16 Weeks

Last weekend the intended fathers and I had a video chat to catch up and discuss the possibility of having an amniocentesis done. It was great to see them and their daughter and catch up a bit. They let me know that after a lot of deliberation they’ve decided to go ahead and have it done. They would like the peace of mind of knowing for sure that everything is normal. I sent a message to my OB’s office first thing Monday morning to get the referral process going. Tuesday morning I got a call from the MFM (maternal fetal medicine) office to set up the appointment. The office is 2 1/2 hours away so the hubs and I will head over in the morning for the early afternoon appointment and drive back home afterwards. The kids are going to hang out at their awesome babysitter’s who said she can keep them as long as we need that day.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t anxious about the procedure. The whole thought of it gives me the willies. The thing I’m holding onto is that it tends to be a very quick procedure so lets hope that hold true for me too. I feel good that the results will come back normal and the IFs can relax a little and just enjoy the fact that they’re expecting without worrying about baby boy.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 16 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of an avocado, about 4.5in

Symptoms: This week the nausea has ramped up. I don’t know why when it’s supposed to be going away, but I know this happened last time as well. I hope we can move on soon. I’ve been tired this week as well. I haven’t slept great and work has been hectic.

Sleep: I have had a hard time falling asleep or falling back asleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. My stomach is usually upset when I go to bed so I don’t think that helps.

Food cravings?  Fruit, especially if it’s cold. Plumcots (plum & apricot cross), nectarines, green grapes, pears, peaches, even bananas which I don’t usually care for that much. I still randomly crave cobbler, but haven’t gotten any yet.

Food Aversions? most of the time nothing sounds good which means I wait until I’m starving to try and find something to eat and that makes the nausea worse…it’s a vicious cycle 😆

Anything making you queasy or sick? waking up too early, having an empty stomach, eating too much

Best moment of the week? having a date night with the hubs while the kids are at grandma’s for awhile.

Next appointment: The amnio appointment is 8/25. My next OB appt is 9/6 and the anatomy scan will be Sept 16th


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