This is a little overdue seeing as how I am now 16 weeks and 3 or 4 days, but better late than never, right? I am going to try to start filling out this little “questionnaire” with each bump post to keep track of everything throughout the pregnancy.
Right now, baby is about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces or so. Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. Baby’s legs are much more developed. The eyes have come closer together so that they face forward, and the baby begins to blink. Plus, tiny toenails are beginning to form.
How Far Along: 16 weeks
Total Weight Gain: 5 pounds (although by the end of the day that is closer to 8 lbs!)
Maternity Clothes: I can still button most of my jeans (again, by the end of the day though I am using a rubber band through the button hole!), but I have a maternity skirt and pair of jeans so far that are FAR more comfy than my regular jeans.
Gender: Counting down to August 17th!
Movement: I have felt little pops/flutters occasionally. Feels like bubbles popping or popcorn popping inside of me. It tends to happen much more in the evenings/at night. Hopefully that’s not a sign that baby won’t sleep at night!
Food Craving: Still craving fruit – although I can finally eat vegetables again. Lately, I’ve been craving ceasar salads a lot (I know, super healthy, right?)
What I miss: Being able to walk around outside without feeling like I’m going to pass out. This baby has the ability to zap up every ounce of water inside of me so I am constantly drinking water!
Sleep: I have a little bit of insomnia when I head to bed at night – typically I have to lay there for a couple hours before I can fall asleep. I’m also using extra pillows now to help my back.