16 Weeks!

I got this idea from a friend of mine's blog (Thank you Shales Tales) and, although I won't be near as good about regular posts, I would love to try updating this as much as possible throughout my pregnancy. I sure wish I had done this with Zachary so I could compare notes!

What is your due date?
June 29th, 2013
How far along are you?
16 weeks
What is the Gender of your baby?
Too early to tell - and we may not find out anyway.
What are you going to name your baby?
It's a big fat juicy secret :) And plus we haven't decided.
Best Moment this week?
Feeling the first baby movements!!!

What scripture is speaking to you this week? 
Jeremiah 1:5 (probably will stick with me the majority of my pregnancy)
"I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart..." 
I am so thrilled that God already has such incredible plans for this precious little one!
Baby's growth? 

He/She is about 5 inches long - the size of a Turnip

A growing belly and a gigantic appetite that just doesn't seem to stop!
Medical Stuff?

I had a Doctor's appointment last week where they just checked the baby's heart beat. Everything is still going great. I have my 2nd round of lab work this coming week.
Weight gain (or loss)?
I have gained right around 5 pounds. 

Fruit, fruit, and more fruit. My juicer finally came and I am a little worried that means I'll finally be able to overdose on fruit. 

Food Aversions?
Surprisingly - none. Which is a drastic contrast to my last pregnancy.
What Made Me Cry This Week?

A book I just finished reading (Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis) and watching Zachary's one-year video. He loves to watch it over and over and it just gets me every time.
Pretty dependent on my toddler! If I get woken up I have a very hard time falling back asleep. But if Zachary sleeps well I sleep well. 

Maternity Clothes?
I am trying to utilize my belly band and non-maternity clothes as much as possible but it's getting increasingly uncomfortable. I thankfully got a few things for work last weekend but I'm trying to save them as much as possible. I know they are headed for some VERY good use! 
Stretch Marks?

Just started feeling movement this week which is about a week earlier than I started feeling Zachary. 

What I miss....
Nothing yet - I love pregnancy!

What I'm looking forward to....
My 20 week ultra sound next month. 

Labor Signs?
No thank you!

Thoughts from the family....
My husband thinks my pregnant belly is sexy - which is funny and beautiful at the same time. Zachary loves to kiss the baby and look at my belly. Our extended family is still trying to convince us to find out the gender at our 20 week ultra sound.

Something I'm Excited About.... 
Zachary becoming a big brother!! We are in 2013 now which means I'm going to have a baby this year! 
Pregnancy related books you are reading.... 
I'm between books right now but I haven't read anything specifically pregnancy related with the exception of weekly updates from whattoexpect.com
Any other thoughts?
Now that my belly is starting to form and I can feel movement it's really starting to become real. We have a busy and exciting year ahead of us but all I can think about is our growing family. I am overwhelmed with emotion just thinking about how full my heart is with love and joy. 


  1. you look so cute! Zachary is going to love having a little sibling!

  2. Glad I inspired you but even happier that you are blogging regularly so I can see what the Mouw's are up to! All 4 of you!!


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