Pregnancy: Weeks 13-16

How far along are you?

16 weeks and 2 days


We will find out for sure on December 27th!  

How big is the baby?

This week, the baby is the size of a pickle! So cool to see how fast this baby is growing week by week. It really is amazing!


Total weight gain:

Initially, I lost 7 lbs in the first trimester, and so far I have gained back 2. Hopefully I will get back up to my pre-pregnancy weight soon and go on from there! My doctor wants me to gain 25 lbs by the end the pregnancy, so that is my goal as well. Healthy weight gain is so important in pregnancy!

How am I feeling?

I'm feeling a little better since the first trimester! The nausea comes and goes instead of being an all-day affair, which is a relief! I'm still pretty exhausted but my sleep has been terrible so that is probably why. I'd say the biggest change I've seen in the past few weeks is that I am getting massive migraines. The only thing that seems to help is about 1/2-1 cup of coffee/day. So that's what I've been doing!

Maternity clothes?

I've been having fun buying a few outfits from Pink Blush Maternity, I absolutely love their clothes! I also got maternity leggings which are life savers, and a few flowy tops! 

Favorite workouts:

I'm sticking to walking for now; my doctor told me to put my feet up frequently and take it easy. So that's what I'm doing! This baby is worth it :) 

Stretch marks:

None and I hope it stays that way! I’ve been using bio oil and a “bump cream” I found on Amazon. Hopefully they help! 


BROWNIES, cinnamon rolls, and all kinds of beans. I have been craving brownies like crazy lately. I finally got my craving fulfilled last week, and I thought the cravings would have disappeared, but they came back a few days later so off I went to bake another batch, just in time for my Gilmore Girls party! Luckily, I've been able to just have a square and stop. Moderation has been easier during pregnancy than before pregnancy, which is weird! Another craving I've had are Cinnabon cinnamon rolls...yummy! And the beans...I don't even know where this craving is coming from but all I want are bean soups and stews and beans and rice! My hubby is joking that it is the 1/4 Mexican in him coming out! Our baby is going to love beans!

Food aversions:

I still have an aversion to Mexican food (minus beans), tomato-y things, meats. I am trying to force myself to eat more vegetables lately. I'm definitely doing better than a few weeks ago, so it can only go up from here!


No change here! Still sleeping terribly and tossing and turning. My OB says this is normal, so I guess I’ll just have to deal! 

What I miss: 

Energy, working out 100%, more than 1 cup of coffee, and my clear skin. The acne has been crazy and really getting to my self-esteem, but thank God for make up! 

What I am looking forward to:

I live for ultrasounds and  being able to see our sweet baby! Also can't wait till my bump gets bigger, I'm so curious as to what it will look like since this is my first pregnancy!

That's all for now! We had our 16 weeks check up yesterday and baby is moving and kicking like crazy! We love our little pickle already!