Prego Mego ~ week 16

Today, I am four months pregnant! I CAN’T believe it has already been four months! Time is starting to fly. I don’t know if I like that. It’s like I’m so excited for the baby to be here but I’m starting to feel like I have a LOT to do!

I’m a bit sad Christmas is over but ready to start a new year! I think this will be a fabulous year :) I like the sound of the year 2010! Along with taking down Christmas decorations, I’m starting to think of nursery decorations. Well, not really decorations but all things nursery. We are going to paint the walls but we can’t do that until we pick fabric! Oh, where to begin!?

This fourth month of pregnancy has been a COLD one! At first, I thought it was going to be a long winter because I immediately began to ache when it got really cold. It’s gotten a lot better! I really just ache when I wake from tossing and turning all night.

I feel like I’m sleeping a TAD bit better. It may be because I’m still so tired or maybe because we are keeping the room pretty cold.

Though the baby didn’t see the weather this Christmas, we sure told him there was a white Christmas that was pretty :)

It was pretty snow but it has been quite icy! If it weren’t for my rain/snow/water boots, I would have probably given baby M a few bruises :( Luckily, my boots have kept my clumsy self from falling! I see people wearing normal shoes, getting them all wet,but I sure don’t know how they manage not to fall!

Since we did our Christmas card, I’ve been thinking about next year’s and how the baby will be the “star” of it :) We love our dog…and we will after the baby is born…but he won’t have quite as many pics on the Christmas card. Ahhh, maybe I should start browsing announcements? :)

I’ve been forgetful so very much. This afternoon, I bundled up, put my boots up and walked outside to my car to get something. What was I going to get? I have NO idea! I still don’t know.

I don’t really care for much meat, still. I’ve decided I could really live without it. I don’t think that is much of an option if PCOS will always be apart of my life. This week, I’ve been on a drink kick. I love Gloria Jean’s Cookie Carmel Chiller. It.Is.AMAZING!! I don’t drink it everyday, don’t worry. I’ve had one once a week for the past two weeks :)

Yesterday, I had to go to the bank which is by Braum’s. I decided to drive thru and get a cherry limeade. I know a lot of you are Sonic fans. I do like Sonic. But if you like cherry limeades and have a Braum’s close by, I HIGHLY recommend you try one out. Hubby and I use to get them all the time but I never think about it lately. Some locations are better than others depending on how they mix and portion it.

I like celery with pimento cheese on it.

This morning I had Starbucks new breakfast sandwich which I think consisted of a whole grain English muffin, turkey bacon, egg white & Swiss cheese. I was impressed! Now, if I could just take the time to make this stuff at home so be more economical. I don’t mind eating food but I’ve not been that big a fan of cooking..and smelling it!

Speaking of smelling, Brent says I’m starting to have Spider Man like senses because smells are so strong to me.

I’ve been getting more butterflies and quick sharp pains. I’ve read and been told that this is movement of the baby. Well, I want distinct movement, little guy!! I’m probably jinxing myself! I’m hoping he will start kicking. Well, I can just see him starting to kick and then not stopping! At night, when quiet in bed, hubby and I will feel to see if we can feel the movement! Not so much, yet.

Baby M is the size of an avocado this week!

The past few days I’ve gotten a mild headache in the late afternoon up until I go to bed. I’ve not really done any research in my books or on the Internet. I once read headaches are normal because of hormones. Did any of you experience them?

For my big belly comments (shug), where else is baby supposed to go? 😉 I’m short and I’ve also felt I had the shortest torso ever. I’m 5’2″. The baby can’t stretch it up or down. So, I think he is stretching it outwards! I already had a few stretch marks on my hips from “baby fat” & puberty I guess you would call it. Hopefully, those won’t get much worse. I don’t really think my belly looks as big in person (to others) as it does in the pics! If hubs sees me change clothes or put on a different shirt, he says “gosh, I wish I had the camera right now..that would be a good shot”… so, it’s definitely changing.

16 weeks…
I haven’t braved myself to lift the shirt..but here is a different angle!

So, I got to thinking….this may be the last week the tree is up. This may also be the only pregnancy I have during the Christmas season.. so I had to take a pic in front of the tree!
Hubby said “Elton, go pose with mommy”.. ha. Not as easy as it use to be!

I thought they deserved a pic together :) Can you find Elton? Told you they love the new razorback blanket!

We go back to the doctor next Monday afternoon! Hopefully baby gives us good sonogram pics for my birthday :)

Hope you all are having a good week!

xoxo ~ Megan


  1. says

    you are so, so cute!!! i get told all the time because i'm so tall that that's why i didn't show earlier, so.. guess there's something to you being 5'2!

    and i had headaches bad. the only thing that would help would be sudafed and a dr. pepper. not the best, but i couldn't even function!!!

  2. says

    Look'n beautiful momma!! Love the update! It's hard to distinguish the movement on the first pregnancy, but what you're describing sounds like you're feeling baby!.. just wait 'till you're second, you'll be able to distinguish the little kicks right away! I'm already feeling them and it's so fun!

  3. says

    You look amazing!! So fun! And you're right, 2010 will be an amazing year for you and your hubby. Great things to look forward to! And girl, I do LOVE a Braums cherry limeade…yum!!

  4. says

    Aw! YAY 4 months! :) You look adorable! :) My friends have all been talking nursery decor on their blogs-we've got chandeliers in the babies room (my personal favorite), bright jungle themes, wall murals, and fairly certain pottery barn kids owes my friends for it's success in 2009.. haha.. :) I agree we should go to lunch sometime, girlie!! :)

  5. says

    You look amazing !! what adorable pictures!! I love the shirt u have on and the pics with your pup!! U r just so adorable pregnant and still teeny tiny!!

  6. says

    Echoing shugs that I need to see it in person too! I bet a little caffeine might help too with the headaches! a little shouldn't hurt anything! AND it will make that baby start kicking around like crazy! the first time I felt molly was the first time i had a diet coke while prego. I was like, SHE LIKES IT! :)

    And this is so stupid but I read that stuff about limeades and then the sentence about the celery and pimento cheese and i was like WHAATTT? IN you LIMEADE? that's the weirdest thing and I was like surely that's a typo… so i re-read it like 10 times and then realized that it was a completely seperate thought! hahaha had a blonde moment there!

    AND you look SOOO precious in those pics! I mean so pretty! and I love that shirt you are wearing also!

    OK sorry to write a book. Love you hun!

  7. says

    You look great for 16 weeks! I took belly pictures every week and made comments in a photo album of how I felt, and I look back at those early weeks and see I made comments like "feeling as big as a house", etc. it makes me laugh now, being 35 weeks, I trully am huge.
    Dotn worry about the feeling of movement, I felt that same one and then one night I felt a distinct kick and it was awesome!!!! Now the twins have no room so they dont move as much, but for several months I would have to eat fast because once they woke up and I was eating I thought everything would come back up, it felt like i was attempting to eat on a rollercoaster. But I know I will miss the feeling. So enjoy the antcipation of the first kick and every minute. Time feels like its flying and it will.
    On your "pregnancy brain"-it doesn't get any better, but I have learned to basically carry a notebook with me all the time and write everything down, it helps remember things. And make a to do list for getting ready for baby and have you and the hubs make a timeline, it will help.
    Best of Luck!!!!

  8. says

    What a great idea to document in front of your tree!

    I'm only 5'4" on a good day, so I can empathize with how you're feeling. Any extra weight on me just never sits well.

    I think you look wonderful!

  9. says

    This is a cute post. You look beautiful, of course. And, I have to admit, I prefer the shirt on pictures of bellies. I'm not crazy about the bare pictures. But, that's just me.

  10. Shuggie's Mom says

    i agree with the masses–you look great! love the updates. you should let shug do your birth announcements (hint hint and plug).
    happy new year!

  11. says

    yay for the 4 month mark!
    you could not be any cuter or prettier!! i love the pics!
    i'm so excited and happy for you guys!!
    i'm 5'2" as well 😉

  12. says

    Elton cracks me up because Lola does the same thing underneathe the blankets. In fact, she is doing it right now! Just wait… the remaining 5 months will fly by. Before long you will be at 32 weeks and thinking "WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I GOING TO DO WITH A BABY!?" =)

  13. says

    baby m is growing, mom!!! you are the cutest prego i've ever seen!!! and i love the shirt you have on in the belly pics! good luck with the headaches and sleeping … hope they're better soon!

    and our boys know how elton feels … they went from stars of the christmas card to the background once sophie b came. loves to him!

  14. says

    Love your blog and I am a fellow T-towner. You are preci and congrats on the babe! I feel guilty about my reason for posting, BUT I can't tell you how many countless times my husband and I have experienced a defective limeade (no cherry, please!) from Braum's! You made me smile BIG and laugh at all the times my husband and I have gone through the drive-thru at Braum's and I have left disappointed! And it is much agreed that Braum's has better limeades over Sonic. Hands down, I would take a badly mixed limeade from the Braum's at 51st and Yale (worst by far!)over a Sonic limeade any day!

  15. says

    I am afraid being tired and stretch marks come with the territory! You look great! I'm so excited for you and baby "M"! That coffee looks so good (you know how I feel about my coffee) we don't have a Gloria Jeans here, but do have a Braums about a mile from the hizzzouse so I may have to have a cherry limeade! Happy New Year!

  16. says

    Congratulations! Your growing bump is adorable. Glad to hear you're being extra careful in the cold slippery weather. Your center of gravity changes when you're pregnant and you sure don't want to fall.

    What a Happy New Year you'll have!

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