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Thoughts: So excited and overjoyed this week! We found out the gender of our sweet little baby on Monday and I cannot wait to share with you all (be on the lookout Saturday!). Even though there are only two options, duh-boy or girl, I was still so shocked and happy when doctor told us with 100% certainty. We can now start envisioning our future with our little baby!
Baby: baby is growing like crazy! About the size of my open hand and weighing 5 ounces. Baby can start recognizing and hearing barking dogs, doorbells ringing, etc. He/she is practicing its suckling and swallowing skills and empties its bladder every 45 minutes (sounds like mom!).
Weight: up 5lbs from my 6 week appointment and right at my pre pregnancy weight (thanks to morning sickness, I lost a lot). I hadn't been gaining it the past few weeks so I was excited to be up!
Symptoms: unfortunately still on Zofran. I've been playing around with the dosage and am taking 1/2 a pill in the morning and 1/2 at night. I tried to skip my night pill last weekend and baby wasn't having that. Doctor said I should see relief after 18 weeks when hormones drop. Honestly I am okay with taking it until I am 100% because it is safe for me and baby! To add to the awesome (sarcastic) symptoms I've already had, bloody noses have appeared this week. Monday morning I was woken up to one at 6am that wouldn't stop for 40 minutes... and Jon's fever was breaking so it was interesting haha. I've also noticed some red spots on my cheeks...they aren't sticking up like normal acne would but definitely a pregnancy thing. I have been lucky to not ever experience acne (with the exception of 1-2 spots a month on my period). I've been having some back pain on my left side and occassionally it wraps around to my tummy. I broke my back (T11, T12, & L2) 10 years ago so I am not surprised by this back pain!
Sleep: I've kissed getting 8 peaceful hours of sleep goodbye. I am officially not supposed to sleep on my back anymore and I find myself tossing and turning and waking up to move to get comfy. I am sleeping with a pillow between my legs which has helped a lot. But as far as tiredness goes, I am feeling great! No naps, not feeling tired or sluggish.
Cravings/aversions/eating: my appetite is pretty much back to normal, thank the Lord. I am finally craving meats and lots of fruit. I feel like I am starving yet get full so easily. And then am starving an hour later.
Workouts: same last last week, weights 2-3 times a week and a few long walks, etc. It's been harder to bend over and I am definitely not as agile as before.
Clothes: as you can see in the picture above, I am still rocking the rubberband trick to allow me to wear my non maternity pants. I love my maternity ones but didn't want to wear them every single day. I've worn a few maternity tops but for the most part non maternity still fits and shows off the bump.
Doctor appointment: 16 week appointment was wonderful on Monday! Not only did we find out the gender but confirmed that baby has all 4 chambers of it's heart, 2 sides of the brain, and full lips (no hair lip). Baby measured a few days early and was VERY active! We may be biased to think our baby is super cute but the nurse was telling us how beautiful it's profile was!
Random: I didn't mention this last week but Jon was supposed to fly out Sunday for work and not return until Friday and my mom was going to go with me to the doctor.
My entire family will be in town Friday and my parents are having their 50th birthday party so we really wanted to be able to share the gender. I was sad but knew it wasn't the end of the world but by only the grace of God, Jon's schedule shifted and he was home Monday!! I couldn't have imagined it any other way and it was an incredibly special day/night for us.
Valentine's Day baby bump
Rocking the bump after gorging myself on all you can eat filet!