Sunday, July 14, 2013

16 Weeks (July 13)

This will be my last scheduled post and actually at the rate that I load the pictures and make collages, this might be when it would have actually posted anyway. From now on you will get them as they get posted.... And hopefully I have time for it.

I spent hours looking online this week at different maternity clothes. Mainly pants. Finding shirts was easy... too easy. I can also easily find shirts in stores.  I was going to order pants from Gap based on a recommendation from a friend with long lengths. The pants were on sale. Then they had a deal for 30% off. Well I couldn't get the coupon code to register. In the time I spent googling it, the coupon expired because ET is used for the sales.  A new code started but with 20% off instead of 30%. That wouldn't work either. But that one did have an exclusion about maternity clothes. I tried to put in an expired code from weeks earlier and I got an error so I know it wasn't my browser. I also tried in IE and in Chrome. So I decided Gap doesn't get any of my business. I took some screen shots of the deals and exclusions. I was going to write to Gap but I doubt they'd do anything so I'll just stick to not buying form them again and some other company will get all my pants business.

We haven't started a registry yet. I have a friend due 2 weeks before me and her entire registry is done. Her entire nursery is ready too. I wouldn't feel so behind if it weren't for Dev Bootcamp taking me all the way until after I actually need to be registered for my shower.

Size of baby: Avocado, 4.3 - 4.7 inches long

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  0.5 lb loss overall but a 1 lb gain from last week. I'm low even though I gained because of muscle loss.

Maternity Clothes: Since I bought maternity clothes I started to wear the shirts even though I didn't need them yet. Maybe I can get my cost per wear down so I started wearing them earlier. Within the week I will have jeans I ordered in the mail. I will probably start wearing them. I enjoy my stretchy skirts but next week I will be wearing jeans/pants since it is colder in San Francisco than where I have been.

Gender: We will find out on August 3.

Movement: Not yet.

Sleep: I wake up maybe 1 time to go to the bathroom near 6 am. Sometimes it is helpful because then I wake up early but other times I want to go back to sleep and I lie there for awhile before I'm back to sleep.  I have more dreams that I remember.

What I miss: Working out like before and working out without getting sore.  My groin was sore in the morning for 2 days after I ran.

Cravings: Nothing yet.  When do these usually start?

Aversions: Nothing really

Symptoms: Nothing new.  The main one now is lightheadedness. That is almost all gone too. I did get some headaches but nothing major.  Well maybe not almost gone because shopping gets rough. I can't handle standing that long I guess. Even if I eat right before going to Target.

Best moment this week: Exercising! (But I had a few good ones. I enjoyed shopping for clothes too. I haven't shopped in so long that it was nice to look. There's a date and a place ironed out for my baby shower!)

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender.

Exercise: I ran 3/4 mile on July 9. I also biked to and from Google on July 11. 


  1. Will your shower be where you are now or back here with your family?

  2. I wonder if you could photoshop your shirt pink from that first picture, so it would match all the other ones.

    Unrelatedly, I watched this and thought it was the most annoying fashion-related thing I have ever seen, and realized it is mostly because of the women's voices. Then I realized that I think that about every fashion-related thing where women's voices are involved. Who wants to hear a buncha broads poring over their gutchies, when you can just read a nice blog instead.

    1. I don't have photoshop anymore or time.

      (I didn't watch the video since i'm around other people but I never watch anything fashion related)

  3. I am enjoying the pictures and blogging Colleen. Can't wait for the shower!
    Lori Sherbondy

    1. Glad you are stopping by. Didn't even realize you read these.