Wednesday, January 18, 2012

16 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Growth: Baby Mullican is now about 4.5 - 5 inches long (about the length of an avocado) from crown to rump. I don’t guess that I’ve ever explained this before, but these measurements that I post every week are all crown to rump. This means that they are not measuring the legs (usually because they’re pretty folded up anyway). So the baby is 5 inches from the tip of the head to the hiney. Baby is also weighing in at a whopping 3 – 3.5 oz! Toe nails are starting to grow this week. The baby’s head is also erect this week and not tilted inwards like it has been. The very early stages of hearing are starting now, but it will not be fully developed until about 24 weeks.

My Symptoms: Well, I spoke too soon. I said last week that I thought I was over my morning sickness. And then yesterday morning I threw up again. So I guess I’m not. Maybe this is just something that I’m going to have to deal with every once in a while for the rest of the pregnancy? I really hope not, but if I am, at least it’s not too horrible.

I’m still feeling like I’ve got a good bit of energy back. And this week I do feel like my emotions have been more in check than last week. My belly is still feeling very heavy. It just feels so FULL. Not like my stomach where I eat food, but my belly where my uterus is. It just feels big and heavy and full!

My skin looks terrible this week. I have very acne prone/ irritable skin to begin with, but it is not looking cute right now! Pregnancy glow? Ha! Yeah right!

Weight: Still down 1.5 lbs. I really have no idea how. I feel like I’m eating like a pig. I guess I don’t need to feel bad, though. It’s not like I’m watching what I eat. Because I’m really not. If I’m hungry, I eat!

Belly Pictures:  You've been warned about the joys of 6am belly pictures.  :)  And try not to be crazy jealous of my awesome school shirt.

Gender: Alrighty, you’re either gonna laugh or roll your eyes (or both!), but I’m back to thinking girl. SOMEBODY has to be team pink, right? Everybody else (with the exception of my mom, I think) wants this baby to be a boy. So I’m putting in my official vote right now: I think Baby Mullican is a girl! I guess we’ll find out in a few weeks!  For about the past month, LL has consistently said "girl" every time we ask her what the baby is.  She even said "baby sister" for the first time the other day and it was SO cute!

Maternity Clothes: Nope. Not yet. I’ve got a bag of maternity clothes that I need to go through, though. I really have NO maternity clothes from LL. I borrowed a TON from a friend when I was pregnant before, and then gave them all back after I had her, so I literally have NO clothes. I need to go through the little that I do have because I think I’ll be needing them soon!

Movement: I have been feeling it so much more lately! It’s still not every single day, but it’s more days than it’s not. I love knowing that I’m just going to be feeling in more and more and that it’s just going to keep getting stronger and stronger. It really is one of the best feelings in the world.

Sleep: Not too good this week again. I can’t seem to get comfortable. I’m very restless and sleeping very light again. I’m also wanting to sleep on my stomach a ton, but it’s starting to get really uncomfortable so then I get mad that I can’t sleep like that – haha.

What I Miss: Christmas Break – haha. Going to work is for the birds!

What I’m Looking Forward To: Same as last week – our gender ultrasound next month. And feeling this baby move more and more!

Cravings: Orange juice still. I bought some more and I’ve been enjoying drinking one glass a day. Cheeseburgers. I even made some home-made cheeseburgers Monday night and they were soooo good!

Best Moment of the Week: Hearing the heartbeat! And getting lots of stuff done for LL’s birthday party. I’m getting SO EXCITED about it! It’s gonna be awesome! We also took Friday off to go check out preschools for LL next fall and we had a BLAST and are so excited about the one that we picked! Post to come!

My Concerns or Questions: After feeling the baby for like 4 days in a row, I went two days this weekend and didn’t feel anything. I started freaking out, but Matt reassured me that it was fine. And then yesterday I asked the nurse at school about it and she said it was fine. About 4 hours after I asked her, I felt the baby move – haha. Of course.

My Goals for the Week: The huge pile of laundry that I have to do. I need to order the favors for LL’s party. Pick a spring break destination for the girl’s trip I’m going on with my sister.


1 comment:

Emily said...

I thought you girls decided on the trip location? I cant believe it has already been 16 weeks!!!! I craved beef with kye and hated it with britt just to tell you ;) also I have some maternity clothes you can borrow! Most of move are winter though...this ladt pregnancy I did not buy any and lived in non maternity dresses. Old navy online has several on sale right now! I recommend going that route because then you can wear them after pregnancy too ;)