16 week/4 month update


Here we are again. 16 weeks pregnant. 4 months. The closer we get to the anatomy scan, the more anxious I get! I just want to see what the baby looks like now and I want to know that they are happy and healthy in there! I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow so I will talk about that on next week’s blog.

As far as symptoms go, I’m still exhausted. That will definitely be something I bring up tomorrow. Along with being exhausted, I get out of breath from doing certain things. It’s not like I’m big or anything yet so I’m not sure why. People have started noticing the little bump I have which is exciting! It’s weird to watch your body change on a daily basis. It’s pretty miraculous 🙂 Still, it seems so unreal to me.  Those “vivid pregnancy dreams” have started and it’s been scary sometimes. I had a horrible nightmare about my mom yelling at me, calling me names, being so mean to me and I woke up crying LOL It felt so real though. Night time has gotten a little tough. I’m not sleeping through the night like I was. I can’t get comfortable and TMI warning…. but when I sleep on my back I get a shooting pain you know where. It freaked me out so bad. Aaron googled because I refuse and it’s normal but it’s time for me to stop sleeping on my back and stay on my sides. The baby must be hitting a nerve and it feels like an electric shock. NOT FUN.

I really want to buy a pregnancy pillow. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to message me and let me know what worked for you! 

We cleared out our spare bedroom for the most part. We just need to sell Aaron’s old dresser and we will be good to go! I started putting some of the little baby things people have given me away in the babies closet. It’s exciting to get started but we won’t be doing anything big in there until we know the babies gender. Soon soon soon!

Baby is the size of a dill pickle! They are about 4 1/2 inches long and weighing 4 ounces! My app also told me that the baby is starting to hear some sounds I make which is SUPER exciting and makes me so happy 🙂 The baby can also detect light through my belly but their eyelids are still fused shut for a while. I think I have been feeling some flutters! I feel a pressure type moving/bubbling at night when I’m laying down for the night. I can tell it isn’t just gas! It’s hard to explain. Hopefully it’ll get more distinct soon 🙂

How far along? 16 weeks/4 months
Total weight gain/loss? Staying pretty consistent now instead of fluctuating but no extra gain yet =/
Maternity clothes? Not really
Stretch marks? No
Sleep? Not the greatest =/
Best moment this week? Watching Aaron start talking to and touching the bump more 🙂
Miss anything? Yeah, the sleep I was getting last week.
Movement? I think the start of flutters!
Food cravings? Banana bread! (Still haven’t made any)
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope
Showing yet? Yes, a little bit.
Gender guesses? Boy for me. Girl for Aaron (This won’t change)
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody? Still a mixture of both lol
Looking forward to? My doctor’s appointment tomorrow