Tuesday, March 1, 2011

16 Weeks

How Far Along: 16 Weeks

Size of Baby: Baby #3 is about the size of an avocado, about 4 1/2 inches from crown to rump and 3 1/2 ounces!

Total Weight Gain: I have gained 4 lbs so far. I am so excited for summer to be here and all fruits to be in season. We got 2 cartons of strawberries this past week and Zach and I ate the whole thing in one sitting....Love me some fruit!

Maternity Clothes: This summer I am totally sporting the long, flowy dresses....EVERYDAY! Target had some cute ones...but they were almost $40 each...too much for this Mama. We will be shopping around as the weather gets warmer. And I must say, I am dreading the bathing suit...but very much looking forward to the pool!

Gender: Everyone is asking about what the baby is now that I am showing. We still have 4 weeks until we could find out....but I tell everyone we wait until Birthday! I love hearing everyone's stories about how they could never wait or how they did the same thing. Every one always has a story :)

Movement: Still feeling flutters...but now I am feeling some jabs...but definitely not consistent yet.

Sleep: Depends on the night...some are good this past week...some bad. I have started to sleep more upright to fall asleep. My stomach gets a little uneasy at night. Unfortunately, I get more bloated at night, too.

Cravings: I had my first aversion this week. Kaitlin and I went to Chick-fil-a and I could not eat the french fries and my loved honey roasted barbecue sauce...NOOOoooo I thought! Did not taste good at all! I am craving all things fresh though....fruit, salad, Chipotle.....yum!

Symptoms: I had my 16 week checkup yesterday and I found out why I am so bloated....I have a tilted uterus. Vivanne, the midwife I saw this week (and loved!), said that it will straighten out in the next four weeks, but until then I will be more gassy. Yay...not! Everything else checked out great though. Weight gain is great, blood pressure is great....all good things to hear!

Best Moment This Week: I got to hear our beautiful Baby's heart beating. It was in the 160s. Zoe's heart rate at our 16 week check was the low 140s and I believe Oliver's was about 135...very interesting. Due to the tilted uterus...the beating was very faint. While Vivanne was trying to find the heart, you could hear the baby just squirming all around. I love it! I also confessed my need for my Chai Tea and I got a big thumbs up! Since my blood pressure was perfect....she said go for it!

Another Best Moment this week was Saturday spending time with our friends! I have some amazing friends that I just can't believe I am blessed with. One thing that I love about them is that they are amazing listeners. One of the girls we got to visit with, I hadn't seen since before Oliver passed. It is so nice to have people in our lives that remind us of what others might have forgotten...but will always be in my heart. We all discussed my little Oliver, the power and love of our God, and the beauty that my second child brought to our lives. It is so hard to answer people's questions who don't know me..."Is this your first baby"..."No, its my third...." Unfortunately, I just say what is easiest..."It is my second." But, it consistently reminds me of my perfect Angel in heaven...and it makes me happy and sad all at once.

1 comment:

Sassy Amie said...

I'm glad this pregnancy is going smoothly! I also love fruit and can't wait until later in the year when they are in season!