the Pumpkin- 16 weeks

It’s Thanksgiving week, and we’ve already been pretty busy around here.  This past weekend Greg and I went to Atlanta since Greg had a rugby game on Saturday.  We decided to stay with his parents in Atlanta Saturday night since we’d be driving to Lannet, AL on Sunday for some family Thanksgiving anyways (which is about halfway between Atlanta and B’ham).  So Saturday morning we hit the road, and I got to see him play rugby for the first time.  He just got into playing the sport about a month ago, and this was his first game to play.  His parents came to watch him too.  It’s an interesting game, for sure. There’s a lot of rules and strategies I’m still learning.  Greg really enjoys it, and it was fun seeing him play!

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Saturday evening we were all exhausted.  Greg of course was exhausted from rugby.  I was exhausted cause I worked 2 days, had clinicals for 2 days, and then the early morning wake-up call to drive to Atlanta that morning. I was desperate for a morning to sleep in.  We just chilled at the condo for the evening. I did a little bit of studying. His parents grilled steaks for dinner, and we watched the Samford v. Auburn game on tv.  Samford is our alma mater, and they are a much smaller team than Auburn.  Samford is part of the Southern Conference, where Auburn is of course in the SEC.  But Samford held their own for a while.  They didn’t get slaughtered which is good.

Sunday, we all got up and made our way to Lannet, AL for Thanksgiving with Greg’s dad’s side of the family.  Mimi and Daddy Bob drive down from the mountains in N.C., and there are cousins from Birmingham and Nashville area that join the gathering.  The feast was delicious!  Seriously, all of it was so good.  After a few hours in Lannet, we headed back home.Thanksgiving

Yesterday Greg and Aidan did some hunting up at the Clifford cabin in TN, and this time Aidan shot his first deer on the property!  (not his first deer ever, just the first on this new land they own)  His family has been building a cabin up there and they’ve been hunting the land for 2 seasons now, but haven’t shot anything yet.  This time he got a buck.  It’s being processed now and they’ll pick up the meat in 2 week when they return to the cabin.

Yesterday I had another OB appointment.  It was another simple one.  Just pee in a cup and listen for the heartbeat.  This time my vitals were BP 118/71, HR 99, and weight was up about 3lbs to 120lbs.  Baby’s heartbeat came in around 145-150.  It’s slowing down a bit with each appointment.  According to those wives tales, maybe we’re hearing a little boy hiding in there 🙂    December 23rd cannot get here fast enough!  We’re dying to know what baby Boggs is!!  But for now, everything still looks good, so we just have to wait.

The only pregnancy symptom I have now, for the most part, is a growing belly.  Yesterday I had to pull a pair of jeans out of the closet because they no longer fit.  I get by mostly by wearing my LOFT corduroy pants.  They have a bit more slack to them than jeans.  But I have a feeling December may be my month to start shopping for maternity pants.  Leggings are definitely my go-to if I’m just going to be hanging around the house most of the day.  Oh, and I have had a few mornings where I think I’m experiencing the “round ligament pain” I’ve heard of.  It’s a ligament that gets stretched as the uterus grows, and it feels like a slight pinch or sharp pain across the sides of my belly.  It hasn’t been bad, just uncomfortable at times.  All part of the process 🙂

As far as non-pregnancy symptoms, I’ve been sick the past few days.  It started the end of last week as just a little nasal congestion, but since Sunday, it’s now developed into a nasty cough, nasal and head congestion, and my voice has almost gone today.  Thankfully I’m not limited to just plain ole acetaminophen now.  After trying to find Tylenol cold and sinus (which neither Greg nor I have had success doing), I asked a pharmacist at CVS for a recommendation and he said I could take Mucinex DM.  So, I got some of that in my system now. Let’s hope it does the job tonight.  Everything is the worst when I wake up in the mornings. I can’t hardly breathe I’m so congested and the cough is killing my throat.  Not to mention poor baby Boggs is probably getting jostled all around with this coughing all day long.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving week so far!  We will be feasting with the Boggs this year on Thursday.  Not sure if I’ll participate in any Black Friday shopping this year.  There’s nothing we really need right now, so I may pass that up.  I’d like to get our Christmas tree on Friday  🙂  Maybe I’ll just decorate all day Friday.  That sounds like a great plan to me!  I’m working all weekend, so it would be nice to have the house ready for Christmas by then.

16 week baby stats-  Our little one is now the size of an avocado measuring about 4.5 inches (head to rump) and 3.5 ounces.  It is gearing up for a growth spurt over the next few weeks, and it’s weight will double.  Legs are more developed, the head is more erect, and eyes are continuing to move closer to the front of the head.  The skeletal system is developing more as calcium is being deposited into the bones.

(sorry, no bump pic today. I’ll try to post one later this week when I’m feeling a little better).

One thought on “the Pumpkin- 16 weeks

  1. We can see some “bump” in your Rugby pic! So sorry you’ve been feeling bad. Seems everyone has had that crud! I remember the ligament pains, but had NO IDEA it had a name! See you guys Thurs morning!
    Mom

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