Friday, March 15, 2013

"Bocks!" - and 16 Weeks

A couple months ago one of J's coworkers gave us a big bin of the big lego-like blocks.  Her kids have outgrown them and have moved on to actual legos, so Andrew inherited them.  At first he didn't pay them too much attention. He would mostly just dump them out and spread them all over the floor.

Recently that has all changed.  We moved the big bin out into our living room and now he is obsessed.  In the morning after he eats breakfast and as soon as I get him out of his highchair he hightails it into the living room to play with them.  Before we leave for daycare he normally runs out there and grabs two of them (he always has to have one for each hand).  While we're in the car on the way there I hear him back there saying "bocks" and playing with them. Before dinner he is out there stacking.  He takes a few with him on his way to the tub. After bath time he runs back out there to play for a while before I make him go brush his teeth and we read books.  So yeah, you can definitely say he's obsessed.

And I love it!  Watching him walk around the bin to stack them in different places with a big grin on his face makes me so happy.  He gets so excited by what he creates and it warms my heart to see him light up the way he does.  I love watching his joy in discovering how things work.  I always wonder if this feeling will ever get old?  Will it get to the point where I'm just like "Yeah, that's nice."?  I hope not.  I hope that his excitement continues to elicit just as much excitement out of me as it does now, because I love this feeling.

Ok, enough of that - on to this week:

How far along? 16w0d and the size of an avocado.  ~ 4.6 inches and 3.5 ounces.  Munchkin 2.0 can hear our voices, is growing hair, eyelashes and eyebrows and is even forming taste buds.

Weight loss/gain:  I didn't weigh myself this morning.but on Wednesday I was holding steady at +8 lbs. I'm trying really hard to not obsess over it.  I guess 8 lbs for 16 weeks isn't awful.

Maternity clothes: Still no.  I may need to break out the maternity jeans in the not too distant future, but for right now I'm still in regular clothes.

Symptoms:  Still just can't poo regularly.

Sex (of baby):  Doing our photos in 8 days  :)

Sleep: I can't breathe out of my nose so sleeping has sucked this week.  Also, Andrew has a cough so listening to that on the monitor has woken me up quite a bit.

Best moment this week? Not baby related, but the Easter egg hunt on Wednesday was awesome. Andrew had so much fun and I am so glad I was able to be there for it.

Movement: Still no.

Food cravings:  Still nothing, just starving all the time.

Belly button in or out?  In

What I miss?  Having energy. Where the hell is that 2nd tri burst of energy that I'm supposed to be getting??

What I'm looking forward to?  Pictures next week!

Milestones:  Just hitting 16 weeks - 2/5 of the way through.

What I'm nervous about:  Back to being nervous about telling my family.  Oooh I hope they aren't pissed I didn't tell them earlier.

Definitely starting to poof out more now.  It's still more noticeable at night than it is at 7:30 AM when I took this picture.  The poof is starting to get in the way a little bit during body pump class.  Can't wait to see what happens in a few more weeks.


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    1. Thanks mama! I hope things are going well with your two little ones!

  2. I bet you will feel movement soon! I felt the first thumps with James at 16w3d. And yeah, he loves his "bocks" too! And side note, don't you love body pump? And out of curiosity, has your doctor told you if/when you have to stop doing it? Its one exercise I wonder about when I'm pregnant again someday. Strength training is definitely great for pregnancy, but I just wonder if a doctor would nix actual body pump? At any rate, you still look fantastic!

    1. I talked to her about it at my last appt and she was ok with me continuing as long as I feel comfortable. I'm not increasing the weight that I am using at all and some of the ab stuff has gotten a little tough, but I love it.

      And I hope I feel some movement soon - waiting until 21+ weeks with Andrew seemed to be forever.

  3. You look great! 8 lbs for 16 weeks is fantastic. You are doing everything right.

    And oooh we need a huge box of blocks like that! Andrew is so funny taking them everywhere.

    1. Thanks. It's definitely harder this go 'round when I don't have as much time for the gym. I'm doing what I can, though.

      And the blocks are great. Sometimes I think I have almost as much fun playing with them as he does. :)

  4. I want your hair! I think you look great.

    1. Aw, thanks! I just saw your 18 week picture and you look beautiful!