16 weeks

Baby is the size of an avocado (yum!) and is busy growing hair, lashes, and tastebuds.

The highlight of this week was getting to spend the weekend up in Door County, where despite frigid temps I tried snowshoeing for the first time. Loved it!

I don’t have a whole lot of new things going on this week. My sleep is still terrible, and I am about at the point where I might break down and take something for it. I feel like everything would be so much better if I could sleep through the night. I wake up exhausted, and I get through work by looking forward to napping when I get home. Then I crash on the couch, wake up with a headache, and sit on the couch feeling crappy for the rest of the night. Repeat, repeat. My doc told me I could take Unisom or Tylenol PM, and I may try it tonight.

I have heard a lot of people talk about how hungry they are all of the time while pregnant, but I feel like my appetite is still somewhat normal. Don’t get me wrong, I have always had a very healthy appetite and I eat a lot of food, but I think because I am exercising so much less, by body isn’t really demanding more food than usual. My sweet tooth has been raging lately, and I can’t get enough chocolate and ice cream. This probably has something to do with the aforementioned headaches, but I can’t help it. Cake is just so good.

I haven’t been running a lot, rather getting exercise in different ways. I got to the pool last week for a swim (win!), which actually felt really good. Need to start doing that on the regular. I have also tried the elliptical, and spent two days this weekend snowshoeing a couple miles at a time. I am even looking into getting a pair of snowshoes if I can find a great deal. Honestly, I just don’t feel like running at the moment. I feel heavy and not being able to get outside due to the polar vortex/arctic blast is not helping. I’d rather mix things up than be confined to slogging out miles on the treadmill.

I still haven’t felt the baby move (I don’t think), so that is something I am looking forward to. Other things I am looking forward to include outside temperatures above 0 degrees (maybe?) and, well I guess that’s it. Of course I can’t wait until our 20 week ultrasound but that is a ways off yet so I am trying not to be too excited just yet.

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