Thursday, September 29, 2011

16 Weeks


HELLO belly!  Everybody kept on telling me I would just wake up with it one day, and sure enough, I did on Tuesday!  It might now look much different this week, but it definitely feels different...before it just felt like flab, but now it almost feels like someone put a small football in my belly!  I can even flex my stomach muscles and it's still there...I've been showing Noah that little trick for the past couple of days. :)

Size of Baby: An avacado...4 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 ounces!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Somehow, despite eating everything in sight for the past week, still down about 6 pounds...as long as we're going in the positive direction, I'm ok with that though!

Maternity Clothes: I got all of my borrowed (and the few that I've bought/been given) maternity clothes organized this weekend!  I'm wearing a few of the pants, but mostly I can still do the rubber band trick on the button of regular pants.  I LOVE some of my maternity shirts that I wore this week!

Gender: We find out (hopefully) TUESDAY!!!  I can't believe it's so close!  I am still 100% clueless.  Noah very adamantly thinks boy, so I guess I'll stick to my original guess of girl. :)

Movement: I felt a few little "thuds" this week!  They are still extremely light and sporadic...it's very easy to confuse them with everything else going on in there, but you can tell the difference!  Very cool...I'm ready for them to get stronger now!

Sleep: Not bad...the belly situation is making it more difficult to get comfortable (I'm a stomach sleeper).  I've figured out that if you use your leg to prop yourself up at an angle, you can still sort of sleep on your stomach without the belly getting in the way.  And for some reason I woke up at 3 this morning and never really fully went back to sleep.  I guess I better get used to it! :)

What I miss: Not really anything!

What I am looking forward to: Tuesday!!!! I'm ready to find out what this kiddo is!!!

Cravings: No specific cravings, but my appetite has gone into OVERDRIVE this week.  I just eat and eat and eat!  For example, I was starving on the way home today, so I went by KFC and got a combo.  It was gone before I got home at 4 o'clock in the afternoon...and I could still eat dinner!

Symptoms: Morning sickness (literally, just first thing in the morning now)...not every day, but most.  I had one bad day this week where I was sick all day, but those days are rare now.  And a few round ligament cramps...they are only when I bend/move the wrong way, and only last a split second, but they HURT!

Best Moment This Week: Feeling those first mini kicks!

Weekly Wisdom:  The belly will come, and your baby is growing normally...despite your worrying. :)