Friday, February 15, 2013

16 Weeks (4 Months)

How far along? 16 weeks 
Size: Avocado
Maternity clothes? I purchased a couple of shirts last weekend. Loving how long and comfortable they are.  
Symptoms: Nothing this week - feeling really good.
Sleep: Same as last week. Sleeping well with the occasional wake up on my back, but the Snoogle helps roll me back on my side. Robert's been snuggling my Snoogle lately...we're going to have to do something about that...

Best moment this week:
There are a few. We picked up a couple of small decor items for the nursery last weekend which was really fun. I had dinner with a group of girlfriends on Tuesday. It was nice to catch up with the ladies and talk all things pregnancy related.
Oh, and Valentine's Day - Robert is on point with the special holidays!
Worst moment of the week: Sadly, we lost Robert's cousin on Tuesday morning after a long battle with brain cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family right now during such a difficult time.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss anything? Not at the moment

Movement: Nothing since my strange tap last week. I think in the next few weeks I will start feeling her/him.

Food cravings: I still like sweets. After making a batch of valentines day rice crispy treats <that were gone in two days, Robert helped> I made another batch with the leftover marshmallows and cereal. What is going on?

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really - I gave up on spinach and started eating mixed greens. Salads are back!

Have you started to show yet: Yes - though I am much smaller in the mornings than in the afternoons. Here is a snapshot of each month I have been pregnant so far. It will be fun to look back on these one day.

My Gender prediction: Well, now I am kind of on the fence. I started thinking a lot of what-if's and thinking maybe girl. But this whole time I've thought it was a boy, so I just don't know what to think.
Labor signs: No
Belly Button in or out? Really in

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Very happy (and pretty sappy, sorry Robert!)

Friday (early) morning, yawn
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby move. Since I don't feel very many symptoms these days, it will be fun to feel the baby play around in there. Also looking forward to seeing family this weekend - can't wait to see my nieces and nephew! They grow too fast.
Baby A, size of an avocado

What's the baby up to? 
Your baby hears external voices, sleeps and dreams. He/She has learned to breathe. This is apparent from the regular movements of his chest, inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid. More developed facial muscles may lead to various expressions, such as squinting and frowning.The baby can grasp with his hands, kick, or even somersault (weee).


  1. can't wait to see that belly :)

  2. Really sorry to hear about Robert's cousin.

  3. Your avocado is so cute. Great update! So looking forward to seeing all the A's and their families this weekend :)
    Good opportunity for an informal family pic and early birthday celebration of the avocado's mother!