Four months pregnant? Say whaaaaat?!?
Baby Tooth is just over 16 weeks today and is about the size of an avocado…making that bump a bit more difficult to hide.
Cody really wanted in on the action this week…he kept trying to photo bomb, the little cutie that he is!
Here’s what else Baby Tooth has been up to this week:
- He/she 4-1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3-1/2 ounces.
- His/her legs are much more developed.
- His/her ears are close to their final position, and tiny bones forming in baby’s ears (meaning he/she can now pick up voices). <—Sorry for all the loud music on Saturday night, Baby Tooth!
- The patterning of the scalp has begun, though hair isn’t recognizable yet.
- Baby Tooth has started growing toenails.
- His/her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day(!).
- In the next few weeks, Baby Tooth will double in weight and add inches to his/her length.
And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:
Weight gained: Still not sure, but I’ll probably check and see where I’m at when I have my appointment later this week, just to make sure all is good in that department.
Workouts: Either four or five…I can’t remember, haha! I had a few days with some cardio (walking), a couple days with one of my new pilates DVD’s (LOVING it), and a few strength workouts with light dumbbells. Still feeling great!
Symptoms: Not too many this week…a few round ligament pains, but not as bad as last week, and I also experienced that “fluttering” feeling a few more times. I was talking about it with my mom, and she asked if it felt almost like when a nerve is jumping in your body (which it does), and she said that’s exactly what she felt. SO exciting!!
This week also marked probably the first week where my emotions really started to come in to play. Up until this point, I was confident in saying that I wasn’t experiencing any crazy mood swings or being super emotional. Well, that suddenly took a turn! There were a few days where my tears literally came out of nowhere, as I mentioned on Friday. One time, there was some commercial with a dad and daughter, who appeared to be going off to her first day of kindergarten. She looked up at him before getting on the school bus, and that was it for me…tears were a-streamin’!
Food Aversions: None, really.
Food Cravings: Nothing in particular, that I can think of? I’ve pretty much just been enjoying most of my usuals, with the daily requirement of something sweet, of course.
Sleep: Good, but could have used a bit more this week.
Maternity clothes?: Some! Still wearing maternity pants for work and I also ventured in to a few tops this past week that I own, too.
Stretch marks? Nope! Still applying my oils, body butters, and creams. Hey, at least if I do get them, I can’t say I didn’t try, right?
Miss Anything? I missed being able to join in the alcohol festivities on Saturday, but other than that, this week was pretty good. Especially since I found some turkey from TJ’s to help curb my deli meat cravings.
Fun & Weird Stuff From the Week: Another baby dream! I dreamt we were at our 16 week appointment and the doctor surprised us and told us we could have our anatomy scan early (wishful thinking!). The scan immediately showed that it was a girl, which is the second girl dream that I’ve had. Who knows? I really don’t have any feelings one way or another.
Baby Items Purchased: Still none, but I’ve started reading a bit more in my Baby Bargains book and am starting to take some notes on a few items that I think we’ll want. Seriously, baby furniture? My goodness…who knew there was so much to think about when purchasing?!
Looking Forward To: My 16 week appointment later this week!! Can’t wait to hear that little pitter-patter of a heartbeat. I’m also looking forward to reading up more in the Baby Bargains book and learning more.
Question for the Moms:
Did you have any “feelings” about the gender of your baby? Were you right?