Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bump Update- Week 16

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 16 weeks, as of Friday (March 2)
Size of baby: 4.6 inches, 3.5 oz -- an avocado
Maternity Clothes: My mom came to visit this week and we went shopping for some more maternity clothes, I got a few more pants and sort sleeved shirts. Most of it fits kind of big at the moment.. but I know that will be changing soon, ha!
Gender: We will find out on March 20- our apt. got moved up 2 days.. we are very ready to know what baby p is-- then the nursery work begins! :)
Movement: Yes! I started feeling something a few days ago but wasn't sure it was baby. Then it started to happen more often. It is still very soft and I am sure baby is still moving at times when I can't feel it. It is a weird feeling and hard to describe, kind of reminds me of what you would think tickling would feel like from the inside, or butterflies in a way. It's amazing either way!
Sleep: I think every night about 5 minutes after I lay my head down I am OUT. Still waking up twice to use the bathroom but I think I pretty much do that in my sleep.
What I miss: I've read that the need to pee situation gets better for lots of women in the second trimester- not me! Ha, I have always thought I had a ridiculously small bladder. At this point about everytime I stand up I need to go.. and I know this will only get worse in my 3rd trimesters so I can only imagine! I am blessed my classroom is across from the teacher restroom so I can go easily and quickly! My students are already just getting used to this new normal.
Cravings: Chick-Fil-A still always sounds great.. my mom brought it to me on work Thursday, delicious!
Symptoms: The restroom situation, like I said before.. and the usual stuff I have said in the past weeks. My back is hurting a lot in the evenings after work.. I know it's not because of baby so much yet, just from how I move so much at work. I am constantly squatting down to first grade sized tables and then standing up, and this never used to be a problem... now by about 2 pm my back is killing me every day! Oh well, its worth it for this sweet baby!
Best Moment this week: Feeling the baby move, and then realizing for sure it IS the baby. My mom kept trying to feel even though we both know there is no way she can feel it at this point.

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