Gender: ??? We couldn’t tell at our last ultra sound but should know at our next one in a few weeks. This pregnancy feels pretty identical to Ava’s so i’m not sure if that means another girl?
Total weight gain: close to 8 lbs! I pretty much put on 5 lbs right away in the first trimester like last time. However this time around I definitely started showing much sooner and am seeing a bigger bump at 16 weeks than last time.
Maternity Clothes: I’m still in regular clothes and some of my low rise or boyfriend jeans still actually close. The majority of my pants though I have to use the hair tie trick.
Stretch marks: Not yet…still lathering on my Cocoa Butter. I used it my whole pregnancy with Ava and hoping it works this time around as well. No fancy expensive creams for me. I just used Palmers Cocoa Butter from Target.
Sleep: Pretty great so far minus having to get up once a night for a restroom break.
Miss Anything: I always miss cocktails when i’m pregnant. I don’t drink a lot but having a cocktail or two is always nice! I also miss Sushi and crop tops of course . 😉
Cravings: I think “lack of” cravings is more like. Just like when I was pregnant with Ava nothing sounded good to me. Juices and Spring Rolls (yes random) are pretty much the only things I won’t pass up right now.
Symptoms: it’s still early but ladies these hips are hurting already! The first trimester I was really nauseous and SUPER tired. I know thats to be expected but the tired was on another level. I’m sure chasing around a toddler this time around had something to do with that. Once I hit about 13 weeks that subsided a bit and i’ve been feeling a bit better.
Belly Button in or out: its undecided
Mood: Pretty good so far!
Best Moment this week: Feeling the little kicks! They’re definitely still small kicks but I started feeling them at about 14.5 weeks! I know they say that’s probably too early to feel them butttt 100% they were kicks 😉
Looking forward to: A Fall Maternity wardrobe! I LOVED being prego in the Fall/Winter last time and can’t wait to get cozy with this bump and all the Fall layers!
Exercise: The first trimester I totally slacked off with exercise bc to be honest I was just so exhausted and nauseous. Now in the second trimester i’m back on board and making sure I get to the gym or exercise at least 2-3 times a week. My workouts usually consists of light cardio (for about 30 mins) and some strength training as well.