Monday, March 18, 2013

Bump update: 16 Weeks

       According to my pregnancy app, the baby is about the size of an avocado at 4.5 inches long and weighing approximately 3.5 ounces. In the next few weeks, the baby will double his or her weight and add inches in length. The baby's legs are much more developed and his or her head is more erect than it has been. His or her eyes have moved closer to the front of the head and its ears are close to their final position too. The baby has also started to grow toenails. The baby's heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day.
       I am feeling pretty good most of the time now, though I have been having almost daily headaches. I am trying to make sure I stay hydrated to help with this. I had the same symptom at about this time during my pregnancy with Owen too.
       I have felt little fluttering movements several times this week, typically early in the morning or late at night when I'm in bed and still. My belly is becoming more prominent and I finally gained a pregnancy pound this week. I am still not in maternity clothes and my regular jeans are still fitting okay. I think the tightness last week can be attributed to some bloating from my stomach bug because now my pants are fitting better again. Not that that should last much longer. I am craving lots of fruits and veggies this week and everything is tasting so good. I still sometimes wake up during the night starving and have to have a small snack or glass of milk. 
       We have less than two weeks until we find out the gender of Baby No. 2. At that point we will start discussing names more seriously and begin figuring out the nursery situation. If it's a boy, we'll largely keep Owen's nursery the same for this baby and only have to make a few small changes. If it's a girl, we will be repainting and buying new bedding and artwork. We are going to transition our guest bedroom into a big boy room for Owen and I have been searching Pinterest for ideas so far. 


  1. Looking great! Do you think you are bigger right now than you were with Owen at 16 weeks? I've heard that each pregnancy is different.

  2. Only two more weeks till you find out, so soon!! You look fantastic!

  3. I think you look fantastic too!

  4. You look SO great! Just glowing! I can't wait to hear what you are having!!