Bumpdate Weeks 15 & 16

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Well, clearly I am not good at weekly posts. I obviously already have pregnancy brain as I thought I posted last week. Ha!

How far along: 16 weeks

Total Weight  Gain: 3-4 pounds

Maternity clothes: None so far. However, we have entered the stage where I am completely unable to button many of my pants. Yikes.

Gender: Boy. Ha! Haven’t seen a body part yet, though! Hoping the MaterniT21 test is right based on the amount of shopping I have done.

And while we are at it…we are at a complete impasse on names. I have many I like which are quickly nixed for sounding too much like a “lacrosse or boarding school name,” and how do I say this…he chose all the names he likes from a soccer website, so let’s just say they don’t really “fit.”

Oh, and having a kid after all of your friends is a bit of a problem because all the names seem to be taken! Here are some I like: Bennett, Beckett, Grayson and Ty (but not crazy about Tyson or Tyler, so that kind of eliminates that name). Some of these aren’t in the running because we have friends with kids that have these names and others because Tommy just straight up nixed. The only two names that neither of us have completely nixed are Deacon and Cade, though, we aren’t ready to commit to either.

Soooooo….if you have any unique, but not totally unusual names along these lines, I would LOVE to hear them!

Movement: I felt baby move up in my stomach this week. When I was pregnant with Emmy, I also very distinctively felt her move up.  However, this time I was fully standing! I also feel him here and there. Some days more than others.

Sleep: I had one full 7 hour stretch of sleep last week and it is glorious. I am able to fall asleep easily, and go back to sleep pretty easily after I go to the bathroom.

Cravings: If you mention it, I want it. I have been way more into carbs. Tonight I downed about 8 handfuls of chocolate chips, so I would say my sweet tooth is still here. I also do have a protein kick where I have to have something savory.

Symptoms: Round ligament pain, general aches and pains. One night I was up multiple times in the night and the next day I was so exhausted every muscle and bone in my body felt tired.

What I am looking forward to: Working on baby’s room. This week I am going with a friend who is due 10 days before me to a fabric store.

Also, Emmy loves to give the baby at Julie’s the sweetest hugs, so that will be precious…assuming she also loves her brother!

Best moments: Tommy and I had a one-night getaway to Arkansas and it was heavenly. We explored the town, took a nap, went to a nice dinner, turned the a/c down as low as it could go (a luxury since he likes to keep it about 74 in here), slept in and watched three episodes of Say Yes to the Dress. Loved it!


  1. I can't believe you are already at week 16! Boy names are hard. My Ty is just a Ty. It's not short for anything. He thinks it would be really clever to name another boy Tyson. I'm not so sure. Haha!

  2. Here are a few of my faves...

  3. You look awesome.
    I really like the name Trek for a boy.

  4. You look great! I have no name suggestions for you, since it was hard enough coming up with our own!! Your little getaway sounds great! I'm totally jealous!

  5. I enjoy keeping up with you, and I'm glad to see a new update. Sorry I have no name suggestions.
    Love, Aunt Angie

  6. What day in December are you due? So glad I came accross you blog :) I'm due December 7th, so exciting! Can't wait to follow your pregnancy too! xxxx

  7. Cullen, Miller, I second just using 'Ty' and not having it be short for anything...

  8. I'm still so excited you are having a BOY! Boden, Sutton and Smith are all names I've liked. I'm also really into the classics like James, Henry, Will (William), Luke, etc. I will say that if there's a name you love and someone you know has used it, don't let that deter you. Your boy will be his own self and the name will quickly become his. I cared so much about that with my kids, and looking back I wish I would have just gone with names that I LOVED instead of finding something nobody else had used. Good luck!


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