Belly Business -- 16 weeks

I'm going to do my best to do a weekly post, mostly for myself, but so you guys can see my belly (7 votes to 1 that my readers want to see the goods) and I keep myself up to date on how I'm feeling and what all is going on.

I saw another cute preggo that called her weekly updates "Belly Business," so I'm copying her (hey, it's flattery!)! Ha!

So, on to the updates.

How far along: 16 weeks
Size of the baby: avocado
Total weight gain/loss: No weight gain so far. I'm still under my pre-pregnancy weight. And, I'm really trying to work on getting more calories in each day. I'm really good at eating breakfast and taking along a mid-morning snack each day. But, it's the time between lunch and dinner when I start to get hungry and nauseous.
Maternity clothes: none so far, but I'm getting much closer to needing maternity jeans.
Cravings: all the bad things -- salty fried food and sweets
Symptoms: The nausea is mostly gone but I've been dealing with some serious indigestion. I had a baked potato for dinner the other night and before I was even finished, the food was just stuck in my chest and it was super painful. As soon as I took a Zantac, though, I felt so much better. I wonder if the old wives' tale is true -- indigestions = a boy with lots of hair.

J and I had another doctor appointment this past week. I didn't really think anything eventful would happen, so to curb J's possible discomfort, I told him he didn't have to go. But, he was a trooper and went anyway. And, we heard the heartbeat again! Baby M's heartbeat was loud and strong at 152 BPM. Hearing the heartbeat really makes this thing real. 

I've been scouring the internet for some kind of cute baby bedding that isn't too girly or boyish but that I like, and doesn't cost as much as a new car. Ha. It's really tough! I found one on a custom bedding site that Kelly of Kelly's Korner used for her daughter's bedding. 

I really love the yellow and white. If it were only my decision I think I would change the blue to a green, but J likes the blue. I'm not 100% sold on this bedding (I love it, but is there something else out there that I might like better?), but it's the best one I've found that's neutral and I've definitely had dreams about it. Ha. I'll keep you posted.

I've also been looking at cribs and other baby furniture. And, let me tell ya, it's really tough to know what you really need and how it's going to look when you get it in the room and if you really need to spend money on some things. Ugh! Any pieces of advice in this arena would be really helpful.

With our final issue of the magazine going to the press tomorrow morning, I'm really looking forward to a stress free Thanksgiving week and the opportunity to maybe make a dent in cleaning out the baby's room. 

And, finally, here's a (terrible) pic of my belly. I'll be working on a better baby belly pic set up in the mean time. (No, I didn't get out of my pjs today...)