16 Week “Bumpdate”

Well hello there, BumpWatchers! Here we are at week 16!!! My half way point in my pregnancy with the boys, but hopefully we are a couple of weeks from the half way point this time!

The baby should weigh between 3-5 ounces and should be around 4-5 inches long, about the size of an avocado! Its practicing facial expressions, and it can hear our voices. Sorry, Baby, it’s a LOUD house. Get used to it!!! 


Things overall are going well. I’m having more good days than bad these last two weeks. I’m not hugging the toilet any longer, and I’m falling asleep at more normal hours of the night. I think I might be hitting my 2nd trimester stride!

Symptoms: I’ve definitely been able to do more normal “mom” duties like volunteer at the boys school, make dinner, laundry, etc. Nausea is much improved, which I’m super grateful for!

Emotionally if I’m being honest, I still am dealing with doubts and fear that come in waves. I’ve been praying lots, and working through Scripture on fear and trusting the Lord. After a loss, I think it’s common to have anxiety, but it’s something I would definitely appreciate your prayers on!

The pregnancy brain has hit HARD. I had the most awful time making the boys birthday cake. I had to redo the icing because I put in teaspoons of cocoa instead of tablespoons. I didn’t read the instructions to melt the ingredients first before adding the powdered sugar. I couldn’t remember if I put in 1/2 cup of milk or a whole cup. I was a MESS! It’s amazing it even turned out!

Another weird pregnancy symptom? Ear Wax. Gross.

Highlights: I was able to buy some hand-me-downs from a neighbor this week and got a couple of super cute maternity tops in my Stitch Fix that I know I’ll get a ton of wears out in the next few weeks until this summer.
This card from one of the boys’ classmates sister was a definite highlight. I love the “nurse it with all the love” line. Beyond precious! 


Cravings/Aversions: I still crave steak almost daily. Now that I’m in my second trimester, I want to focus more on healthier foods again.Lately salad tastes extra yummy. Oh and I LOVE a glass of Orange Juice first thing in the morning, just like I did with the boys! Carbs were a comfort in my first trimester, but my body is not happy about those. Pretty much EVERYTHING sounds good most days.

Looking Forward To: I’m really looking forward to feeling the baby move more frequently  and consistently(for reassurance too) and letting the boys feel it on my tummy. We have an appointment next Tuesday, so I’m anxious to hear how everything is progressing. Waiting stretches between appointments has been HARD! It’s something I’m totally not used to, since we had bi-monthly and weekly appointments with the boys.

The Boys: The boys continue to be so excited about being big brothers (minus teasing them about changing dirty diapers!!!).  It was so fun going into their classroom and having so many of their friends ask me how Baby Murray is! Their class has nicknamed it “Baby McFlurry Murray”.

Gender Reveal: Coming soon! Promise! Although it’s been pretty fun to keep you hanging!