Sunday, January 16, 2011

16 Weeks and Counting

I actually have a real bump now! Mr.Pate says I am officially over the "beer gut" phase and have a full blown hard rounded bump. Yay! 

  • How far along: 16 Weeks
  • Total Weight Gained: 6 lbs so far
  • Maternity Clothes: Mainly my normal stuff with rubberbands to close the pants (cant button). This week some of my jeans and pants suddenly felt super tight! Mr.Pate laughed at me.  
  • Sleep: Well I slept fine all week and think I have maybe gotten used to the no back and stomach thing? I still kinda sleep on my stomach some of the night, but its kinda a strange side stomach thing. 
  • Best Moment of the Week(s): We heard the heartbeat! We used the Doppler and actually found it. It was exciting!  
  • Movement: Nope, but it should be soon. I am kinda nervous that I wont be able to tell that its the baby and might mistake it for gas or something. We shall see.  
  • Food Cravings: Before I never really liked mandarin oranges but now I cant get enough of them! 
  • Food Aversions: None this week. 
  • Morning Sickness: Still none so I hope I am past that.  
  • Symptoms: Fatigue, peeing all the time, a growing mid-section, very sore boobs and shortness of breath, nose bleeds and heartburn! I am not digging the nosebleeds, they just come at the weirdest time! Today we were taking a walk and bam- nosebleed. I had to use my sleeve! Guess I will have to start carrying tissues. 
  • What I miss: Not having heartburn and energy!  
  • What I'm looking forward to: Our birth classes start in February! Also feeling the baby kick, our next doctor appointment (Jan 18th), and finding out the gender (not until 20ish weeks with my dr.). 
  • Other news: We had a DNOW youth event this weekend. It was fabulous, but extremely exhausting. I think it was training for how I will feel with a newborn?? Haha
  • Names: 
    • Boy name- Griffin Alan Pate 
    • Top Girl names right now (but no idea really)- 
      • Adelei (Pronounce A-da-lay; we dont know the exact spelling we would use but possibly Adelei, Adelay, Adalay...) 
      • Sophie 
      • Amelia 
      • Evie 
      • Charlie
      • (I think Evie and Adelay are my favs right now)

According to, in the next few weeks, ourr baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop. (They chose the pronouns, we still dont know the sex, fyi.)


  1. question:
    is it pronounced eeee-veee or eh-vie?
    and i thought about this spelling: adelae...what do you think? its so pretty the more the think about that name.

    AAANd you are so cute i love your bump. Aaaand you've only gained 6 lbs?!!! by this point i think i had gained at least 15. way to go!!!

    love whit

  2. you are so cute!!

    and don't worry - you will know the baby moving when you feel it! i can't explain it, but you will. but i didn't feel jacob move until about 21 wks, but i do know some women who feel it way earlier! they say it may depend on the size of the mom, but who knows?

    love all the updates!

  3. Whit- Its Eh-vie, kinda the shortened version of Eveyln but Justin has rule that I cant name my kid one thing but plan to call it another! ha! And I like that spelling of Adelae, I think its the top contender in names right now : )

    Thank you both for saying I still look cute. I am terrified of swelling up like I did a few years ago, I remember how miserable I was in my skin! so far I am feeling good.

    Angel- thanks for the movement encouragement! I cant wait!

  4. Yay!! I'm so excited that things are going along smoothly! Thanks so much for keeping everyone updated. Sabrina, you are an inspiration!