We had our 16 week appointment yesterday. We listened to the heart which I have to admit isn’t that exciting now that I listen to pumpkin whenever I want to at home. My monitor is even picking up the baby kicking, moving, etc. I am so GLAD I bought this doppler. Due to a dinner conversation Sunday night with new parent friends of ours, we asked the doctor about circumcision if we have a boy. Supposedly some doctors don’t numb the baby and that freaked Mark and I out. Mark didn’t know he was circumcised I guess men don’t discuss it. I said “Um yes you are I know the difference.” Any way it turns out yes my doctor uses a pain blocker on the whole penis so they don’t feel it. Our next appointment is the big one on January 21st. I can’t wait it’s going to be so cool. We also found out the ultrasound will be a 4D US with a take home DVD. That is going to be amazing. We are heading to Florida this week to visit my mom for Christmas/New Years; I pray it’s going to be in the 70’s. I am so over winter already and I live in the south.
How far along: 16 weeks, 2 days
Total Weight Gain: 5 lbs
Symptoms: The energy is back and I’m back to my busy self. My back is starting to hurt almost everyday which I am guessing is from my boobs. Laying down helps and taking baths.
Stretch Marks: Not sure if it’s the start of a stretch mark but I’m getting a faint horizontal line at my waist line.
Sleep: Back to a normal 8 hours a night with a little bit of restlessness. My brain starts working overtime.
Best Moment Last Week: Getting a $275 gift certificate to Pea in the Pod
Movement: In the last couple days I feel something but not sure if its flutters or not. It makes me feel better thinking it is.
Food Cravings: Fruit and pasta but that’s what I ate before. I just eat more fruit. I am adding coke to my list but I’ve only had 1 since the BFP. I am going to let myself have 8oz, once or twice a week.
What I Miss: Being thin and beer. I am not a huge drinker but I can’t wait to have a beer come June. How could I forget riding? Every time I am out with Roy I want to get on and go for a ride. I’ve been riding for 29 years at almost 4 days a week. So I miss it a TON! I am already planning my 1st ride even if it’s a short one.
What am I looking forward to: The anatomy scan I can’t wait to see what color we are painting its room?
Milestones: My pumpkin still has a heartbeat. My 1st un-invited belly rub from Mark’s friend.
How is Daddy? I think realization is sitting in. He is going gang busters on his to do list. Our family room has been painted, stripped of tile and now he’s tiling the fireplace.
I will say it again, and finally my very large belly shot, yes I have 24 weeks to go.