Monday, November 25, 2013

16 Weeks

How far along: 16 Weeks
How big is the baby: The length of an avocado-4.6 inches
Weight gain: 3 pounds
Doctor/Medical Stuff: Had the 16 week appointment today. Everything was great! Also, I've been fighting a cold for the last week. Vitamin C and my neti pot have been my friend and I think have kept it at bay. Also a lot of hand washing on my part (and making my students wash their hands....a lot!). As all my students coughed a terrible cough into my face I Friday I briefly considered calling in sick...just so I wouldn't get sick before Thanksgiving! Got the flu shot today for the first time in my life. After having a fever a couple weeks ago, I didn't want to risk that ever again!
Clothes: Same as last week: Regular clothes if they are low rise. High rise work pants get a belly band. Leggings are the best though! There is a definite baby bump though-even if I still weigh less than I did in April before I started my summer of Jillian Michaels. (Though after a summer of Jillian I only lost 5 pounds.)
Sleep: Not bad most nights. I get up 1 time most nights. 
Movement: None yet. 
Food/Aversions: This week's food has been pretty normal. I've had a few nights of discomfort.
What I miss: Pulling up my pants quickly after going to the bathroom. When I wear the belly band it usually takes some finagling: situating my pants, pulling down the belly band, adjusting my shirts, etc. 
What I am looking forward to: Really needing maternity pants. Those things are super comfy!
Oh! And This: On Thursday I was sitting at a stoplight on my way to the University for the Thursday night class I teach and I got rear-ended. You could barely call it that though. It was really more of a slight bump. A high school girl took her foot off the brake and rolled into me. There wasn't any damage to my car and I think the baby gets more jarred doing Wii Just Dance with my students on days it is too cold to go it is all good!

Tonight on our way home we were going to go shopping for Thanksgiving food. We are hosting Thanksgiving for around 25 people. Well today our old refrigerator started acting up. It has been for a while, but was really struggling along today. We just knew that our fridge would give out either 1. after we bought all the groceries for Thanksgiving or 2. Wednesday night after I finished cooking and baking. So we stopped at Home Depot on the way home as our first stop to check our refrigerators (after looking online while waiting in the OB office). Nothing could get delivered until after Thanksgiving. 

There was a floor model with a ding in the front that was already on a big sale that Adam haggled down to $350 lower than the sale price. After a lot of hemming and hawing about how much the ding would bother me weighed against the great deal for a fridge that would have normally been out of our price range, we decided on it. Then we realized it might not fit in the house. So Adam left me there to go home to measure our doorways and his brother and his wife came to get me and fridge in their truck. The doorway between our dining room and kitchen is 32 inches and the fridge without the doors was 31 plus the wires and stuff in the back.  

So 2 of Adam's brothers, my dad, 2 sisters-in-law, and a nephew worked together to take off the doors, take out the freezer drawer and remove the brackets....and then get it in! We got it in the kitchen....barely! Now we have to wait 24 hours to plug it in! I will be doing my Thanksgiving shopping right away Wednesday morning. That's a bit stressful! But it will all work out!

I guess I am lucky to have such an awesome new fridge, that is way huger than our current one, for a really great deal! I can't wait to put everything away in it! I'm not going to know what to do with all the space. I'm especially excited about the two huge shelves in the door that will hold gallons and large containers. 

Also, one of my sisters-in-law brought over a super adorable baby gift! You can see it below. I am thrilled!