Thursday, June 9, 2011

Week #16 - Baby BOY #2 Adventure

How far along? 16 weeks

Size of baby? Avocado (yum), nearly 5" and around 4 ounces.

Total Weight Gain? So that 2 lb gain I blamed last week on S'mores is here to stay. Still up 2 lbs and confirmed by my doc this week.

Maternity clothes? Yes especially pants! Most maternity tops are too big so I'm wearing a lot of large flowy tops.

Sleep? LOTS of interrupted sleep but I still wake up pretty rested and can always fall back asleep easily so I can't complain.

Best moment this week? WE FOUND OUT IT'S A BOY!!!! Ryder is super excited because he really wanted a brother. And, I know for sure I can feel the baby now.

Food cravings? Nothing really this week except that fried food or fast food always sounds good unfortunately.

What I miss? Not having headaches all the freaking time.

What I'm looking forward to? This weekend we have a family vacation to Vegas. So excited to see Ryder's cousin Serenity. Also, hoping the road trip leads to some baby name discussions.

Milestones: Feeling the baby move for sure.

What's next?: June 30th - ultrasound for development (& confirm the sex, ha ha)

Emotions: Cranky. Tired.

Symptoms: Luckily almost none except for tiredness and crankiness and headaches.

How your baby's growing:

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.