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16 week bump update

16 weeks pregnant


GENDER: My chiropractor says it’s a boy, and apparently he has a pretty good track record of guessing correctly. We’ll find out for sure March 12. I should barter for a free visit if he’s wrong 🙂

WEIGHT GAIN: 5 pounds as of 14 weeks. Will get an update in a couple weeks at my next appointment.

CRAVINGS: At some point this week, I realized that I wasn’t absolutely starving all the time like I have been the majority of the time up until now. It was a nice feeling, not being a slave to food. I didn’t have to eat three snacks between breakfast and lunch!

Hmmm, cravings though? I bought some sea salt caramel gelato last week, and have a few spoonfuls most nights. It’s divine. I also bought James some chips, and I’m not normally a chip person, I mean, I can have a couple and care less after that. But lately chips have tasted so good.

MATERNITY CLOTHES: Still avoiding. Sticking to some once-roomy pants at work, and luckily all my gym clothes have high amounts of spandex. I will say that the number of shirts in my closet I can wear has been drastically reduce. I’m not big enough to fit in to maternity tops, but many of my normal tops are too tight. I normally wear clothes that are fairly form fitting, not loose and flowy, as I know is the style. So that’s been a little challenging.

SYMPTOMS: I swear that I’ve felt movement this week, especially yesterday. I feel like little baby is still so tiny, but the movements I felt were very clear. It was an awesome feeling.

WORKOUTS: On Tuesday, I went to CrossFit 120 near our house because James took a night off from the gym and could watch James Michael. We did 5×5 shoulder press, and I stopped at 65 lbs. I’ve always been weak with shoulder press, and at 65 lbs I could really feel the stretch of my abdomen at full extension overheard. The WOD was an 18-minute AMRAP with a buy in of 200 double unders (I did singles) and then 5 handstand pushups (I scaled), 10 20-inch box jumps, 15 35 lb kettlebell swings and 20 back extensions. I got 6 rounds, but only because I did single unders 🙂

I also made it to CrossFit Addiction on Valentine’s Day afternoon, even though going after work isn’t my normal routine. I did spend 1 hour and 15 minutes in the car to get there between picking JM up from daycare and driving up to Kennesaw, but I was determined to get in another workout this week. It’s one-rep max week, so I did cleans and stopped at 110 lbs, which I was fine with. No need to push things at this point. The WOD was The Chief:

Max rounds in 3 minutes of:
3 135/95 pound power cleans (I did 85 lbs)
6 pushups
9 squats
Rest 1 minute. Repeat for a total of 5 cycles.

The pushups really got me. Someone yelled out to scale to doing them on my knees, but I’m determined to do them on my toes and chest to ground until I literally can’t do them any more because the belly gets in the way.


I'm a full-time wife and semi-stay-at-home mom to four young kids. Day to day, I help my husband with his small business, but when I have any extra time, you can find me cooking or being active outdoors with my family. We live at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and are embracing modern homesteading month by month.

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