16 Weeks (4 MONTHS already?!)

Today marks the beginning of the 16th Week. I can’t even believe it’s been 4 months! 5 months is right around the corner and that always seems like such a big deal in pregnant people world!

Baby Size: about 4.6″ long and weighs about 3.5 ounces (about the size of an avocado)

Fun facts: Around this time, hair (including lashes and eyebrows) are growing, the baby can begin to hear voices as tiny bones are forming in the ears, taste buds are beginning to form.

How I’m feeling: This week has been a little tricky to tell since I was so busy running around and then sick with the stomach bug. Thank goodness that has seemed to pass for the most part! My back has been aching quite a bit, but again not sure if that’s the pregnancy or the bug. My plan was to start prenatal yoga classes this week but I decided next week might be better once I am 100%. I plan to take it easy at the gym over the next day or so with some mild walking on the treadmill or elliptical exercise.

M and I had a Doctors appointment this past Monday morning. I had a routine follow-up blood test to the NT scan a few weeks ago. Our Dr. said the test results came back as best can be, which made us breathe a sigh of relief. We were also able to hear the baby’s heartbeat. We had heard it before from an internal ultrasound but this time it was from the ultrasound outside the belly! It felt great to hear it. M took a video but hasn’t had a chance to pull it off his fancy camera yet for me to use.

I have been trying to be more aware of feeling anything new in my little bump. This is really the earliest I’d probably be able to feel the baby. I don’t think I have felt the baby yet. I am SO excited for when the day comes and I KNOW it’s the baby and not just little gas bubbles. They say it’s more likely that a first time Mom will feel it around the 18 week mark.

M and I are going to begin the process of registering this weekend. We are headed to Giggle on Saturday to check it all out. Exciting!

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