Friday, July 18, 2008

16 weeks!

Holy crap I am 16 weeks! In some ways it feel like April 25th (the day I got my BFP) was forever ago and in other ways it feels like yesterday. I am so happy to have made it this far and to have had a fairly good week. Lets start the post with a belly pic from this week:





That is my new dress. I LOVE it! It is from Mimi Maternity and amazingly is a L rather than an XL. An XL might have fit better but the stupid store only goes up to a Large! I have been living in it since I got it, it feels so good on. I also love how HUGE my belly looks in it!






More exciting news is that my Gestational Diabetes test, the one hour test, came back NEGITIVE! I am so happy to not have it. It means I can still have In and Out once every other week. In simi-related news I gained my first pg pound this week. I am not excited or happy about it but also feel really good about having just put on my first pound. I am sure there are more to come but my goal is to get to 19 weeks with only three pounds put on. I think that is very doable for me.






Emotionally I am doing better too. I have a therapy appt with a anxiety specialist in a week. I hope I like her. I really think this is a good thing for me and am very optimistic about getting some help. I am reminding myself that this is a disease and that like most diseases you just can't will it to go away. I am also focusing on getting better on learning calming techniques to help me relax and not panic over other life issues as well. My mom and R have both been great about me seeking help and I feel so thankful for that. Hopefully some new strategies and coping mechanisms will help me enjoy this pg more and be the happy pg woman I have always dreamed of being.






Yesterday was also an exciting day for me. I got my FIRST stranger comment on my belly! My mom was there to see it happen and I just glowed for hours afterward. It made my day! I wanted to hug the woman I was so excited. I can't wait for more comments, hopefully all nice ones like hers.






Lastly baby this week: Lets get ready for a growth spurt! In the next few weeks baby will double her weight and add inches in length! Right now baby is the size of an avocado (yummy mommy loves those) and is 4.5 inches long weighing 3.5 ounces.


















12 comments:

~Jess said...

You look beautiful Ariel! I love your bump and that dress! The color is awesome on.

Congrats on your first stranger-comment :-)

ggop said...

You look great - congrats on the GD test results. What a relief!

That's amazing you have gained only 1 lb so far. Awesome job. You must be on top of your diet. In comparison I've gained 9 lbs at 17 weeks :D

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

OMG - you look so cute!!!

Patty H. said...

Aww, I'm so happy for you. You look wonderful and you bump is adorable! Congrats on passing the test, I know that must be a huge weight off your shoulders!

Good luck with learning to coping strategies. Some weeks I just feel like my "coper" is broken, so maybe you can share what you learn!

Jen said...

You look beautiful! I love the dress!

Rachel said...

What a gorgeous dress - you look great.

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Love the dress!!! You look so happy :)

Stephanie said...

You look so beautiful Ariel, you really have the pregnancy glow. I;m so glad you g/d test came back negative, yeah for in-an-out!

shiner said...

You look precious! Love the tube top dress, too. I am glad you are feeling better, my sis went through the same thing so I might be right there with you.

Lisa said...

Aww, you look great!!! Must be a wonderful feeling!

Beth & Brian said...

CUTE dress!!

Angie said...

Love your dress! You look beautiful!! So glad that your GD test came back negative. that is great news! Your doing great!!!