Saturday, April 17, 2010
16 weeks :)
So it has been an interesting week. In my last update my OB had called and was worried about some blood work results she had recieved from my endo. The blood work showed I was becoming anemic and she wanted me to come in to see her in between our normal visits. So this past Thursday I went in and she didn't even remember why she had called and looked at the blood work and said "No, you aren't anemic I was just worried about your thyroid." *sigh* She must have just mispoke herself over the phone. So that's good..not anemic. I'm about 99% sure I have been feeling the little one move this past week, it started Wednesday afternoon when I was sitting at the computer. Felt just like little popcorn pops just below my belly button, distinctly different then gas. I mainly feel the movement later in the afternoons, almost the same time each afternoon. Made me very happy :) OH! and Nolan bought me a doppler for at home use. We get it sometime next week. Due to the horrible nightmares I have been having my OB recommended we pick up an inexpensive at home doppler so I can have peace of mind between appointments.(If the doppler we bought works being as cheap as it was)
Baby's growth this week(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 far along: 16 weeks and change (going by 10/3 edd)
Weight gain: 2 pounds
Stretch marks: No changes
Symptoms: Nose bleeds and headaches started this week and I'm just achy and tired. I'm sure it's the ligaments stretching as our little one grows and grows.
Sleep: Sleeping is non-existant, I toss and turn all night, I can't find a comfortable position. Consistantly up every few hours. I have been having horrible and I mean horrible nightmares. I wake up in tears and then can't go back to sleep. Sometimes I'm so hungry I have to get up and eat something. The only good thing about the lack of sleep is I will be ready for the midnight feedings once little one is born.
Best Moment this Week: Feeling the first "flutters"
Food Cravings: Peanut butter
Labor Signs: BH only
Belly Button in or out?: In
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Movement: Yup, only flutters but it's something
What I am looking forward to: Our 18 week ultrasound appointment, which is in 2 weeks.
Milestones: 4 months :)