Baby MK… 16 weeks

Baby Nicholson #2 will be entering this world in September and we can’t be more excited!  We refer to this baby as Baby MK, standing for the first letter of the two names we have chosen.  Just like with Claire, we will not find out the gender until the Baby MK’s birthday- people think we are crazy, but we like it that way.  We can’t wait to see how this little one fits into our family and to watch Claire be a big sister.  We feel so blessed!

How far along?16 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I am actually hitting the scale head on this time, and okay with sharing my weight gain- how things change the second go around.  I have gained 10 pounds so far.
Maternity clothes? WIth #1 I boycotted for a long time.  This one has been a different story since I already have maternity clothes and they are just more comfortable.  About 2 weeks ago I started wearing some pants and tonight we got out my whole box of clothes, so this week it will be in full effect.  I can still fit into regular clothes, but I am done fighting it and ready to be more comfortable.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Sleeping well… besides still getting up to go to the bathroom.  
Best moment this week: Just thinking of Claire as a big sister makes and imagining this baby in our family makes me happy every time.
Fitness Level: I was still working out 5-6 times a week, but the stomach bug hit me and I took last week off.  However, I will be back at it this week.  Due to the cold, I have capped my runs to about 3 miles- hopefully this week will increase it.
Miss Anything? This past week I was really sick with the stomach bug so I wasn’t getting the the gym, which I missed.  We also went out to dinner last night and I really wanted to order some ahi tuna, but alas…. 
Movement: I feel little flutters when I am getting ready for bed.  
Food cravings: Not yet.  Just things that sound better than others.  And I almost always have to have lemon in my water.   
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Have you started to show yet: I think so, Josh says not really, but I think that is him being nice.  Friday during lunch I was wearing a form fitting shirt and a second grade girl said, “I am scared to ask you this, but are you having a baby?”  That moment I decided I am officially showing.  
Gender prediction: I go back in forth which means I really don’t know… and won’t know until the birthday 🙂
Labor Signs: No, and we better not have any for a long while.
Belly Button in or out? starting to pop out
Wedding rings on or off? Still on!!! This makes me so happy as I had to take them off at 14 weeks with Claire.
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy.  I am not nearly as emotional this time around
Looking forward to: An upcoming family vacation and the 20 week ultrasound to confirm we have a healthy baby growing.

Excuse my no-makeup, no shower, I’ve been relaxing all day,  16-week picture.  I had to wake Josh up off the couch to take this.



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