Thursday, March 20, 2014

16 weeks..changes changes!

I know its been a few weeks since I posted here. The truth is, this is the boring part. Its the pretty routine appointments and days in between where there just isn't much to talk about. I get the "Hows the baby doing?" comments from friends and all I can really say is "Great!" (I think...although I cant exactly radio in to the baby to check. Hello baby...come in are you doing? Over.) My belly is growing like rapidly all of a sudden. I have those stretching pains on the sides of my belly where my round ligaments are beginning to demonstrate their adjusting talent. I had about 3 airs of maternity jeans from my daughter's pregnancy that fit, and that was about it. I washed them every week and those were slowly showing their wear. My friend Erica sent me a whole box of really awesome maternity clothes that were truly a godsend. They are amazing quality and I can actually have a variety in my clothing again. She was very kind to help me out.

Tomorrow is my 16 week appointment even though technically I will be 16 weeks and 6 days. I will also have my second blood draw in the CA state medical screening. The Ultrasound I had gave me the all clear for signs of Downs Syndrome and Trisomy 18 though so that was a huge relief to my IPs. Tomorrow's appointment will not have an ultrasound, just a little doppler machine to listen to the baby's heartbeat, answer some questions if I have any, chit chat with my awesome OB and then leave. I am still on Zofran which has been a life saver (baby just kicked btw.) and I can actually eat again.

The baby is moving!! Well its been moving before but now I can feel those tiny little butterfly movements and slight bumps. Its pretty cute. Its like he/she is saying "Hey there landlord..let my mommy and daddy know I'm ok!"

So thats the update for now. My 20 week ultrasound and gender reveal will be on April 10th. I may not post on the actual day though because I am sure my IPs will want to tell family first. I cant wait to see them!! I want to give IM a huge hug since I haven't seen her since we first met, even though we text almost every day.  Thats all for are some updated belly pics. 16 weeks!


  1. I was just curious, didn't you an allowance for maternity clothes? You look amazing by the way!

  2. I qualify for an allowance for maternity clothes at 18 weeks. But I needed clothes sooner than the 18 weeks because of how big I was. :)