Pregnancy Update: Week 16

16 weeks already, and more of my blogger friends are announcing pregnancies! I love it! So many babies coming this fall. I am now wearing maternity clothes full time when I am wearing “real” clothes, aside from some larger t-shirts and things. I have a long torso, so shirts are already almost too short on me, so add in a baby belly and it doesn’t take long for them to REALLY be too short on me.

16weeks bump

Definitely some new/different developments this week. I felt great all week the wham, Monday I felt like I was back in my first tri. Didn’t want to eat, felt yucky, and was exhausted. Like, spent ten hours plus a 1.5 hour nap exhausted. That was depressing, but I am feeling a little better today. A lot has been going on in my family so it could be stress related as well. I’m also having some different symptoms, so let’s move on and take a look.

Symptoms: occasional headaches, acne, forgetfulness, emotional, and now dealing with low blood sugar or possibly low iron. I get really weak and shaky/dizzy (always dizzy when I stand up too fast) so trying to eat more balanced meals, iron, etc. and get this under control. Still experiencing round ligament pain some, but I only ran once last week and that seemed to be when it was the worst, so I didn’t run anymore (Well, I did a run walk once). Also slight swelling in my feet when I stand too long.

Baby’s Size: Avocado

Maternity Clothes: Life savers on bottom. Loving maxi dresses and flowy skirts in particular!

Stretch Marks: nada

Sleep: Not getting up to pee as much, usually once a night, had a decent week!

Miss Anything?: A hard sweaty workout. I just haven’t felt up to it.

Cravings: Same. Anything frozen or really cold. And chocolate.

Aversions: eh. A lot of things, and some things I can eat just not in large quantities. I can eat grilled chicken but just a few bites then I can’t handle it, for example.

Looking Forward To: Planning our gender reveal BBQ with my mom and hashing out all the details this weekend. (Date is set for Mother’s Day weekend!)

What I’m Loving: That I finally am starting to look pregnant and not just chubby.

Workouts: One run, one run/walk, and 3 other walks. Also a 30 minute circuit in my living room of various exercises and stretches. Not a great week, but it was a little out of whack with going to my parents and up to the hospital to see my grandmother etc.

QOTD: Anyone else suffer from dizziness/low blood sugar or low iron when pregnant?

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