How far along: 16 weeks, 2 days!
Baby size: An avocado! “Now, he/she’s about 4.6 inches long and weighs about 3.5 ounces, and he/she’s big enough that your doctor may be able to hear his/her heartbeat.”
A week ago today, spot was already 4 oz at our gender scan! Go spot!
- He/she’s listening to your voice, thanks to tiny bones forming in his/her ears.
- He/she’s growing hair, lashes and eyebrows.
- And he/she’s forming taste buds.
Symptoms: Pretty much the same as they have been. Nothing too noticeable. I will say, sex is getting a bit awkward! LOL. We have been trying the spooning position lately. I’m not that big yet, but my boobs and belly are getting in the way. It’s strange! I love my boobs and belly though. 🙂
Food Craving: Shrimp! And wings! Anything with meat. I have a very carnivorous appetite at the moment. My iron levels are great.
Emotions: Great! I’m still more sensitive than usual, but that comes with the territory. My mood is really good most of the time though. I wanted to add that things seem a lot more real now that we know the gender, but it still feels crazy and it blows my mind that this is happening! It’s a miracle everyday! I’m sooo sooo in love and still so grateful all the time.
Weight: Still holding steady at 3-4lbs. It feels like it should be more than that, but things are just shifting around I think.
Something I’ve done to prepare for baby’s arrival: Andy’s Dad is looking for baby stuff for us and for him to keep at his house. He is so cute and excited. He goes to sales and auctions looking for nice things. We haven’t bought anything or started on household projects, but my registry is pretty much complete now!
What I am most excited about: The big gender reveal this Saturday the 9th! I can’t wait for our families to get together. I haven’t seen my family since the holidays. It will be so fun and also emotional to see their reactions! I can’t wait to tell you all, too!!!! Also, I can find the heart beat on the doppler more easily now! Yay! Best sound in the world!!
Upcoming appts: OB check up & labs today, going back to the private ultrasound place on the 12th for more photos and to finalize the DVD (spot wasn’t super cooperative hehe), and Anatomy/Growth scan on the 21st!
Belly pic: I think I shrunk a little this week, LOL. I feel like I’m popping out more, but the shape is changing as I go along.