Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pregnancy: Week 16

16 weeks!  I'm more than excited to be this far along in my pregnancy.  Not only do I have more energy, but I feel so much better in general.  Although my body is changing everyday, my mind is much more at peace now that I'm in my second trimester.

16 weeks

Let me just say, this dress is getting tight.  This thing will not last through forty weeks and I'm pretty sure I'll have to size up by twenty weeks.  My belly seems to be getting bigger every single day!  A woman actually asked me yesterday when I was due and I couldn't have been happier.  If I'm wearing a fit and flare dress and you can see my belly that means I finally look pregnant!  I'm also starting to get people who like to rub my belly.  I know some people think that's invading personal space but I absolutely love it.  As long as I know the person, they're more than welcome to rub it :)

While I haven't had any weird cravings yet, I'm absolutely obsessed with shrimp.  I could eat it all day every day... I'm actually cooking some right now!  I will admit that I haven't been eating healthy at all.  Pre pregnant me could eat whatever I wanted and maintain my size.  While I have gained about nine pounds so far, I feel immense guilt that I haven't been feeding my baby with with the healthiest things.  I obviously have a discipline issue and I'm hoping to curb that ASAP.



Baby so far is doing wonderful.  It has a nice strong heartbeat and growing at a nice pace.  Apparently it's as big as an avocado right now?  We found out the sex (finally!) and once our family and friends are in the know I'll be sharing with you too.  I can't wait to make the announcement!




  1. Aww you just keep getting cuter! I can't wait to find out the sex!

    Also, I'm happy that you're an "older" blogger! It seems like all of the bloggers are in college or are a lot younger than me.

    Life of Mabel

  2. Awww you're looking so fabulous. Can't wait to hear if it's blue or pink :) X

  3. Glad to hear you're feeling better now! Your bump is too cute! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl :)

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  4. Excited to see if Baby T is a boy or a girl! So happy for you!

  5. That's exciting! Congrats! I hope its a wittle girl!

  6. you look gorgeous! :-) I'm so excited for you!:)))

  7. So exciting! You're such a chic mama :)

  8. Giiiirl you are rocking pregnancy, you look gorgeous!!! And I am so excited to hear what the sex of the baby is, that's awesome that you and the baby are healthy!
    I think it'd be weird if it was a stranger trying to rub your tummy, but otherwise totally sweet

  9. So cute! Wish you all the luck dear!

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  10. Aw I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to hear the sex!

  11. It's so beautiful! All the best dear Ashley M-C
    Thx for your visit on our vintage mood :)

  12. Yay! That's so adorable that he/she is avocado-sized!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  13. I'm excited to hear what you are having too! And isn't the second trimester return to energy nice? You look great!

  14. Seriously, you are the most GORGEOUS mom-to-be ever! I'm excited to find out about the gender. Does this mean I can send something else that is less gender neutral? :)


  15. I think it's so sweet that you let strangers touch your belly! You look so very happy!

    Xo, Hannah

  16. It's a baby!
    You stopped dying your hair and now you've told the blogosphere that you'll start eating healthier too. Don't feel too guilty; you're doing great! :)

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

  17. You're so adorable as always! And look at that tiny human! So cool! I can't wait for the sex announcement!

  18. I cant wait to find out if its a boy or a girl! so excited for you!

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  19. Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl :) I really love these updates you do, so exciting!

  20. Ooohhh can't wait to see if its a boy or girl...I am going to guess girl..from the look of your belly..haha. Okay so I have an ultrasound of Mya's spine just like yours...isn't it amazing to see that!?

  21. Aw, hello Ashley. Just found your blog and so happy I did. Your photos and style are absolutely lovely, and a big congrats to you - you're just glowing!! How exciting you'll be a mama!!

    xo veronika
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  22. Lovely photo, you look so happy! And yay for finding out his or her sex! :)

  23. Awwee, Ashley! This is SO EXCITING. I laughed reading how you love it when people rub your belly. That's too cute and I couldn't agree more. If I know you well enough, do whatever you want is basically my attitude!

    Oh, and your new hair is gorgeous--it looks so healthy and shiny. Everyone slips up every once in awhile with food--I can tell you're so genuinely concerned and caring, so I know you can get back on track!

    Dying to hear the gender! Can't wait (:

    Thank you for your kind words--it means so much to know that someone else went through a similar situation.

    Have a beautiful weekend and keep us updated!

  24. I cant wait to see if its a boy or girl!! You're truly glowing, woman :)

    xo Ashley

  25. I have been MIA but congrats on you baby, I'm so happy for u.God bless u and ur baby.

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  26. Aww thanks for sharing the ultra sound photos. Can't wait to hear if it's going to be a mini "Southern (California) Belle" or "Southern (California) Gentleman" Heehee :)

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  27. So adorable!!! The scans look great!!! Can't wait to know the sex of the baby!!! :)
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  28. Wow! It's so pretty:)

  29. Ooooh I am so curious now. You look gorgeous! :)

  30. Aww that's awesome! I can't wait to find out if the baby is a boy or girl! That dress is so pretty too! :)


  31. Awww congratulations!! This is so stereotypical of me to say, but you really are growing :) Can't wait to hear what it is!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  32. You look simply gorgeous as a pregnant lady, your skin is glowing. Can't wait to hear the sex!

    Have a great day,

  33. You are so pretty & this look on you!!!


  34. Hey Ashley, pre-congratulations to you!! It must be such an exciting time. Can't wait to find out the sex/name of your baby!

    Ha, I've been obsessed with shrimp for a long, long time.

    perfectly priya

  35. It is a great feeling when people start asking when you are due in pregnancy. aw. Then you will get the usual questions that you get tired of answering. I didn't like when strangers would touch my belly. . awkward. Have you had that happen? You look beautiful!!!


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