Bump Update: 16 weeks


How far along 16 weeks

Baby’s size An avocado! about 4.5 inches.

Baby’s progress Facial muscles are developing so Baby is able to open and close his/ her mouth and may be giving us a few smiles.

Weight gain About 8 lbs.

Sleep I’ve finally gotten to a point where I’m sleeping pretty hard. I’ll get up a few times but I’m not staying awake like I was. Maybe it’s because my worries have subsided for the most part!

Gender We find out in about 2 weeks!

Movement I think so! I’ve definitely been feeling flutters since the early weeks but I think there are some kicks in there too.

Best moment this week Going in for my check up and hearing the heartbeat again. Baby was moving a lot and I could hear that too.

Food Cravings Seafood! We were at the beach this weekend and that’s all I wanted. I had to curb it a bit toward the end but not before knocking out some crab legs!

Food Aversions Nothing in particular lately except turkey burgers still. Some days I just want something less than I want it another day.

Symptoms A lot of congestion. I’ve been a lot more tired than I thought I would be at this point, especially with sleeping so well. Morning sickness has subsided for the most part so I’ve been eating a ton more.

Workouts I have done a lot of walking in the past few weeks but no major workouts. I’m feeling alright about that.

Looking forward to Finding out if Baby is a he or she at our Gender Reveal in a few weeks!


Have an eventful week.

IMG_3259.JPG Before I get into the good stuff, can I just say how unbearably hot it is? Real talk: I’ve tried my best to avoid pants all day today because it is just hot and sticky and I wish I was near a pool, or the ocean. Either would do.

September is so fantastic in Raleigh, in my opinion, despite the late summer heat. 1) The season starts to change into Autumn which is my favorite season, 2) SPARKcon and 3) Hopscotch. Oh yeah and it is also my birthday month, but who’s paying attention? [I am, and my husband better be as well.] Continue reading

Linen Closet Refresh


What is the one space in your home that is a place that you probably haven’t touched in 7 years, is the smallest, and yet the most disorganized? For me that was our linen closet. Honestly, when I cleared out the space about 50% of the items cleaned out were donated. Sheets that no longer fit any beds in our house, or that had been handed down to us and never used, towels that were really kitchen towels, or master bathroom towels, etc. Just a bunch of random stuff that at one point we probably though, “Meh, why not here?” Continue reading

Have an easy week.


I’m not sure if it’s because I finally have my energy back to focus on other things going on in my life besides making a human but last week was STRESSFUL. I am so happy to be feeling better, with more energy and excitement but I didn’t quite easy myself back into things. I let pretty much everything get to me and now that I’m at the end of the week, I’m more than ready to let it all go. It was definitely a roller coaster of a week so I’m determined to make this week coming up and easier one.

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