Monday, November 22, 2010

16 Weeks!

I'm 4 months along!

This is a big week for us, we have our ultrasound on Wednesday morning - and we are hoping to find out the sex of the baby!  We decided that we are going to have the nurse write down the gender on a card in an envelope and seal it.  I am going to take it to the bakery next week, and ask them to make cupcakes with pink or blue filling inside for boy or girl.  We will bite into them the next Saturday with our friends and family, and we will find out if Baby Ellis is a boy or a girl together!  It is going to KILL me not to open that card and peek!!!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: Baby is the size of an avocado!

Total Weight Gain: Gained 4 lbs!

Belly Growth: 7 inches  (WOW)  I know the belly growth is necessary, but it's difficult for me to watch my body change like this.  I'm trying to embrace it.  Hubby has been amazing this week.  He knows I am struggling with this part, and he has gone out of his way to make me feel beautiful and good about myself.  I am so incredibly thankful for him.  I feel so blessed to have him as my partner during this time.  He has been my rock.
Maternity Clothes: I'm still loving the Bella Band!

Amon Maternity Behold Belly Band, M (Pre-pregnancy Size 6-8), Black

Gender: 2 more days until the appointment, but 2 weeks until we really get to find out!!

Movement: I've felt something in there a few times, but I have no idea if it's the baby or not!  It's usually when I am very still, like when I am lying in bed in the morning trying not to wake hubby up because I'm up so early :)  So, for now, I'm going with no.

Sleep: Still sleeping through the night, and much less tired than I have been.  I am usually asleep by 10PM, and my body wakes up around 5:30 or 6AM each morning.

Symptoms: Nothing really!  My galbladder has been hurting a little after I eat, and I am hungry all of the time, but just for a few bites of food, never really a full meal.  I consider myself very fortunate that I haven't been sick at all!

What I Miss: Coffee, Wine, Diet Cokes...and a cold beer during College Football Saturdays!

Cravings: Cheetos!  And I have been wanting grits this week. REALLY wanting some grits!

Emotions: Better this week.  TV shows get me, and I have been incredibly overly sensitive.  Hubby and I bought our first baby stuff together - and he picked it out!  It was so sweet and fun.  Check out this cutie little aggie cap and booties!


Candice said...

Your belly is so cute! You look gorgeous as always! I am so excited you are doing the cake idea, I love that!!! That anticipation will just make it that much more exciting! :)

Melanie said...

That is so exciting! You are so good to be waiting till your party, I don't know if I could do that!

I have also been craving cheetos with my pregnancy! That and PB & J sandwiches!

The Townsend's said...

Congrats Michelle! I didn't know you were pregnant! You look great!

cMe said...

Pretty sure that's the baby moving!!!!

michelle ellis said...

You girls are so sweet, thank you!

Thanks Kelly!

Melanie - I am so glad I'm not the only one wanting cheetos and PB! Do you think it's the sweet and salty???

Candice, I ordered our cupcakes today! I can't wait - the suspense is too much!!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very cute outfit :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

How funny, my friend just did the exact same thing! I seriously don't know how you girls did that! It must have took a lot of willpower to wait it out! I think with our second baby we'll do that :)