Oh 16 weeks, I'm loving you. Not only does today mark one month or so until we find out if our little one will be a boy or a girl, it has brought me back that elusive energy I've been missing since the beginning. It's weird- with Henry I felt normal almost all of the time. I haven't had any morning sickness with this pregnancy either but I have been incredibly tired and kind of depressed in those first few months. I think feeling down was a mixture of being so tired and not having the motivation to do much, but also because I think my hormones are even wackier than my first time around. I mentioned it in my first pregnancy post but my skin has been haywire, and my chest is bigger than with Henry too. Some of my friends seem to think this means I'm having a girl (more estrogen in my body!) but I'm not convinced one way or another.
This week the baby is the size of an avocado, which is funny because up until recently avocados have totally grossed me out. Guacamole is no big deal, but plain avocados? No thank you. Other than that I haven't had too many food aversions at all besides chocolate and sugary sweets not sounding too good. I can't get enough of fresh fruit though, just like with Henry!
I think I'm most excited right now to find out if we're having a boy or a girl, and start planning the nursery and all of that fun stuff. Henry will be staying in his room, and the baby will take one of the guest rooms right across the hall. Every night after tucking Henry in I can't help but think about how weird it will be to have two kiddos sleeping in their bedrooms. Surreal. And so, so exciting.
It's such a miracle to be growing a human being inside of my body- it astounds me every single day and I am beyond grateful for all of it. I could gush and gush about it, but I think I'll save some of that for another day.
And just for fun, here is my 16 week update I posted while pregnant with Henry. I love that I have all of it to look back on...and I'm also a little shocked I ever thought that was a baby belly! haha. I know this time around I'm not showing too much yet either, but I wanted to start photos anyway. I'm looking forward to documenting this pregnancy too!
Quick question- are any of you expecting? I feel like so many people are pregnant right now! Baby boom, for sure.