Wednesday, December 1, 2010

16 Weeks, plus a couple days

16 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 16 weeks, plus a couple days
Size of baby: Baby S is the size of an apple, about 4.5 inches long
Total weight gain/loss: Gained 3lbs...right on track!
Maternity clothes: I'm definitely preferring my maternity pants because they are so much more comfortable, but most of my shirts are regular, just getting a bit shorter every day!
Gender: Not sure. We could find out next month but we aren't going to find out
Movements: I've definitely felt a few pokes here and there, especially if I'm holding Cole and my belly is being squished. With Cole I didn't feel anything till I was 20 weeks, so this is happening much sooner this time!
Sleep: Up until this week, I had still been sleeping terrible! Waking up every hour and just laying awake during the night. However, keeping my fingers crossed, I've been sleeping so good this week, let's hope it continues!
What I miss: Over the holidays, I definitely missed having a glass of champagne (my fav!) or a glass of wine. I'm not a drinker at all, but I love having a glass or two of these and with all the family in town and celebrating, I would have to say I missed that this week. Starting to miss sleeping on my stomach a bit.
Cravings: I've been eating cheese and mustard sandwiches on potato bread like they are going out of style! Weird I know! I also had crab legs the other night at dinner and it was SOOOOO good and now I can't stop thinking about crab, ha!
Symptoms: Still, most food kinda grosses me out, but it IS getting better. Again, keeping my fingers crossed, this week I've been feeling pretty good and more and more foods are sounding good to me. Oh Lord I hope this continues! Sometimes still have that terrible taste in my mouth but getting better. Not as tired, but I still go to bed pretty early.
Best moment of the week: Going to the doctor yesterday to find out I only gained 1lb, and that was over Thanksgiving!!

I had my 16 week appointment yesterday and everything was great. Heard the heartbeat and that is such a great sound to hear! Especially towards the beginning of the pregnancy when you aren't feeling the baby move too much, hearing that heartbeat is such a relief! I'm just looking forward to feeling more movements, then it will feel even more real.
My yucky-ness feeling has definitely lasted longer this pregnancy so thats why I'm staying optimistic that I have finally turned the corner. Even my students have said in the last couple days that I have more energy and I'm being more "fun". I know they thought I was the worlds worst teacher for awhile there because I felt like a bump on a log so luckily I'm getting some energy back and will be more fun to be around...haha!
Nick has tried to get Cole to point to my belly and say "baby" and he will, but he still doesn't understand what is happening. It's so weird thinking about what your second child will look like. You wonder if it will look like your first kid or if it will take after one side of the family more. It's all so crazy to think about. Obviously with your first kid you think about the same, but with your second, it's just so different. We can't wait to meet this little person.
We still are planning on not finding out the gender. A lot of people have told me that they don't think I can hold out, but that just makes me want to wait even more, just to prove it to them. We could find out at my next doctors appointment but we just think it will be so fun to wait. I'm having no intuition on what I think it could be. Some days I think it's a boy, some days a girl so who knows...what a fun surprise!!!

1 comment:

Him and Her said...

woohoo, 1 lb. I think you totally could hold out on the gender! (does my reverse psychology work, do you now want to find out and share?!) I don’t think I could not find out. But of course it’s your lil bambino so you do what you want and too bad to all those who want to know the gender before birth!