOM! He woke, half asleep and assumed there was an intruder on the fire escape- as he usually does if I wake him. He climbed over me and BARKED out the window. I can only imagine if there were people outside walking home, what they must have thought. Or our neighbors upstairs with their window open.

Sleep: 
I need to get back to a set bedtime at 11pm, which allows me to sleep 7 hours. I haven't done this since I began my split shift initially, over 2 years ago. But, since I am falling sleep all the time, I think it's time to reinstitute it.

Best moment this week: 
Hearing the heartbeat! I will say every single time, until I start getting kicks and can have some constant reassurance that baby is happy and growing.

Worst moment this week:
The heat. I can't imagine going through this while in late pregnancy. The A/C unit is  already in the window and I currently have 3 fans blowing on me.
Miss anything: 
Being energetic! I used to go and do things during my midday gap, and now I just return to bed and sleep until I have to go into the office.

Movement: 
Baby is stretching out and learning how to flex it's arms and legs, but I don't feel anything yet. Every evening I sit and prod my stomach, but nothing yet.

Cravings: 
I made no bake cookies for last weeks craving and they were amazing. This week I've been thinking about Nerds. Do they make any kinds other than the pink/purple and red/green? I might have to find out.

Medicine:
Lovenox injections nightly at 0.40mL and morning prenatal vitamins.

So my technique hasn't improved, since I finally bruised again. Not sure why I stopped for a while, but I am now bruising everywhere. On my stomach from injections, legs from bumping on furniture, and inner arm where blood was taken.

Queasy or sick: 
I'm not queasy anymore but I do get sick if I look at or 'think' about what I'm eating too much. Last week I gagged on eggs, kale, a hamburger and an empanadilla. An empanadilla- my favorite thing! I've no idea what is wrong with me, or this is going to be a constant thing.

Looking forward to: 
Hearing the baby's heartbeat again in 2 weeks! My doctor has moved my appointments from once a month to every 3 weeks due to the Lovenox. I don't mind, I get to hear the heartbeat more this way.



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18 comments:

  1. What an exciting journey. I have a 6 month baby and can relate to your experience. What i did was try not to obsess over hearing the baby's heartbeat. There are times when you will feel your little one just isn't there; but trust God. All the best.

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    1. That's the truth, it's sometimes such an overwhelming feeling, and other times I feel like I dreamt it all. Part of the reason I haven't gotten a fetal dopplar is that I don't want to obsess and place my trust in a device vs God. And then of course, you just trust that the next day you'll 'feel it' again :)

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  2. Haha. I LOVE that you have a new section for weirdest dream. I had so many weird dreams when I was pregnant.

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    1. That section might be around for awhile, but all sections are subject to change! Gender and Medicine will likely be replaced as we find out if it's a boy or a girl, and I figure out what I'm doing (I still am horrible at injections lol).

      I love the dreams, hope yours are fond as well (okay, spiders I could do without)

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  3. So fun! I hate maternity jeans too, never did find good ones.

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    1. I can't wait until it gets cooler and I can go get some jeans. These belly bands are so uncomfortable. Guess I better start looking around if good ones are hard to find :-/

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  4. prayers that everything would continue to go well

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  5. This is so lovely! I agree, hearing the heartbeat is magic! I'd go to many more doc visits just for that! :)

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    1. I know! I'm happy I'm going more frequently now, if only for that reason :)

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  6. Yea! So excited for you Farin....You are in my prayers.

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  7. Exciting times! As tough as it can be, pregnancy is a really amazing and wonderful time.

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    1. True! It is amazing, whether or not its easy or rough at times :)

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  8. Hooray for 16 weeks! I love that you included what the baby's size is in comparison to the avocado. It gives such a good picture of what all if happening, doesn't it? And oh, that heat. That's a tough one for sure. My poor husband gets frozen at night sometimes from the extreme cold temps I have going on in the house. But I tell ya, I need it during the summer with the humidity at our location. I am so excited for you and how far you are already!

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    1. Haha! I think mine will start wearing a parka to bed soon :)

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