Monday, April 5, 2010

16 weeks

How Far Along: 16 weeks

Fruit/Object: "Pregnancy Week by Week" doesn't have a fruit or object this week but...on, it says that the baby is the size of an avacado. I'm not sure how it can go from a softball to an avacado but...we'll go with it. :)

Size: Baby is 4.3 to 4.6 inches long and Baby weights 2.8 ounces.

This cell phone is 4.5 inches long

Baby changes:
     Fine lanugo hair cover's baby's head. The umbilical cord is attached to the abdomen; this attachment has moved lower on the body of the fetus. Fingernails are well formed. At this stage the legs are now getting longer than the arms, and the arms and legs are moving. You can see the movement during an ultrasound exam. (We already saw this at the 6 week appointment. Snootfruiter was moving around like CRAZY! We have an active little one on our hands!)
     You may also be able to feel your baby move at this point in your pregnancy. Many women describe feelings of movement as a "gas bubble" or "fluttering." Often, it's something you have noticed for a few days or more, but you didn't realize what you were feeling.
     Six weeks ago your uterus weighed about 5 ounces. Today, it weighs about 8 1/2 ounces. The amount of amniotic fluid around the baby is also increasing. There is now about 7 1/2 ounces of fluid. You can easily feel your uterus about 3 inches below your belly button.

This is a baby in utero, not ours ;), at 16 weeks

Best Moment this week: My laptop crashed so I am using a desktop that I don't have my photo stuff downloaded too but once I get my laptop back from the repair shop I have to upload photos of Kathy, Blake's mom, Easter basket she got for the baby. It was a cute and funny, I'll post that later this week. Hopefully my laptop will be fixed and ready to be picked up tomorrow. Yay!

Also, we celebrated Blake's neice's 2nd Birthday on Saturday and then on Sunday we went to church and then went to his mom's house and watched the kids hunt Easter eggs. It was a good weekend. Just wish weekends lasted longer!

Food Craving: Carbs. Always. I don't know if I have "real" pregnancy cravings because I've always loved pasta and carbs. Oh, at about 8 or 9 weeks I couldn't eat chicken. Didn't even want to look at anything with chicken. But, that quickly passed because I'm eating chicken again with no ill feelings. It's wasn't you, Chicken, it was me. ;) I'm not sure what the turning point was but we were out at a restaurant and Blake ordered some asian egg rolls that had chicken and I wanted to take a bite. So, I'm glad that's over!

What I miss: My normal clothes and not feeling so blah. I guess I'm at that stage where I am not looking fully pregnant yet but I can't suck in my stomach anymore so I'm not feeling too pretty at the moment. I know once I'm full on huge I'll wish I was back at this stage but I just don't feel so hot lately.

Sleep: Weird dreams keep coming. I dreamt we had a freakishly long child. Long arms and legs and torso. Tiny newborn baby head, hands and feet. It was odd and scary!

What I am looking forward to: Again, I'm ready to meet this baby! I want to skip past the hot, hot, hot summer and be home with Baby. I keep telling myself we need to enjoy this time. This is teh last time it'll be the two of us. Makes my head spin but we are about to be a family of three. No more sleeping in on the weekends. No more picking up and heading out to wherever our hearts desire. So, each time I get anxious about time moving by too slowly I try and remind myself to enjoy every peaceful, quiet second.

Symptoms: None
Until Next time,

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