Monday, October 17, 2011

16 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along:  Sixteen weeks!

Size of baby: Baby M is just over 4 1/2 inches long, which is about the size of an avocado.
Movement: I love feeling this little peanut wiggle around!  I can't wait for Bryan to be able to feel it, too!

Heartbeat: 150

Fetal Development:
“She's listening to your voice, thanks to tiny bones forming in her ears.  She's growing hair, lashes and eyebrows.  And she's forming taste buds."

Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop."
16 week fetus
*No, this is not my peanut.  This is just what it looks like at this stage.*
Total Weight Gain/Loss: -4....I still don't understand that huge belly when I haven't actually gained any weight??  Weird.

MaternityClothes: I am wearing some maternity jeans and shorts and some regular (some with the BellaBand and some without). A few of my regular tops are still fitting, but most have been packed away. All of my maternity tops are still too big, so don't judge me if I am wearing the same shirt every time you see me ;) I am also wearing a lot of dresses.
**Nothing in the photo is maternity, and the jeans are actually buttoned ;)
Well, I got a sewing machine, but with Bryan having been out of town (at the Annual Manuel Saltwater Classic), I haven't had a chance to get it set up, yet.  Hopefully soon, though!

Gender: We are not going to find out! I am so excited about this! Although this is going to make for a long pregnancy, I get more excited about this every day.
Gut feeling:  I really do still feel like it is a boy.  Boy just feels right, feels natural.  Bryan is getting a boy vibe, too, and he was right for Gannon and Austyn.  I still like to refer to the baby by its name, so I flip-flop back and forth from the girl name to the boy name. The boy name just "feels" right.
    Sleep: I am not sleeping so well anymore.  I don't know why, but I wake up in the middle of the night, and just can't seem to fall back asleep.  I am exhausted.

    WhatI miss: Having a beer on the back porch while the kids play and Bryan grills. I guess lemonade will suffice :)

    Cravings: Junk, junk, and more junk. Home cooking is just not appealing at all. I want pickles, hot pockets, fast food, candy, and chips. All the time. Every once in a while, Peanut wants fresh fruits and veggies, but it is rare.

    Aversions: Still nothing specific. I guess maybe I am in the clear? I probably just jinxed myself!

    -I still can't eat breakfast, because I am too sick in the morning. But it is pretty much limited to the mornings, now! Yay!
    -Back/hip pain! Ouch! My hips are killing me. I know they have already begun to shift, and they must just be in an awkward position right now. Man, oh, man...I need to get to a chiropractor.
    -Clumsy!! Boy, am I clumsy! I drop everything, I trip over my own feet, and I knock over any glass in my reach. Sheesh! I ran into a tent pole at Academy the other night, and at Subway, I turned to leave the register and ran into the post that makes the line...Oy. I was like this with Gannon, too, but had no sense of recovery. This time, I am able to save at least most of my spills.
    -Vivid dreams!  I know I have talked about these before, so I won't go into detail about all of them, just let me tell you...Wooo-eeee, there have been some doozies!  Ha!

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