16 Week Bumpdate and Pregnancy Letter Board

I can’t believe it’s our 16 week bumpdate already! Time is flying by and in just 3 weeks we will find out if our sweet baby is a boy or girl! We are so excited for the anatomy scan (and nervous!) and are just praying daily that everything still looks great with our sweet baby. We’ve sent out invitations for our gender reveal party and are working with an awesome sponsor to have a creative and festive spin on the decor, and I can’t wait to show it to you all when the time comes! Love this baby bump letter board by The Vintage Modern Wife. 16 weeks pregnant!

Addie is working hard on getting stronger so she can be the best big sister ever. She works each day to stand, sit up nice and tall, and is even working towards eating more meals in her new chair instead of in mommy’s lap. It’s bittersweet (and I may have cried for a literal whole hour over it) but I’m so excited to see how she will continue to progress so she can be the best big sister she can possibly be.

Love this baby bump letter board by The Vintage Modern Wife. 16 weeks pregnant!

How far along: 16 weeks

Name: We for sure have a boy name. We keep tossing back and forth a few girls names but I’m having a hard time committing. I remember I had this same issue (but opposite gender) when I was pregnant with Addie. We for sure had our girl name, but couldn’t decide on a boy name. We finally chose it right before going to our anatomy scan, but we obviously ended up not needing the boy name. So now I have a boy name, but I just can’t decide on the girl name. We have about 3 or so we’re tossing around, but I’m still not sure if it’s “the one” quite yet.

Size: Baby is the size of an avocado at 16 weeks! That’s 4.61 inches and 3.50 ounces

How I’m feeling: Not too shabby for the most part! More energetic for sure!

Sickness: Migraines are my newest thing. They start out as small, dull headaches and then magnify over the course of the day. I’ve had 2 that have lasted almost 18 hours and it has not been fun at all. I bought some things (below) to help my body to combat them though so I will not get them (or as frequently).

Cravings: Last week I had a craving for food truck food haha. A friend joined me at Magnolia and I got a delicious kale, pineapple, green apple, agave, and coconut milk smoothie for my drink, along with a yummy rice bowl with korean bulgogi. Getting out in the sun, walking around, chatting with a friend, and enjoying a nice lunch were definitely what the doctor ordered.

Aversions: Throw up smell. But then again, who doesn’t? We went to the zoo over the weekend and Addie’s milk didn’t agree with her tummy. She ended up throwing up ALL over her car seat and we had to strip her down for the drive home and clean up as best as we could. When we got home, I offered to clean out her car seat (truthfully, I’m a control freak and I wanted to make sure every crack and crevice was cleaned lol). The seat wasn’t so bad (just smelled like milk), but Mathew had put Addie’s dirty clothes in a bag when we were in the car, and then threw that bag in the laundry room. We both forgot about it and 2 days later I went to do several loads of laundry and opened the bag. Y’all- it was bad. I started dry heaving, turning green, and threw up in our nearest bathroom. Good heavens!

Weight gain: I’ll find out next week! Last I was weighed at the doctor, I hadn’t gained anything due to vomiting so much first trimester.

Physical changes: Rounder tummy for sure! My hair hates me though and I’m shedding. Pretty sure it’s because I need to up my supplements though, which is what I’ve started to do.

Pregnancy purchases so far: I’ve made a few purchases so far that I wanted to share that have been helpful—

  • Multigreens– I want to make sure I’m getting enough nutrients for our baby (and myself), so I’m working hard on increasing my supplements. Multigreens is my new favorite in protein shakes or just taken with water. It has SO many benefits! Spirulina provides a rich source of magnesium. Bee pollen provides a natural source of protein, vitamins, and minerals like Vitamin B and Calcium. Kelp provides a natural source of iodine which is required for healthy thyroid function. Barley grass is a powerful antioxidant and contains many minerals. Lastly, alfalfa meal is extremely high in chlorophyll and minerals too!
  • Mineral Essence– I have this cool machine called an iTOVi scanner and it uses bioimpedance to scan your body and see what frequencies are lower than others and need perking up. I was having a migraine one day and one of my YL friends said “Oh, you probably are low in minerals and that’s why you’re having a migraine!” Sure enough, I scanned myself and the first thing that popped up was Mineral Essence. So, I ordered some right away and it will be here tomorrow. I’m excited to add it to my daily routine to give my body the minerals it needs to keep up with the baby. Babies take everything from their mamas so it’s important that I really hone in on adding to what is being depleted. I’ve heard it doesn’t taste well, but several friends said I could rub it on my feet or legs and get the same benefits, so I’ll be doing that every day from tomorrow on out! I’ll update y’all on how it goes!
  • Diaper bag– Although we don’t know the gender of our baby, I couldn’t help but order a super cute diaper bag online. I’ve heard rave reviews on how much this stuff fits and how great they are, so I had to snag one while I could through a co-op I’m in. I got a dark teal so I can easily monogram it with silver thread for a boy or pink for a girl. Boom!
  • Maternity jeans- The jeans I was wearing from my first pregnancy were so worn out! The panel was ripping from too much pulling up and it was loose from wearing them until 36 weeks, so I grabbed two pairs. I got a pair of bootcut jeans and a pair of skinny jeans to wear with heels or boots.

Love this baby bump letter board progression by The Vintage Modern Wife. 12-16 weeks pregnant!

Thanks for joining me for another bumpdate! I’ll be updating again in a couple weeks with a new letter board and pictures and I’ll take guesses that day on what you think we’ll be having!

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  1. So excited for you! Will pray fervently for you and your growing family.

  2. Windy Nelson says:

    Congratulations, I love seeing your updates and stories. We are also due on April 23, hoping it’s a boy. Are you wanting a certain gender?

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