Friday, April 15, 2011

16 Weeks

Alright, I'm joining the bandwagon and putting up the classic pregnancy checklist so I can remember later how I was doing at 16 weeks.  And I must say, I barely even know the Lima Bean's there!  I love the 2nd trimester.

 Okay, probably not the most accurate belly shot, but I thought it was slimming so I'm keeping it.  I have the hardest time getting a good angle for these.

How far along: 16 weeks, 3 days

Total weight gain:  Thankfully, none.  I'm still down a few pounds from pre-preg weight.

Maternity clothes: None.  I have some pants ready to go when the day comes.  I have graduated to buttoning my jeans using the hair elastic trick, so that's something.

Feeling:  Great!  I really do forget that I'm pregnant.

Sleep:  Great!  No changes there either.  I do sometimes have trouble falling asleep, but that's more because the dog upstairs won't.stop.barking.  I forgot how much I missed apartment living. 

Food cravings or aversions:  Still anything potato.  French fries, baked potatoes, McD's hashbrowns, etc - I'll take them in any form.  This week I swung through the Arby's drive-thru for a 4:00 p.m. roast beef sandwich.  I saw the sign and couldn't stop the car from swerving in. 

Best moment of the week:  Hearing the heartbeat at our appointment on Tuesday.  150 beats per minute!

Movement:  Nada.  Hopefully soon.

Gender:  Beats me!  What do you think?

Labor Signs:  n/a

What I miss:  Beer.  I'm headed to the Rockies/Cubs game in about 3 minutes and it will be hard to sit where the Coors flows like water. 

What I'm nervous about:  Not knowing where we'll be living when the baby's born and moving in August when I'm pretty pregnant.

What I am looking forward to:  Ordering the baby's dresser this week (mainly because we don't have a dresser and I figure we need this anyway - might as well use it until September) and registering in the next few weeks.

Milestones and new this week:  The baby and I have been busy growing his/her toenails this week and getting eyes and ears in the final position.  Lima Bean is not so little anymore - he/she is the size of an avacado.



Rachel said...

Over 140bpm means its a girl. I mean that is totally 100% accurate, right?

Lindsey said...

That's what I was thinking too, Rachel. And the Chinese gender chart says girl. After I pee in that cup of crystals, I think we'll be ready to start buying blue or pink clothes. :)

Anonymous said...

You look GREAT!! We need to catch up soon! Hope the wild west is treating you well!!

Bob and LouAnne said...

I totally agree with Mel. You look really good!

Love, Mom