Eeek! It's fun and crazy to think this growth is normal!
How far along: 16 weeks
Baby size: Avocado
Total weight gain/loss: Um, I'm a little freaked out by the rapid weight gain... I don't even want to talk about it.
Sleep: One of my best friends let me borrow her boppy body pillow, and sleep is much better. I am still getting up a couple of times a night, but falling back asleep is much easier.
Movement: I'm almost 100% sure I'm feeling some movement now. It only really happens when I'm sitting or lying down later in the evening. And it's not very consistent, but it is very different than gas. I can't wait until it is even more common!
Food cravings/aversions: I've craved sushi this week, but that's pretty much it. I don't have any definite aversions that are new, but I need to mix up my snack routine. I've eaten way too many mini-bags of almonds and pretzels and pita chips.
Pregnancy Symptoms: Almost the exact same as last week, except I've added some sharper pains across my middle. I tried to do this pregnancy fitness video this week, and every time I tried to stretch out my abdomen, I felt like my muscles were being pulled... so I stopped in the middle of the workout. I'll stick to the elliptical and some yoga.
What I miss: I went shopping yesterday and got a little discouraged. Here in Charleston we have some outlet stores, and none of them carried anything maternity. I just kept thinking that even if the cute things I saw might fit right now, they probably wouldn't in the next couple of weeks. So, I guess I miss knowing my body. Right now, I'm a little cloudy as to what to expect.
What I'm looking forward to: This Saturday, we are getting a 3D ultrasound, and if Baby decides to show us, we'll find out the gender! Also, though figuring out my changing shape is somewhat of a challenge, I do look forward to continual growth. I do love my growing belly, despite the awkwardness.
Milestones: Not being nauseated or throwing up for a whole week. I know I have Zofran to thank for that partly, but I also really do think things are slowly improving. Also, I woke up one morning this week not feeling tired, and that was incredible. I'm hoping that becomes more common very soon.
Best moment this week: Thinking I had gained a ton of weight and then stepping on the scale the next day to realize I'd dropped back down to where I should be. I forgot that weight could fluxuate within a couple of days, and I thought I'd been doing well. I had, but that one day really threw me off.
Moments with Billy: He's been amazing! Lately, he's been talking to the baby, which makes me laugh. I want so badly for him to feel involved and connected. Also, I caught him looking at baby clothes, which was absolutely adorable!