Wednesday, May 4, 2011

16 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

A close-up.

How Far Along: 16 Weeks

Size of Baby: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. About the size of an avocado.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained 6 lbs total so far.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity pants and some maternity shirts.

Gender: 2 more weeks and we'll be able to find out. We have our ultrasound scheduled for May 18th, at 3:30!! I can't wait!!

Movement: I think I've felt a few little flutters here and there, but I'm not completely sure.

Food Cravings: No real cravings yet.

What I miss: Being able to sleep through the night.

Sleep: Not sleeping great. I'm super tired and fall asleep easily, but I'm having to get up a couple times a night to use the restroom.

Symptoms: Having to use the restroom often. Other than that, no real symptoms.

Best Moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat at my 16 week appointment this past Monday.

What I am looking forward to: Finding out the baby's gender on May 18th, and feeling him/her move.

16 Week Baby Appointment

I had my 16 week baby appointment this past Monday. Everything seems to be going great. The Dr. said I look to be measuring right on target and the baby's heart-rate was in the 160's this time; just a little slower than last month when it was in the 170's. She said the old wives tales would say its a girl, but we'll get to find out the gender for sure on Wed. May 18th, at 3:30. So just 2 more weeks away!!! I can't wait.

My mom got to go with me this time and it was cool to have her there with me. She loved getting to hear the baby's heartbeat!!

I believe my next appointment (20 weeks) is on Friday, June 3rd!!