Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Baby Update: 16 Weeks!

So ... the first few lines of my last post?

You could pretty much just re-read them .... not much has changed, has it?

Boo.  :(

This time, my best excuse is that this is the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
So, my world has consisted of report cards, slide shows, kindergarten graduation preparation, field trip craziness, and all the other end-of-the-year hoopla that comes with being a teacher!

Not that I'm complaining ... I LOVE this time of year!  Of course I'm always sad to see my cute lil' kinder cuties go, but it is SO rewarding and awesome to look back over the year and realize how much they have learned!  Makes it all worth it ... and makes you realize you could do it all over again next year.

(Even though I WON'T be doing it again next year -- yippeee!!!)
Yep.  I'm THRILLED about my extra-long break, not gonna lie.  Particularly because of the REASON for the extra-long break.

Which brings me to the purpose of this post.

I'm 16 weeks pregnant already!!!

Ugh.  Here we go again with the picture.
Is there anything worse than taking a picture of yourself???

I think not.

But here you go.
You're lucky I love you.
And yes, you're right.
That little bump looks no different than it did two weeks ago!?
What the heck!?

Oh, well.  Soon enough, I suppose.
(And yes, I'm wearing the exact same shirt - in a different color - as the last picture.  I have about four of them, and I love them.  I've talked about them here before ... you know? --back when I could be considered a "blogger"!?:)~
The "Shirred V-Neck Tee" from Caslon (at Nordstrom, of course!).

Anyway ... in case you're dying to know what's new with this little babe o' mine ....

Baby is approximately 4 1/2 inches long, about 4 ounces, and the size of an avocado.
(I love referring to my baby as a different fruit or vegetable each week -- so funny!:)~
He/she has taste buds and toenails now!
And finally, if I were to have an ultrasound today, we would probably be able to determine the sex of the baby!  (But alas, the "big day" is July 2nd!)

I am happy to be well FINALLY.  (Well, mostly, at least ... I'm still congested pretty much ALL the time, but I've decided that's just going to be a part of this pregnancy.)
Little by little, I'm finding my energy again ... and I even PAINTED something this past weekend!  Woohoo!!!  I might even try to BLOG about it!  (Shocking, I know.)

As you can see from the photo, my bump hasn't grown much ... still wearing my regular clothes, for the most part - although I did break down and wear maternity jeans one day last week .... and it was GREAT.  Aaaahhh!  Such a good feeling not to have your jeans digging into your tummy!  Made me wonder why I didn't do that sooner!  :)~

My skin is still terrible.  :(  I'm just trying to ignore it and not pick at it!  (which is hard for me since I'm part orangutan when it comes to picking, if you know what I mean!)  (Sorry.  Is that too gross...? :)~

Lucy seems to be getting a little more into the whole baby brother/sister idea.  She brings it up at least a couple of times a day now.  She insists the baby is a girl.  (Although when I tell her it may be a boy, she seems fine with that, too.)
Yesterday, she told me ... "Mama, your tummy is getting big and fat.  And pretty soon, the baby is gonna pop out your head!"

Ummmm.... yeah.  
I'm just gonna let that one go ..... smile and nod moment.  :-)

Thanks for checking in on us!
Hopefully, I'll be back with a little something besides a baby update SOON!
Just let me get through this last crazy week ....


  1. You are beautiful pregnant! I am so happy for you! I know we have never met in real life, but I have read your blog for the past 6 months and I am amazed by your courage to share so much of your life. You are a great person and I love reading your blog. I hope you have a great pregnancy, and delivery and I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. BEC!!!! Good to have you back. I had NO idea you were still in school. It seems like school should be out by now. CUTE bump, and don't worry, it will look more "bumpy" soon enough, ha! I absolutely LOVED comparing my babies to veggies and fruits too! It makes the size seem so real. Esp. when it became the size of a watermelon! I was pretty much congested the entire time I was preggo with Whitney. It was annoying, but just a part of that pregnancy. Miss you and yeah, sorry for the novel, I just haven't been able to "TALK" to my friend lately!

  3. I love that the baby is going "pop out your head" lol. Glad to read that you're feeling better now :) I'm a newish follower (I've followed for awhile but haven't really commented before lol) but I love reading your blog!

  4. HA! I love Lucy's comment...that seems about right, just nod your head and smile:-) It is great to hear that you are doing well. You look great! Hope to see you (in real life!) soon!


  5. Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    When I was pregnant with my second baby, I told my daughter "Having a baby is like a Christmas present, you never know what you are going to get until you open it/the baby comes out. That's what makes it such a wonderful surprise/gift".
    She really wished for a sister as well and the closer we got to the due date she professed she would only love the baby if it was a girl. I told her it would be the same baby that she kissed when it was inside my belly as when it came out.
    With that we decided if it was a boy, we wouldn't tell her until she had held the baby and fell in love with it.
    She loves her baby sister so much!!!


  6. Becca, you are so darn cute...I'm glad you are feeling better, summer is almost here and you can relax and enjoy Lucy and get ready for baby! love ya, JoNell

  7. SO WONDERFUL to hear that you, Lucy, and baby are doing well! :) Makes me so, so happy to hear! Hopefully your baby cooperates and you can find out the gender! Hopefully your sickness goes away! But as they say, it's a good sign of a strong pregnancy! :) Can't wait for the next update on baby! Enjoy your summer!

  8. You are GLOWING!!! :) I love reading these updates on your little one! Yay for babies!

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