16 Weeks

Happy Holidays all! I’m not surprised that I missed last week and didn’t even realize it until now 😳 we’ve had a heck of a time with sickness and holiday festivities lately. I even managed to delete my entire 13 Weeks post while trying to copy and paste the weekly update questions so that’s awesome…anyway it’s late and I’m exhausted so here we go…

Weekly Update:

How far along: 16 weeks!

How big is baby: Size of a dill pickle …about 4.5 inches

Symptoms: I’ve actually been doing pretty good since I’ve been off work and getting to sleep late. That makes a lot of difference in how my nausea goes

Sleep: aside from sick kids wandering into our bed every night, it’s actually been pretty good

Food cravings? salad, pizza…all I can think of

Anything making you queasy or sick? sugar and carbs without substantial protein

Happy or moody? Mostly happy which is a feat considering how our work had been

Best moment of the week? Christmas morning with the kiddos

Next appointment: OB appt sometime next month


14 Weeks Hello 2nd Tri!

We finally got the insurance stuff figured out (at the very last minute) and I was able to get in today (the last day that it could be done) for the NT screening, which includes an ultrasound and a blood test.

Baby looked great on the US this morning. It was very squirmy and it took awhile to get the angle the tech needed for the measurements, but eventually baby cooperated. Baby measured right on track and had a heart rate of 154 which is perfect!

I’m so happy we’ve made it to the second trimester! It seems crazy to say that already and I’m sure the next few weeks will fly by the holidays. It’ll be time for the anatomy scan ultrasound before we know it!

Weekly Update:

How far along: 14 weeks and we’re officially in the second trimester!

How big is baby: Size of a beet…about 3.5 inches

Symptoms: I’ve definitely been feeling better the last few days. My stomach still has some wonky times, but it’s generally okay. I’m still exhausted most of the time.

Sleep: it’s been pretty good. It’s been nice not being woke up at 4:30 because my son is having fever induced nightmares

Food cravings? salad, breakfast foods, but I can’t eat them because carbs, milk, sugar makes me super nauseous. The only breakfast food I can eat is bacon

Anything making you queasy or sick? sugar, carbs, getting too full

Happy or moody? Pretty happy, but I can be a bit short tempered in the PM when I’m ready for bed

Best moment of the week? ultrasound yesterday that showed a happy, healthy baby!

Next appointment: OB appt on 12/19