You guys, I am 16 weeks pregnant!! I haven’t felt the baby move, but that should be coming here in the next couple weeks. I can’t wait for that feeling!! Let’s get right into this update.
How big is baby??
This week, ‘Lil Smith is the size of an avocado. Holy guacamole!! Baby is measuring 4.61 inches and 3.5 ounces!! That’s more than .5 inches of growth since last week. Plus, in one weeks time baby has gained an ounce!
What are my symptoms?
Unfortunately, my morning sickness has come back! However, I haven’t been throwing up because of nausea, I’ve been throwing up from heart burn and acid reflux! Fortunately for me, my doctor prescribed me a heartburn medicine that is fighting back. I’ve been sweating this heartburn thing though, because according to my doctor that has started earlier than most women!! Which means…it will only get worse.
Another symptom I have been having is a sore back. I have a bad back as it is, and I think I threw it out during one particularly bad bout of morning sickness last week. The good news is, it doesn’t hurt as bad as it did last week, but it is more steadily sore. I’ve found that getting up and moving, as well as stretching my back each day is helping. But again, this will only get worse as I grow.
What’s happening inside the bump?
A lot of exciting things are happening in there! Some of the new developments include:
- Baby is growing hair
- Baby’s inner ear is forming (which means it will start hearing my voice)
- Baby is still moving like crazy, which I should start feeling in the next couple weeks!
What’s happening to my body?
I had to laugh when I saw the picture of that avocado, because just like it’s pit is poking out, my belly is poking out more and more!! I feel like especially in the last week or so, my belly has appeared. I am moving into that stage where it no longer could be mistaken for a soft belly. It is starting to look more and more like a little round baby bump.
This week I should apparently start noticing increased hair and nail growth. I should also start to notice differences in my skin as I take on that “baby glow.” Is this the wonderful second trimester I’ve heard so much about??
I am feeling so happy with our little avocado. I pray each day that it continues to grow big and strong. Our 20 week appointment and gender ultrasound is scheduled for January 3rd. I can’t wait to know what we are having!! I have been saying this whole pregnancy that I think it’s a boy. I still do, but I truly don’t have a preference. I just want a healthy baby!! I can’t believe we are approaching the half way mark. It is surreal. We are so excited for this little bundle to join our family!!
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