Bumpdate: 16 Weeks


Dress from PinkBlush Maternity

How far along: 16 weeks

Due Date: September 17

Gender: Only 11 more days until we find out! I go back and forth between thinking it’s a boy or a girl.  Share your guess below! 

Is Baby Mac a Boy or a Girl?

  • Girl (64%, 16 Votes)
  • Boy (36%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Baby Size: An avocado. 4.5 inches long and 3.5 ounces. Baby Mac is looking more and more human and less alien these days. The eyes and ears are moving into their final positions, the head is more erect, and major growth spurts are going on. The baby’s heart is pumping more and more blood and has tiny toenails.

Weight gain: 4 pounds and a whole lot of bloat. 

Maternity clothes: Purchased a few other fun spring dresses. It’s SO hard finding cute maternity wear. So far I’ve been having the most luck at Gap and PinkBlush. Oh and I also scored my diaper bag this week, Kate Spade clearance. 

Best moment this week: We made a big decision this past week. We are staying at our current rental until after baby is born. This has been a HUGE stress for us, deciding what to do and whether or not to pay the penalty to move out early. But now the decision has been made and it’s a huge weight off my shoulders. So, we began to clean out our spare bedroom, getting it ready for baby!

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex in two weeks! Feeling baby Mac move. 

Food cravings: All the Easter treats.  Chips and Cheese. Smoothies. Fruit. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling so much better these days! I’m down to one pill a day for my nausea. 

Mood: Started to feel a little overwhelmed this week. So much change and so much to do. I begin to have mini panic attacks that I won’t be a good mom, or I’ll be a lazy mom, or won’t be ready. I’d like to blame this on the hormones but also believe this is a normal stage for all new moms.

Symptoms: Pelvic girdle pain. Trouble sleeping because of said pain. 

Loving: Dreaming up the nursery, and counting down til we know if we’re having a little mr. or miss! 

Previous Weeks:

First Trimester Recap                   13 Weeks                     14 Weeks                     

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  • You look so beautiful!! You definitely have that glow — I never got it, so enjoy it!! I voted boy strictly because your cravings sound an awful lot like mine!!! Also, from my little experience, that worry and those mini panic attacks don’t go away. But I like to think it’s a good thing! At least you care about him/her enough already to worry! 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! On a normal day I def don’t feel that “glow”. Hello acne, red spots, and just blahness. I’m trying to relax more and not get to uptight. That’s my goal as a mom. We’ll see how long it lasts.

  • Love that dress! You look gorgeous. You will be an amazing mom! I can’t wait to hear if you are having a little miss or a little mr!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! The dress was a good maternity find. And thanks for the vote of confidence. Eeep! In one week we will be at our scan…but Ryan and I won’t know the results until Saturday with our family.

  • i love how your cravings are bad and good haha thats funny!! I’ll take all of them 😀
    You are looking lovely! Can’t wait to hear what you are having!!!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you, yes lately a lot of my cravings have been of the “good” variety, I guess nature’s way on ensuring baby is getting all the nutrients it needs. Thank goodness. But girl still needs her candy and fried food now and then 🙂

  • That dress is beautiful! I can’t wait to hear if it’s a little guy or a little lady! My vote is a girl!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! We’ll know the sex next Saturday! Eep!! It’s all that is on my mind.

  • i seriously love that dress. SERIOUSLY.

    and what happens where you’re suddenly BOOM, definitely pregnant. <3 you look adorable. just absolutely adorable. pregnancy doesn't always agree with people but you, YOU are glowing.

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! It was a great find, perfect for Easter! Some days I don’t feel the glow, what with all the body changes and growing pains, but other days I just feel so full of love 🙂

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