Tuesday, May 25, 2010

{16 weeks down - 24 weeks to go}

(found image HERE)

I can't believe I have made it to 16 weeks already!! I can't believe I am almost to the half-way point. I am super excited about it and now that I have a doctor I trust I am feeling less stressed - although I have really had some issues with my raging hormones. I have been doing fairly well of keeping my emotions in check but sometimes it's harder then others.

Since being off the progesterone I have noticed my headaches are not as severe - which has been a great sigh of relief and I am not as tired, (mind you I am still tired just not as much).  My nausea isn't as bad and really things are starting to not bother me as much, but certain smells still get me.

I was so happy when I got to see jellybean on the ultrasound last week - baby no longer looks like a bean but a sweet baby growing so quickly in my belly!! Ruth was really excited to see the ultrasound because she could make out jellybeans head!

I am really looking forward to my next visit to the OB - it's going to be my gender ultrasound (well it's really the fetal development ultrasound). Ruth and I are hoping for a girl but I asked her today if she would be disappointed if it was a boy and she said "Nope! I just wants to have baby out of your tummy and healthy so I can hold it." Ruth is super sweet, she hugs my belly and tells me "I'm hugging baby" and tells me "I love you" all the time. I am loving her affection. 

Toby has gotten really lovey the last few months and it's gotten more and more intense and he is getting more demanding with wanting to be close to me, but Sorry doesn't really want me to hold her anymore. It's all very weird. Gotta love animal behavior!

The following was found at i am pregnant:

"At this point of your pregnancy, your baby is approximately 4.3 to 4.6 inches long and weighs 2.8 ounces. Not only is your baby growing, your uterus and placenta continue to grow to accommodate the growing baby inside of you! Just six weeks ago, your uterus weighed about 5 ounces. This week it now weighs 8.75 ounces! The amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby is increasing and there is about 7.5 ounces of fluid. You will easily be able to feel your uterus approximately three inches below your navel. 

Your milk glands start production at this time and this causes some tenderness and swelling in early pregnancy. Your veins will become more visible because there is an increased amount of blood flowing to the breasts. 

At this time, your baby is holding her head erect. Because her muscles are developing, she can make some faces now. Your baby is able to squint, frown and open its mouth. There is enough calcium in the bones that they will show up on an x-ray. Your baby's fingernails are well formed now and the legs are longer than the arms. Because your baby is moving well now, you may begin to feel his movements! Some women say that the early movements feel like gas bubbles or a slight flutter. If you have not yet felt the baby move, don't worry. Fetal movements are usually felt between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy."

I have felt fluttering every once in a while but nothing huge yet. I am waiting for the day when I feel that little movement that makes me stop and grab my tummy and actually feel baby moving under the skin. 

So anywho, that's what's going on with me for this week in my pregnancy.

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