Bumpdate // 16 Weeks

Well hey there super grainy iPhone pic on this super casual and rainy Friday!  I’m back for my bi-weekly bumpdate for you and I can’t believe we’re at 16 weeks already and one short month from finding out with the little nugget is!  And…baby is the size of an avocado!? I have some in my fridge right now and that’s a good size!  Baby #2 isn’t just a little bean anymore!

How are you feeling?
Doing pretty well, just some indigestion, a little upset stomach here and there.  I’m also starting to experience a little heartburn which I feel like is way earlier than last time.  I was reunited with my dear old friend Tums Smoothies yesterday!  (Not the regular, gross, chalky kind…ain’t nobody got time for that.)
I’m also experiencing some dizziness.  Definitely different from last time.  I think it’s due in large part to my low blood pressure and my lack of water intake.  I naturally have lower blood pressure, if not right at that 120/80, and now that I’m in my second trimester, it’s dropping which is completely normal.  I remember one reading from my pregnancy with Mr. G was down to 90/60!  Just gotta up these fluids, make sure I’m eating enough, and take it easy.

What changes are you noticing?
Definitely starting to bump out!  It’s exciting since I’m feeling less like a whale and more like a pregnant woman.  I got my first “No you go ahead, you’re pregnant.” in a public restroom the other day, so that’s fun!

Any activities getting harder to do?
Along with twisting stretches and strenuous activity, it’s starting to become harder to pick up Mr. G.  This makes me so sad sometimes and I know it’s hard for him too.  It’s also getting more difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position.  I’m a tummy sleeper when I go to sleep and that’s no longer an option.

What are you craving?
Oh Mexican food…you’re still my number one!

Any food aversions?
I’m pretty much ok with anything now.  Coffee is still not the first thing I think about but I still want it at some point in the day.  Heaven knows I need it!  The only other weird thing I’m experiencing is that certain places I eat have water that tastes like dirt.  I’ll have someone else try it and they don’t taste it and it’s really weird!

Do you “feel” like it’s a boy or a girl?
I “feel” girl.  It’s that mommy intuition feeling that I had with Mr. G.  I “felt” boy with him and low and behold, he’s a boy!  But you never know…

Are you expecting?  I’d love to hear about how you’re feeling and what you’re experiencing, no matter if it’s your first or your 15th!
What questions would you like to see me answer in the next biweekly bump date (16 weeks)?

XO, Kelly

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