July Baby

Three whole total days after we closed on our new house last November we got some exciting news (and if you follow me on Instagram you already know)…

pregnancy test

We’re having a baby in July! He/she is due on Travis’ birthday!! Our family has lots of July birthdays going on during that month. My birthday, Travis (of course), my maternal grandma, my oldest nephew Ryder, my brother-in-law Paul, my good friend Dana had her twin girls on the 11th in 2013 and last but not least my goldendoodle Randolph who will be 7 this year.

12 weeks

14 weeks

16 weeks

A few facts and updates:

How far along? 16 weeks
Baby’s size: about the size of an avocado
Total weight gain: about 6 pounds
Clothes: Wearing an AG Adriano Goldschmied denim jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue (non-maternity). It was a splurge when I graduated in December 2013. My tank is a perfect fit tank from J Crew in heather dusk (non-maternity). My skirt is a Chevron-Stripe Jersey Maxi Skirt from Old Navy (maternity). Only $22 on sale right now! You can’t see the stripes in this picture but it’s super cute! I’ve purchased several maternity items and should do a post dedicated to that. It would be fun to have a friend take some pictures for me so they aren’t all mirror selfies.
Miss Anything? I randomly stare at people enjoying glasses of wine when we go out to eat 🙂
Symptoms (so far): I was super lucky and had zero morning sickness during my first trimester. On the flip side I was very tired. There was one day that I literally was in bed all day and slept probably 20 hours. I got up to pee and I ate a couple of times (yogurt and a pb&j) but that was it. I took naps when I could and climbed into bed before 8pm. It’s nice that the time had changed and it was dark anyway. I can’t imagine wanting to do that during the summer! The tiredness went away around 11 weeks. It was noticeable that I felt better…my fiance even said something.
Sleep: I went from sleeping a lot to not being able to sleep. I stay up until around midnight every night. I toss and turn from my right side to my left side. Should I buy one of those pregnancy body pillows everyone raves about?
Cravings: Coconut. Coconut yogurt especially. But also coconut in granola and toasted coconut. I eat yogurt, granola and fruit almost every morning. I make a big deal out of making it look nice and then I get back into bed and enjoy it while browsing around on my phone. Here’s one of my combos from last week:
yogurt, fruit, granola bowl
Can’t stand the thought of: spinach! I used to love to cook down fresh baby spinach in a little water and have it was a side for dinner or for lunch with a fried egg on top. Not now. I’ve tried it multiple times and the taste is awful! I made  chicken thighs one night and asked Travis if he thought they were bad. He thought they were great. ***sigh*** Guess it was just me!
Looking forward to: My doctor’s appointment next Monday. I can’t wait to hear the babies heartbeat again!

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