February 18, 2012
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16 Week Bump Report
How far along: 16 weeks (technically, 16 weeks and 3 days)

How big is the baby: About the size of an avocado or grapefruit (not half a grapefruit as I pictured above – just a little creative interpretation on my part). My husband is shocked that the baby is already so big.

Total weight gain: Two weeks ago, I was up a pound and a half since my 12 week appointment (at 12 weeks, I’d gained 4 lbs). I’ve gained another half pound for a total of 6 lbs gained.

Sleep: Pretty good – earlier this week, I even slept through the night without getting up to use the bathroom. That only lasted one night though.

Best moment of the week: Getting to hear my baby’s heartbeat. On Thursday morning, it was about 145 bpm.

Food cravings: Recently, I’ve been wanting protein shakes and lots of fruit. I have had no desire for Spaghetti O’s recently so maybe that craving has subsided, but I am still enjoying a taste of ice cream at least once a week.

Food aversions: Nothing specific.

16 Weeks RS
Look – a Bump!
  • My skin is still being hormonal – more so than usual. Thank goodness for concealer! 
  • My lips are also incredibly chapped. It may be the nature of cooler temperatures, but they are so sore.
  • I’m starting to feel a bit of round ligament pain – usually when I get up after sitting or laying down for a while.
  • And, I think I’m finally seeing the beginnings of a baby bump. It’s pretty small, but it’s there.

Gender: I find out on March 2nd during my 18 week appointment…less than 2 weeks! I think next weekend, I’ll do a gender poll. Let me know if there’s anything specific you want to know to help you along in your predictions. 

What I’m looking forward to: I’m counting down the days until our anatomy scan/gender reveal ultrasound so I can dive head first into nursery decorating and registering. By the way, if you have any suggestions for baby “must haves” that I should add to my registry, let me know. I’m also really looking forward to feeling my baby move.

What I miss: Nothing specific.

Next Appointment: March 2nd.

PS: If you mouse over my top image, you’ll see what I looked like before I added a little vintage wallpaper to my bland walls. I used this week’s Tutorial Tuesday to guide me along.