Tuesday, September 13, 2011

16 Week Update!! :)

Yall! How did I forget to do a 15 week update?? Oh yeah, that's right, because it was the night before we found out we're having a precious baby GIRLLLL and i was too excited to write :)

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far along? 16 weeks

Size of the Baby? One thing says Avocado, the other says size of my open palm

Maternity Clothes? Oh yeah. Bought two more shirts at Target today. And pretty much only wearing maternity jeans or dresses. SO much more comfortable!

Gender? little girl :)

Movement? Saturday on the way to Clemson I sneezed twice.. like big, obnoxious sneezes. and for about a minute or so after I felt a little flutter-like, tickling feeling. Then again about an hour later at the tailgate, but i havent felt anything since then. Naturally, I've been getting out the doppler and listening to her heart beat almost every night bc im like "Why did I feel you before and now i cant feel you??" But, I realize im crazy bc most of the books are still saying "Within the next few weeks you should start feeling something" SO, it's still early, yet.

Sleep? Definitely waking up a lot through out the night.

Cravings? Taco Bell. Apples. Salad.

Symptoms? Headaches. Tailbone still hurts occasionally. Lower back aches are getting pretty sick nasty. Ouch!

What I miss? Cold beer.

Milestones? finding out it's a little girl!!!

Weight Gain? woot woot!! we're movin on up!! .5 lbs!!!!

What I’m nervous about? Afterbirth. Yuck.

What I’m excited about? Seeing Matt with sweet little, Mary Tyler :)

Baby Center Update for Week 16:
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.


  1. HAHA afterbirth, as in placenta afterbirth? Girl.. you won't even see it if you don't want to ;) You'll be too busy staring at them clean your little bundle of sugar up to come snuggle with you!!