So, first of all, for all of those that don’t know, I’m pregnant! :D
This is the picture of our little bug from my 13 week scan which is when we decided to announce our happy news to the world. I found out when I was about 5 weeks just before Christmas. So as you can guess, it was extremely hard keeping it a secret from friends and extended family over the holiday when I would usually be drinking ;)
Now, I am 16 weeks (well 15+6) and have finally decided to start a weekly bump update for anyone that wants to read and keep up to date with my little bugs growth. Mainly I decided to do this so that I have something to look back on, and to see what happened in what week. So on with the 16 week bump update!
How far along? 15+6 but I am counting this as my 16 week update. The first few weeks when we were keeping it a secret went so slowly but now it seems to be speeding along.
How big is baby? Baby is about the size of an avocado at about 4.6 inches long and weighs around 3.5 ounces.
Total weight gain/loss? So far, I’ve gained about 2.5kg (5lbs) and most of that was in the first trimester. I have only put on the .5kg in the last 3 weeks.
Maternity clothes? My mum bought me some maternity jeans/jeggins which I love! They aren’t huge maternity jeans as I’m not big enough yet. They just have the elasticated waist which make them so comfortable!
Stretch marks: None yet!
Sleep? All I seem to do is sleep! I love my sleep, even though lately it has been a little disturbed. I have been waking up a couple of times during the night and always seem to remember my strange dreams!
Best moment this week? I haven’t really had a ‘best moment’ this week as it hasn’t been a brilliant week.
Movement? Haven’t felt any movements yet but definitely looking forward to it!
Symptoms? I have had a couple of moments of ‘baby brain’ doing silly things like putting my work apron on over my normal clothes for no reason! And also a few tummy issues are starting to happen!
Food cravings? I haven’t had any out of the ordinary food cravings as of yet. Last week I went through a phase of not wanting anything to eat, but the week before I wanted everything and anything greasy!
Food aversions? Coffee! Even though I never liked coffee before, I never disliked it. Now the smell of coffee is so strong that it makes my stomach turn. Bleugh!
Gender? Don’t know yet.
Labor signs? No.
Belly button in or out? In. Not looking forward to it popping out!
What I miss? Lately I’ve been missing drinking. I keep wanting to go out and have some drinks!
What I’m looking forward to? Tomorrow, hopefully hearing babys heartbeat for the first time. Also, a bit nervous for tomorrow though. Also looking forward to feeling baby move!
Milestones? Haven’t really hit any milestones apart from being in the second trimester!
About baby: 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. He is starting to be able to hear your voice and will recognize is at birth.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next week ;D