Bumpdate || Week 16


How far along: 16 weeks

Due Date: November 7, 2015

Baby is the size of: An avocado! Baby is between 4 and 5 inches from crown to rump and weighing in between 3 and 5 ounces.

Symptoms: Round ligament pain and heartburn. 

Gender: We go in for our gender scan TOMORROW MORNING! I can hardly contain my excitement! We won't actually find out the sex of Baby Sparks tomorrow, however. We will get a sealed envelope with baby's sex and we will reveal if we are having a son or a daughter Friday night at a gender reveal BabyQ with our friends and family. I can't wait!! I'll announce the gender on the blog next week, but I'll be sharing the news on Instagram Friday night, so make sure you're following along!

Name: We're waiting until after we find out the sex to reveal the name.

Movement: Yes! Yes! Yes! I haven't felt a true kick, but I have been feeling flutters at least once, sometimes twice a day. Usually when I'm least expecting it I'll feel a quick little flutter in lower abdomen. It's so fast that by the time I register that I'm feeling something, it's gone. It's always in the same spot, so I know that it's baby. I melt each time I feel it!

Nursery: The crib has been ordered and we should receive it sometime this week! I've also ordered fabric swatches that I'll use for inspiration for either a little girl's nursery or a little boy's nursery. The next step is getting the man cave cleaned out, the furniture currently in that room sold, and painting the walls. I'm hoping to get all that done within the next couple of weeks.

Maternity Clothes: Still mixing and matching maternity items with non-maternity clothes. I ordered two maxi dresses from Pink Blush Maternity last week, and I'm planning to wear one of them to the Gender Reveal on Friday night.

Sleep: No complaints here! I'm still sleeping great.

Best moment this week: Celebrating Memorial Day with my family at the lake all weekend. We had a blast!
Missing anything: Wine. I've requested for someone to bring me a glass of celebratory chardonnay in the hospital after baby is born, so I'm looking forward to that! :)

Cravings/Aversions: Blue Gatorade is the only thing that really sticks out. Sweets are still a favorite and hot green vegetables still make me want to gag.

Mood: Happy as a clam! I'm just so anxious and excited to see my baby again tomorrow and find out if we're having a son or a daughter. I can't wipe the smile off my face!

Looking forward to: Seeing our baby again tomorrow morning and finding out if we are having a baby girl or a baby boy! If you can't already tell, I'm beside myself with excitement!! 

Husband is: Making my heart melt! I ordered a book to be read to baby while in utero, and Steven read it to the baby last week before bed. It was the sweetest thing ever! 

New mommy question: Nothing new this week.
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  1. Soo excited to find out!!! I get to see my little dude tomorrow too! Such a sweet book!!

  2. Ahhhhhhh I can't wait to find out :) I think we are going to need a girls night soon to celebrate!!! Obviously somewhere that doesn't serve warm greens. Also, my heart is melting over here with Steven reading that book to baby. So cute!!!

  3. Ah I'm so excited to find out the gender of your baby! Love reading your bumpdates.


  4. I bet you wil have a hard time not opening up that envelope until Friday ;)

  5. You are GLOWING!! I absolutely cannot wait to find out the sex on Friday!!! Wohoo! Have fun at the scan tomorrow, it's the most magical, wonderful experience.

  6. You look gorgeous!!! I am so excited for both of you & can't wait to find out what you're having!! What are your and Steven's guesses?

  7. I can't wait!!! I am so excited to find out what your little baby is going to be. I will stalk your Instagram all night on Friday!

    and ps I LOVE that she (or he) is the size of an avocado <3

  8. Finding out the gender is the best feeling! I don't know how people who don't find out do it?! There's that one split second before you truly know. Remember that feeling, I get giddy just thinking about it! :) I already said this on Insta, but I'll be stalking your Insta Friday night!!

  9. You look so cute!!

  10. Yay!! Can't wait to find out. I told my husband to sneak me in a Jimmy John's turkey sandwich and a bottle of wine once I get this baby out haha! My husband's still working with UA's softball team, but once he gets home, it's go time with getting prepared for baby. I literally have done nothing except order fabric swatches, pin stuff on pinterest, and do a little research on furniture, car seats, etc. So much to do!

  11. cannot wait to find out if it's a little prince or princess!!!!

  12. Your bump totally popped this week! I loooooooove it!

  13. I love that bump! I'm due November 10th :)