Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bump Update- 16 Weeks!

How far along?  16 weeks!
How big is baby?  About the size of an avocado...4 1/2 inches long.
Total weight gain/loss:  As of a week ago, I was back to the weight I was when I found out I was pregnant at 6 weeks.  Between 6 weeks and 13 weeks I actually lost close to 5 lbs.  But I am pretty sure that I have gained several lbs in the past week thanks to some major calories consumed over the Thanksgiving holiday. :)  My doctor says for my body weight and how sick I was at the beginning, that this is completely normal and me and baby are healthy.  
Maternity clothes?I can still wear some non-maternity shirts but they just aren't as comfortable some I am wearing mostly maternity these days.
Stretch marks? I noticed spots on my sides yesterday and had my husband look at them and he said they look like tiny stretch marks.  Boo.  But, I am continuing to bathe myself in Palmer's lotion every morning and night so hopefully it helps!

Sleep: I try to get 8-10 hours of sleep (or at least bed rest) every night but I have started tossing and turning A LOT so I wake up a lot. 

Best moment this week: Spending Thanksgiving with family, eating way too much yummy food and enjoying a 5 day break from work!  

Miss Anything? Energy and Advil. 
Movement: Not yet but I hope soon!! A lot of my girlfriends who are pregnant said they felt little movmements at 16 weeks, so I am hoping!
Food cravings: Nothing really...everything sounds good these days except for meat.   

Anything making you queasy or sick: Red meat (mainly steak).     

Have you started to show yet: Oh yes, definitely have a bump now, and I love it :)

Gender: BOY!!

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy and excited for the month of December!

Symptoms:  My heartburn is under control because I take my prescription every morning.  Something new-  lower back pain and some pains in my lower stomach every once in awhile (ligament stretching is what my doc and the books say)  Last night the back pain was pretty terrible for a couple hours but a little yoga and some time on the heating pad helped.  I am getting my first pregnancy massage this weekend so hopefully that will help too.
Looking forward to:  Our first Christmas party of the season on Friday night! 
Here is what Alpha Mom has to say about week 16:
(her updates are my favorite part about Tuesday mornings...if you are pregnant, you need to check out her week by week pregnancy calendar)
Your Baby:
  • Is a little over four inches long and weighs a little over 2.5 ounces. The chocolate bunny that I swiped from my toddler’s Easter basket weighed 3.5 ounces. But considering I shared it with my fetus, I am a good mom AND a responsible eater.
  • Has fingernails and toenails, all of which will be flesh-tearing talons by the time the baby is born. For serious, pack a teensy nail file in your hospital bag if you’d rather your baby’s first pictures NOT include giant face scratches.
  • Is covered with fine, downy hair called lanugo. THIS will mostly fall out by birth, so rest assured you will not deliver a giant razor-taloned gorilla baby, or something.
  • Are leaving the more miserable symptoms behind in the dust, more or less. My gag reflex and appetite remained extremely sensitive until about week 16 last time, and the same held true this time around.
  • Can feel your rock-hard uterus about three inches below your belly button (especially when you lie on your back). As your baby grows your uterus will continue to inch upwards out of your pelvis. Translation: YOU WON’T HAVE TO PEE SO DAMN MUCH.
  • May be having very vivid but bizarre dreams. Some will be obviously pregnancy-related (the usual ones involve breastfeeding something other than a human baby or putting an animal or your baby in the oven or microwave to “cook” awhile longer), and others will be just plain weird or upsetting, like your childhood nightmares. They should be interpreted as nothing more than dreams stemming from nerves, hormones and your constant thoughts about the future. (In other words, you aren’t really going to give birth to a turtle with a full set of human teeth.)


Blue Dog Belle said...

Aww... I love these!!! So excited for you love! Hope you had hubs had a fabulous thanksgiving!

Kristina said...

Aww you are glowing. YOu look beautiful!

brynn said...

you are absolutely glowing, pregnancy looks GOOD on you sister!
love the bumpdates :)

Carolyn said...

You look so cute!! :) Glad to hear that you're feeling better!

Valerie Griffin said...

looking good!

Karina Marie Powell said...

You look darling! And your shirt!? how cute are you! It doesn't even look maternity! Red meat ALWAYS made me queasy! I'm so sorry! And you poot thing with heartburn! I got to the point where I couldn't eat past 7:30 at night or I couldn't sleep! It helps! xo

Jennifer said...

You look wonderful! Love your blog! And -- I think we have close to the same due date! I'll be 16 weeks on Saturday. Pretty fun! :)

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

So cute, mama! You are looking great!

Kate said...

You look fantastic! I'm so happy for you!

Laura said...

new follower! Cant wait to tag along in your pregnancy! I am 19 weeks today so it will be fun to have another blogger follow along :)

Lindsey said...

Awe, so cute!

Rachel said...

congratulations on having a little boy! you look so happy! I love the chalkboard.