pregnancy – 16 weeks

Excuse me for sneezing all over this post.  We’ve had a bug hit our house (nose/throat/head) and I’ve been out for the count since Sunday.  The worst part about being sick while pregnant is that you’re limited to the drugs you can take so I’ve been pushing Vitamin C and some of the approved choices but it’s taken quite a bit longer for me to get rid of this cold.

So 16 weeks!!   YAY!

Let me clear something up that confused a couple of you last week.  The info I get for the, “What’s the baby up to” part below is just copied and pasted from  Last week, they referred to the baby as a “she” so a lot of you thought we were having a girl.  To be clear, we haven’t found out the sex yet and are waiting until the 20 week mark to do so.  When I find out, you can be sure that I’ll share!  (This week, they refer to the baby as a he.  Just FYI.  Life is confusing.)

What is baby up to at 16 weeks?


  • Right now, he’s about the size of an avocado:  4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces.
  • His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head.
  • The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren’t recognizable yet.
  • The heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day!

How is mama feeling?


Weight Gain

Count this week as another GAIN!  I’m up another two pounds – sitting at an overall loss of 4 pounds.  I’m just glad to be eating again and will take any gains I can get!


Aside from taking rest days on Sunday and Monday, my fitness level continues to surprise me.  When I lift, I’m finding that I haven’t really lost that much strength during the first trimester of sickness!  I aim to move an hour a day, whether it be a Bootcamp class, strength training on my own or a stroller walk with the family.  Movement helps reduce this lingering nausea too!



Good and bad.  Since the bug hit, we’ve been up and down, blowing noses and comforting kids.  So sleep has been scattered.  But I’ve also been able to catch a nap most days (one was 3 hours long!!) so that helps a ton!


None yet.  The anticipation grows.


  • Nausea (Bah!! Go away!!) <-it’s slowly getting better but still won’t let go of me!  I’m hopeful though that I’ll feel normal soon.  Maybe next week??
  • Growing pains – I’m starting to deal with a little round ligament pain.  Nothing too bad, but it’s definitely noticeable in the evening.
  • Increasing appetite (I’m ALWAYS hungry!) and increasing energy!


  • Chicken Pot Pie – I made this recipe for dinner last night but subbed in extra veggies.  A must make, for sure!!


  • Cream of Wheat with butter and sugar <-Travis had never tried Cream of Wheat before!!!  This is astounding to me.  Don’t worry – I quickly fixed it (although he didn’t really care for it…crazy).
  • Pumpkin Spice Coffee – 1 cup a day.



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  1. Lindsay, you look fabulous!!! Love the baby bump!! And Cream of Wheat: love it!!! But I use vanilla extract and sugar!!!! Try it sometime. Oh, and NEVER the instant–I cannot stand it; it has to be the kind you cook on the stove!!!

      1. I made the Cream of Wheat for breakfast today, and was OUT OF VANILLA!!!!! So I put some butter (well, Smart Balance Low Sodium) in it with my Splenda, and it was very good!!