Sunday, April 1, 2012

16 weeks

I'm only like a week late, right? Better late than never? Right?

So here we go. At this point I finally have consistent pics to compare to. So here's me at 16 wks 4dys with #2 and 16wks?dys with B:

It's a little blurry and I'm not sure why this is the only week I was standing the opposite way, but whatever. I'm definitely bigger this time around.

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 16 weeks, 4 days (based on the pic above... today I'm actually 17 wks 3days)

Size of baby: Baby #2 is about 4.6 in long (about the size of an avocado) and weighs about 3.5 oz.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm still only up 6 lbs according to my scale. My appt last Monday I was up an additional 1.5lbs since my last appt, so by their calculations I'm up 8.5. Still sticking with my scale though ;-)

Clothes: Maternity- and I'll tell you a cute, funny story. For those of you that aren't friends with me on FB, I posted a tongue-in-cheek status a couple weeks ago asking someone to just give me their old maternity clothes since I don't really want to go out and buy a bunch of new stuff. Much to my surprise some lovely ladies took me seriuosly and offered me their maternity wardrobes. Isn't that just the nicest thing ever?! I'm not sure if they were serious or not, but to be honest, I don't care. They were just the SWEETEST offers ever! And totally made my whole week that someone would even offer :)

Gender: It's coming up quick! Only 3 weeks from tomorrow (sorry I switched to my current week) ;-) For some reason I'm leaning more and more towards girl, but I think a big part of that is because I secretly am hoping for one? But I would LOVE to have a boy equally as much!

Movement: Definitely feeling movement for sure, although there have been a few days of freak outs where I didn't feel like I felt any. I know that movement can be a bit sporadic this early, so I'm really *trying* to keep my anxiety in check.

Sleep: Pretty much non existent unless I take half a uni.som which my doc recommended. He also suggested bena.dryl, but sometimes that has the opposite effect, so I've kind of been afraid to try that. Even though I think it would help with the itchies.

What I miss: Sleep :( lunch meat (on the few occasions that I actually eat a ham sandwich)

Cravings: Still on the sweet stuff. It's being appeased a bit by 40 calorie fudgesicles ;-) Much better than half a dozen cookies or 3 slices of cake!

Symptoms: Feeling more energetic and my workouts seem to be getting easier for now. The itchiness is driving me. insane. seriously. Which is why I'd like to try the bena.dryl my doc suggested. But I'm afraid it will lead to even less sleep than I am currently getting.

Moment this week: Doc appt! Hearing the HB again (150) and knowing all is still looking well :)

What I'm looking forward to: April 23rd

Milestones: Movement! Finally looking preggo instead of just a little chunky. I actually had a couple people (who didn't know I was preggo) ask when I was due (dangerous, I know... part of me was REALLY tempted to tell them I wasn't LOL)! It was kind of nice knowing I look at least like I could be gestating.

Sorry the update's a bit late. It's been a little crazy around our house once again. And I've been a bit lazy on the computer checking/ updating. More to come this week!


Lauren said...

Ohh, so lucky! I can't wait to find out the gender of this baby, but I've got another 6 weeks (maybe more)! I'm excited to find out what yours is!

Maybe you should do bare belly pics this time around, because I believe you that you are bigger this time, but I can't tell it from those pictures. I think it's the shirt. You actually look a little bigger in the top picture!

Kitty said...

Oh good update! Cute pics and I can't believe you find out gender in 3 weeks and are almost half way through your pregnancy. My how time flys. Congrats and I'm glad all is well. I understand about secretly hoping for another girl. :)

Emma said...

Aww you look awesome!! =) I cant believe you are almost half way done already!

someday-soon said...

Your bump is adorable! Sorry about the itching...I got that too...and it's horrible. Can't wait for the big reveal =)