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16 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #3

18 Weeks
I turned 16 weeks last week, but I never got around to writing up my pregnancy update. It was a CRAZY week.

So here's my 16 week update, a week late:

Weight this week: 115.6 pounds

Measurement around waist: 28"

Measurement around belly: 30"

How big is baby? Baby weighs about 3 1/2 ounces and is about 4 1/2 inches long. About the size of an avocado!

Maternity Clothes: Definitely! I started wearing them more full-time around 15 weeks. That's when my belly really popped out! Which seemed early compared to my previous pregnancies...

Movement: I started feeling the baby move for sure! I was wondering if that was what I was feeling at around 15 weeks, and there was no doubt at 16 weeks.

Cravings: My cravings have really subsided. Nothing significant comes to mind.

Aversions: Again, nothing major. The queasiness has let up. Hooray!

Aches/Pains: Around 15 weeks I was having some pretty bad hip pain if I was on my feet too long. That went away, but now my belly gets tight and tired if I'm on my feet too long. And it will hurt if I poke it in a certain spot. My back pain from sleeping has gone down a lot, but that could be because I'm not sleeping as long...

Sleep: I can't really sleep for 10 hours at night anymore. 8-9 hours seems about right. I was having some awful insomnia, but it seems to have subsided a bit for now...

Fitness: It's been hard to keep up with my fitness routine lately. We had a crazy week, and then school, work, and sickness have made it difficult. I'm hoping to consistently exercise at least 3 days a week...

And that's my 28 week pregnancy update! 





xoxo
Erica

We're Building a House!


I'm so excited to be able share with you guys that we're actually going to be building a house!

A little back story: We've been living in a small basement apartment (about the size of a mobile home) for over 7 years. It's the only place we've called home since we got married. It's a 2 bedroom, 1 (small) bath, and it was starting to feel very cramped. 

I knew I didn't want to spend too many more years here because I don't want Helen and James to share a bedroom forever. So the process of deciding on new housing options began!

12/13 Week Pregnancy Update

18 Weeks
Well, the cat's out of the bag! We're expecting baby #3, due at the end of February! It's crazy to me that I'm starting on this journey of pregnancy again, but it's also very exciting!

If you'd like to see the cute way we announced my pregnancy this time around, head over to my cooking blog.

Finding Out I Was Pregnant: I was 5 days late, so I decided to take a pregnancy test. Part of me thought it was silly to take it so soon, but part of me kind of knew that I was pregnant. I had been sleeping more lately...

Sure enough, the test was positive! I didn't want to tell Reuben over the phone or with a text message. So I took the kids to his job site. But his dad was there, so I didn't feel comfortable breaking the news just yet.

I waited until after the kids were in bed...and put the pregnancy test in a gift bag and gave it to Reuben. When I told him the due date was once again in February, we both had a good laugh. And a serious talk about how we needed to build our house ASAP (more about that in a different post).

First Symptoms: As I mentioned, I had been sleeping more at night. About 5-6 weeks in I started to have nausea at night, and I had to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.