Baby Clumps: 16 Weeks + Gender Reveal!

| August 17, 2012 | 37 Comments

First of all, I don’t even know how people can wait 30-somethin’ weeks to find out if what they’re carrying is a boy or girl. I just…I can’t even deal. I don’t know WHY knowing the gender is so important to me, but it is. Esposo and I both wanted a boy. Men want sons and with my having nothing but sisters, does is seem outrageous to want to break the cycle a bit? But when I really think about – any time I pictured myself as a mother, it was always me being a mother to a little girl.

Since getting pregnant, I’ve had several dreams about baby girls. I just knew that Bean was a girl. I would tell people this and they’d laugh and say, “There’s no way you can just know.” But I did.

Oh! Before I forget, let’s see what Bean is up to this week.

“Your baby now weighs in at a whopping three to five ounces, and is four to five inches in length. The bones that are now in place in his ears means baby can probably hear your voice as you talk to your partner and pals and sing in the car. While baby is getting used to your voice, the tiny muscles in his body, especially the ones in his back, are gaining strength, so he can straighten out a little more. And thanks to the developing facial muscles, your baby is capable of making a few expressive frowns and squints, even at this early stage The eyes are finally working, making small side-to-side movements and perceiving light (although the eyelids are still sealed).” (source)

Here’s to hoping Lé Bean has longer and lusher eyelashes than Mummy. Ha!

As for me: Well, I promised that I’d reveal the truth behind my pregnancy. I wish more women revealed the details (as gore-y as they may be) so that the rest of us could kind of get an idea of what to expect. My face has turned against me. It’s not even funny. I’ve got acne on top of acne. I look in the mirror and don’t even know who I am anymore. Which sounds dramatic but it makes me very sad. I thought I was supposed to have some kind of glow but um no…ain’t no glowin’ over here. The truth, bro…

Sad, ain’t it? Especially since these pimples have just popped up in the past week or so. On a good note, the morning sickness has really subsided. I only get sick early in the morning and in the evenings. Sucking on a Jolly Rancher or munching on cereal keeps the feeling at bay. I have also discovered that I can’t brush my tongue as vigorously as I’d like. I did that this past week and was upchucking Cheerios. Yes. Ew. This gag reflex refuses to go away.

As do the food aversions. I’m used to eating the same things. Eating still sucks but I get it done because I know the minute I get a hunger pang, a headache is soon to follow. First trimester fatigue is back so daily naps are a must. I’m not going to lie, I wish I didn’t have to work during all of this. I think I’d be a happier pregnant woman if I didn’t have to drag myself to work and sit in a chair for 8 hours a day. Just sayin’… As far as sleeping, I can’t ever get comfortable despite getting a body pillow so my back hurts daily. I’m used to a sore back though – I mean, I’ve been carrying DD’s since I was like 16. Okayyyyy?!

Things I’m Great At: Drinking a TON of water, remembering to take prenatal pills, counting pimples and attempting to eat healthy stuffs.

Annoying Symptom: My dog hates me. And has hated me since I became pregnant. It used to hurt my feelings but now I don’t care anymore. She runs from me and acts as if I’m  going to hit her. Someone call Casear Milan, please.

Annoying Things People Say:
“You’re pregnant. Wow. I never want to be pregnant.”

“Enjoy life now because it’s about to be over.”

“Everyone is getting married or pregnant!”

“Loosing the post-baby weight is so hard. It’ll take you years.”

“Are you gonna become a stay at home mom now?”

Biggest Lesson Learned: Keep Bean’s name a secret until Bean is born.

Something to look forward to: The day I can eat real food again. I’ve still got hope. I can’t have aversions the entire pregnancy, can I?

Oh, and….

Bean is a girl!!!!!


The Clumps Facebook page found out first and the love given had me all teary eyed. I love y’all. Despite us both wanting a boy, we were so emotionally choked up when we saw Bean on that ultrasound. And no, I don’t feel bad about “wanting” a certain gender. God blessed us with what He thought we needed and deserved and our little girl will the perfect addition to our geeky family. She’ll be a free-thinker, superhero lovin’, pink-hatin’  (maybe??) Hello Kitty aficando who will speak more than one language. Or she’ll be whoever she wants to be and we’ll be fine with that. :cool:

Pregnant or not, would you want to find out your baby’s gender before their birth? Or do you dig the element of surprise? Oh! And crazy pregnancy show of the week? 70 and Pregnant:shock: 


Other Baby Posts:
-Bean’s Announcement
-Baby Clumps: 15 Weeks

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  1. Adeline says:

    I’m so excited for you! Its weird about your dog though, I’ve never heard of that.
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  2. Nenaah says:

    Congrants!!! I’ve been reading you for a couple of years but I’m one of those quiet readers, don’t coment much, but god! I’m so happy for you!! :D And I love your honest aproach towards pregnancy, I’m 26 and debating with myself whether I want to have children or not eventually so I really appreciate this kinds of posts. How old are you though?

    Congrats again! <3

    • Brittany says:

      Thank you, darling! I’m 27 and very glad that I waited this long to have kids. You’ve got plenty of time to decide. ;)

  3. Kelly says:

    Even with pimples upon pimples (your description, I don’t see it), you are still gorgeous and yes you are glowing! As for Meiko? Not sure what her issue is but I’m sure she will come around sooner rather than later.

  4. Heather says:

    Congrats! And don’t worry about what other people say! Kids are truly a blessing and it is really quite fulfilling to have them in your life in a way that is hard to fathom before hand.

  5. Phyrra says:

    *hug* I am so happy for you :) You’re lookin’ good, never doubt it.
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  6. beautyscraps says:

    Aw a baby girl bean :) Congrats! I won’t feel bad about hoping for a certain gender either. Boys and girls are obviously way different so I think it is totally natural. So, I bet you can guess that I could never wait to know the gender when I am pregnant. I am not going to want to wait a second longer than I have to to find out! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!
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  7. Nikki says:

    Had no idea you were preggers… Congrats!

  8. Megan says:

    Gah! I’m sorry about your skin. Right now I am L-O-V-I-N-G argan oil on my face. It’s supposed to help with acne, too. Pregnancy is full of surprises! I didn’t know that half my hair would fall out after baby came! I was blessed with melasma, or “pregnancy mask” and it has not gone away (my son is now 3). But it is totally worth it in the end!

    • Brittany says:

      I think I’ve got some argan oil stashed somewhere. I’m so desperate, I’ll try anything! And oh yeah, I’ve heard about hair falling out. Lovely!! 8)

  9. Gabrielle says:

    Yay, for the girl!! I want a girl so bad but we having a boy first ;-) Ooh and that prego acne is no joke, I was so glad when mine finally went away!
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    • Brittany says:

      LOL @ how our wants got reversed. Hilarious! Glad to know that this acne eventually goes away. *crosses fingers*

  10. Amija says:

    You are so cute! Congrats on having a girl! I have a had a girl 3 years ago after having a boy. I wanted a boy but if I would have had her first I would not have wanted a boy. Girls are just darling!

    Please keep posting about Baby Bean and your pregnancy. I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves hearing about them.

  11. Stephanie says:

    I am so excited for you! We’re baby free over here but I think I’d die if I couldn’t know the sex ASAP! Seriously… I’m not patient. & also I’ve been married 4 years this October & it really does feel like everyone is pregnant sometimes! Can’t help it!
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  12. Aaliyah says:

    I am happy for you!!! I wonder why your dog is acting like that though! Oh and I agree with you I would need to know the gender as soon as possible! I am not the type of person that like surprises! I gotta know whats going on an plan everything
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  13. NeonChipmunk says:

    Super congrats on your little girl. I hope all goes well for you, her, and your husband. Hopefully your pup comes around sooner or later. n_n
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  14. Yay congrats! So happy for you!
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  15. Brooke says:

    YAY a girlllll!!!!!!! Congrats! Mines is a DIVA… I can only imagine baby clumps hehe Next time we’re in Florida PLAY DATE TIME. Also, I’m happy to tell you anything you want to know about being PG lol With my son, I swelled up and my NOSE got huge, bad acne and every time I threw up I busted blood vessels in my face. no bueno.
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  16. gio says:

    yay for the girl! I’m so excited for you, congrats!
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  17. Stefanie says:

    I called it! CONGRATS! And I just texted you!

  18. T.R. says:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy and your little girl. I’m don’t lean either way, I’d be happy with just knowing he/she is healthy. I could probably wait to know. As for what gender, I’m partial to boys myself. I wouldn’t mind having a brood of boys and one daughter. :O) I can tell ya I don’t feel that way about having a brood of girls. LOL

  19. Liz says:

    Aww, congrats! And thanks for keeping it real :)

  20. Lavendar says:

    Awww B, so sorry about the hormone craziness. You’re still just as sweet and lovely as ever. Remember, this too shall pass; but the reward at the end will be so much more than worth having gone through it all. I did not want to know the first baby’s sex; but like you, I was adamant it was a girl. I just felt it in every core of my being, and I bought all girls stuff before she came. Thankfully, I was right!!!

  21. Trudy says:

    Congratulations!! So happy for you!1I was just going to ask about a Softcup update and see this, lmao! I wish you all the best. Btw, have you tried Desert Essence thoroughly clean face wash? Its pretty good for pimples. Maybe you can try the travel size and its not too strong smelling.

    • Brittany says:

      Haha, no menstrual cups for me for awhile! ;) I may have to pull out my Desert Essence cleanser again. Thanks so much for the reminder!

  22. Congrats on baby Bean….Princess Bean…mommyhood is precious! Congrats to both of you on your budding new joy!
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  23. kia says:

    yay for princess bean! omg so much fun. girls have worlds of clothes and options… can’t wait until you guys come to the dmv and aunty yummy can visit! lol (((hugs))) hehe ;)
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  24. Sheena says:

    Um yea, I had zits on toppa zits. I still have breakouts. Dessert Essence tea tree oil wash is good for that (if that’s what you have). I was thinking my bean was a girl for a minute because of the acne, the nausea, the exhaustion. Just another dramatic boy who is obviously going to give us way more run for our money than Jayden did, lol.

    Greg really wanted a girl so he could have that daddy daughter bond. He thinks it’s not fair that I keep on making mini-me’s, lol – eh maybe next time!

    70 and Pregnant… o_O
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    • Sheena says:

      I forgot to mention… I dig the element of surprise. I want that old school “It’s a” to actually mean something. I wanted to not find out this time around, but Greg was so hellbent on a girl he HAD to know. And I guess until we get a girl, we will continue finding out… Maybe I can talk him into waiting next time.
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  25. Renee says:

    I’m so happy for you!

    I have never wanted to know the sex of my two pregnancies, nor did my husband.. I just personally think it such a wonderful surprise to hear “it’s a____? Lol..
    Enjoy your blessings,,


  26. ChiChi says:

    Congratulations! So happy that you’ll have a little princess.
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  27. Amanda says:

    How very exciting, Brittany! So happy for you and Esposo!

    “God blessed us with what He thought we needed and deserved” – Exactly!

    Pink-hating, but hello Kitty loving? Isn’t that a bit of an oxymoron? ;-)
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  28. Ke'Shuna says:

    Congrats! I’m so happy for you both. You probably don’t remeber me but we took “Black Radical Thought” together at USF. One of the best classes I ever took. You gave me a ride a few times to campus (I used to live at The Pointe back in the day! Lol!) Anyway, I am the proud mom of one 2 year old daughter, Zahra. My husband and I waited until she was born to know her sex. It was the greatest surprise we will ever have. I can’t wait to go along on this journey with you through your blog. Congrats again!

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