bump: 16 weeks

Monday, November 26, 2012




 The bump turned 16 weeks old on the weekend, and although you can see it in these photos, most peoples' response when I tell them how far along I am is: "Wow, you can't tell at all!" I'm actually looking forward to the stage where I look pregnant, and not just like I ate too much.

In other pregnancy news, this weekend we booked our doula as well as Calmbirth, a weekend birth preparation workshop. I feel really good about both decisions. There are so many choices to make surrounding pregnancy and birth (choices that many women don't seem to realize they have - though that's a topic for another post!) and it feels great to be ticking things off my list.

Yesterday was hot, and I felt it keenly. Even still, I pried husband away from the cricket to come to a friend's class at a new yoga studio, then cooled off with a dip at Clovelly. We took these shots after, until we, I, was too grumpy and hungry to continue. Ah hormones!

26 comments:

  1. love your sweet dress (and calmbirth too) xx

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  2. wow you look amazing Gaby! your dress and bump look to cute jejeje
    what is calmbirth? never heard of that before

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  3. so cute! you look very happy :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  4. You are one beautiful mama to be! I really like your dress too :)

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  5. Congrats for picking your doula! You'll be so glad you did. I happen to think that you are at the very best place for pregnancy, and the next weeks will be a lot of fun. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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  6. Looking gorgeous, lady! And you're making me a tad nostalgic for my own pregnancy. (Which, to be perfectly honest, I didn't really love.) Kellie xx

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  7. Looking beautiful! You are glowing, and I love your little bump that's starting to pop :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  8. You look so cute with your tiny little bump. I love the outfit too. Clovelly is amazing for a swim, we went on Sunday and I loved it.
    Good that you can do yoga do keep the hormone mood swings in moderation ;)

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  9. Gaby, we did the Calmbirth course during my pregnancy with Sage and we absolutely LOVED it. Our aim was to be as informed as possible as to our rights and choices surrounding our labour and birth and we felt so much more confident in persuing these after undertaking Calmbirth. Even decisions such as waiting for the umbilical cord to stop pulsating before it is cut to allow maximum blood flow to the baby, declining the injection which brings on the delivery of the placenta etc. are often decisions taken out of your hands unless you specifically tell medical staff otherwise. I'm sure you'll find in incredibly empowering! x

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  10. You are carrying a very neat little package there indeed! Such an exciting time- glad you are getting as informed as possible. I'm such a nerd, I'm *hopefully* a few years off having a bub but already have several birth books on my Book Depository online wish list!

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  11. You look so cute, love that little dress you are wearing.

    And your photos, oh wow!

    I'm guessing husband is watching the test series between South Africa and Aus? We are all nailed to the tv!

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  12. You look beautiful! Great pictures :)

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  13. I'm anxious to hear about your birth plans (if you plan on sharing)!

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  14. you don't look like you overate at all - your bump is so precious!

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  15. The only people that noticed I was pregnant at that stage in pregnancy were pregnant themselves and that was maybe twice... I think we're just more in tune with it when we're going through it ourselves. Just the other day I had a neighbor be like omg you're pregnant. I'm over 7 months pregnant. I swear I waddle like a duck yet apparently it feels way more obvious than it apparently it is. In general though most people started getting it around 25 weeks.

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  16. What's calmbirth?! I shall google. So cool that you're sharing all of this stuff with us :)

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  17. you look super cute with your 16-wk bump! your romper is adorable, too!!!

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  18. Nice dress. I remember going for my 20 week scan for my first child in my regular clothes, desperate for my bump to show. It didn't really pop out until about 22 weeks. But with baby number two, I was in my maternity jeans by the end of the first trimester! It seems I'd lost some muscle tone somewhere along the way...

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  19. You look amazing Gaby!! Can't wait to take photos when you have a basketball under your shirt haha, we might have to do that if you dont start showing :)
    Ellen xx

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  20. Oh yay! Congratulations on the baby. My goodness I am so behind on reading blogs these days. You look beautiful! So excited for your new little fam!

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  21. Gorgeous Gaby :)

    Great choices too, both look lovely xx

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  22. yay! I just stumbled across your blog by accident and was drawn to your pretty pictures...then I saw you are 16 weeks pregnant, hooray! I am 15 weeks, and as a first time mama without any other pregnant ladies around, I get so excited when I see others in a similar stage! your bump is cute cute cute, I am very tall and barely have anything to show for my tiny babe yet. I will be excited to watch your bump grow! congratulations on both your baby and your beautiful blog!!

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  23. You look great!

    Grumpy, hungry, hormones, the heat... Ahh the joys of pregnancy!

    Congrats! & yes, it will be nice to look pregnant, BUT you will miss the days when the bump was tiny! So enjoy!

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