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I am still learning to surrender the pen.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bump Update: 16 Weeks


How far along? 16 weeks

Size of baby: Sullivan is the size avocado/turnip... or a blackberry phone!

Milestones: In the next two weeks he will double his weight! His heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day!

Total weight gain/measurements: babycenter.com says I should be around +5lbs right now. Luckily, I'm still down -14lbs. My new doctor said she would like to see me up at least 2-4 lbs by my next appointment at 18 weeks. But honestly, of all of my worries I'm not worried about it. I know Sully and I aren't starving! ;) LOL

Maternity clothes: Pretty exclusively into relaxed comfy clothes or maternity clothes. Much doesn't fit, but I'm learning to get creative! Unfortunately, being pregnant in the winter and in sweaters just looks like Thanksgiving came early! 

Unglamorous Body Changes: Still uncomfortably dry skin, and now add bad hip pain to the list. Some nights I can't sleep my hips are so sore. Thinking about finding room in the budget for a pregnancy pillow for mine (and my husband's!) sanity!

Sleep: Sleep is very hit or miss. If I'm able to get comfortable I sleep like a rock throughout the night. If it's a night of hip pain I spend the night tossing and turning.

Best moment this week: Well of course finding out the gender was the best moment! We are so, SO blessed by our little Sullivan James.

Miss anything? I would give up ANYthing for this baby and not miss it.

Movement: I still feel the baby move here and there, and I know I'll kick myself for saying this later (LOL), but I STILL can't wait until it's a good kick! 

Food cravings: Cheese and fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapple, bananas)

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing specific anymore.

Gender: It's a BOY! Sullivan James Wallheimer

Labor signs: I've got a long way to go! :)

Symptoms: fatigue, dry/itchy skin, dizziness, headaches

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time: So so very happy... throughout the day "IT'S A BOY" randomly pops in my head and I begin to think of our little man and my heart is full of joy!

Weekly Wisdom: I can't please everyone, but luckily now I'll just worry about our family of three... (well five! can't forget our girls!). 

What stereotype I Embody: Every time I go to a store, I just HAVE to look at the kid's department! Much different than how I was just a few short months ago and avoiding that section like the plague!

What I bought this week: Walter and I bought baby Sully's first outfit and toy know knowing we have a little HE in there! Daddy picked out a little puppy snuggly and his first outfit was a little Mickey Mouse onesie we saw a few weeks ago. :)

What I checked off my to-do list: The nursery is really coming along! I think I'm about finished with what I've planned to get done before a baby shower. Last remaining wishes: crib mattress, crib bedding, and a changing table.

Looking forward to: Getting that pregnancy pillow! LOL

bought right after our first beta for our little one.
He definitely will be!

Sully's first outfit and toy!

photos from the gender reveal


  1. SO happy that I WAS already following you! :) And also happy for you guys and a little Sullivan!

    1. Thanks so much! Excited for your journey to begin! :)