Sixteen weeks and I’ve felt like I have this desire that seems like nesting. I know, kinda early for all that. Seriously though, I’ve been having bursts of wanting to get stuff done and that not only includes cleaning the house, but it includes things like organizing and cleaning closets and pantries and cooking and freezing! haha!
Baby’s Size This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he’s about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren’t recognizable yet. He’s even started growing toenails. And there’s a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.
How am I feeling? I seem to be getting more and more bursts of energy or wanting to clean/organize. It really is like a nesting phase. Does that happen this early? They don’t last long – on average 30-45 minutes and then I am really tired and need to sit down. I really don’t even make much progress, but I have that desire! This weekend we were out and about more than normal and my feet and legs felt it. There were a few days where that nauseous feeling came back. I’ve had quite a few headaches, too.
Food Cravings/Aversions: This weekend I had a NEED for Chinese food. I’ve wanted cherry coke a few more times, too. I’ve been trying to be more conscious of what I am putting into my body and trying to fight urges that I know I don’t need. I’ve been focusing more on eating organic and more fruits. My problem is getting the veggies in. I need to work on that.
Sleep: I’ve been getting up between one and two times to use the bathroom each night. I’ve also felt like I turn quite often. I’m a side sleeper but my hips have been hurting on each side I sleep on after a few hours so I wake up and turn. Isn’t it too early for that? lol
Baby’s Movement: I have still only felt a few flutters. Nothing that say “HERE I AM!!!” but I am sure that will be soon…hoping anyway!
Weight: I started this pregnancy too large so I kinda need to lose weight at this point. According to our scale at home I’ve gained about 2 pounds, which puts me at about 5 pounds total I believe.
Next Appointment: It is about three weeks away. Hubby won’t be able to come and I have to find a sitter for the little ones so I’m not overly excited about that.
What happened this week? Again, nothing really exciting. We don’t do much! haha! It was a long four day weekend so that was fabulous!
Something that upset me: Work. Does that count? haha! Summer is officially over! Hubby goes back to work tomorrow and that means summer is over. BOO!!!! Not excited about the cold weather that will come too fast, but that will mean baby is getting closer to his/her arrival, too so I’ll have to look at it like that!
Something I am looking forward to: The good thing about my next appointment is I should be able to schedule the 20 week ultrasound! Seeing baby is always exciting!
Boy or Girl? I’m still feeling like a girl. I haven’t done any of those early at home gender prediction tests because last time they were not for sure one way or the other so I decided to not even go there.
Countdown: 24 weeks to go if we go until 40 weeks!