Saturday, November 5, 2011

16 Weeks Pregnant {Apple, Avocado}

The little Tater-Tot has been growing now for 16 weeks!

  • My pre-preggo pants still fit me, but to loosen them a bit I've started using a rubber-band or a hair band to fasten the button to the button hole.
  • Just like my baby phone app said, my nose has been stuffy all week.
  • I'm feeling pretty more nausea (or slight and quick sensation) and I'm more energetic.
  • My appetite is about 80% back to normal!  Food and I are starting to become friends, again.
  • Our next doctor's appointment is on Tuesday and our fingers are crossed in hopes that we'll find out the baby's gender!  *Oh please oh please oh please oh please!!!!!!!!!
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My phone's BabyBump app says, "This week your baby's limbs are much more developed, legs and arms are longer and are becoming more controlled in movement.  Your baby's skeletal system is developing more as calcium is deposited onto the bones.  Over the next couple of weeks your baby's weight will double.  Well into your 2nd trimester, you're probably feeling a lot better as most of the 1st trimester symptoms continue to go away.  You 'll probably begin to notice stretching or discomfort around your navel and surrounding abdominal area.  This is caused by the round ligaments when they stretch and thicken to support your growing uterus.  If you're lucky, you may have felt your baby kick for the first time.  This is one of the most special moments in your pregnancy.  This experience is also called quickening, and you may begin to feel this fluttery sensation now or in the coming weeks.  Most women report noticing their baby move around weeks 16 to 22."

    Halloween Inspiration

    Usually, a post like this should be up before the holiday.  I came across some pretty creative ideas that I think are better shared late than never.  Enjoy :)

      No Halloween holiday is complete without some spooky and delicious treats! Click here at Tidy Mom for more pictures and steps on what/how she made these festive cupcakes.  I love baking, and these decorations seem pretty simple and effective :)

    Another thing I love (and I must say, am pretty good at)...crafts!  I found this great and fairly simple (yet time consuming I'm sure) Halloween DIY felt wreath HERE at Living Locurto.  Check out her post for instructions.

    And what's a Halloween without some fabulous costumes!  Get a load of these super cute and creative dress-up ideas.

    Zoo keeper and her Pet Gorilla, from Katherine Maries

     Snuggle Bear, from Katherine Maries

    I LOVE this one!  I had my own Bob Ross painting video as a kid.  Bob Ross, from Katherine Maries

     Sun Maid Raisins, from Katherine Maries

     DIY Giraffe, from Family Fun

     DIY Jellyfish, from Family Fun

     DIY Mermaid, from Family Fun

     DIY Paper Doll, from Family Fun

    DIY Hot Air Balloon, from Family Fun

    Princess Leia, from Buy Costumes

    Lil' Lion, from Buy Costumes
    Lil' Piggy, from Buy Costumes

    Peacock, from Buy Costumes

    I hope everyone had a great and memorable Halloween this year!

     Love, Momma & Poppa "Tater-Tot"
    (btw...we both hand made our Pollinated Flower & Bee costumes)