Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pregnancy Update: 16 Weeks

{Today actually marks Week 17. I didn't get the Week 16 update posted last week} 
This baby deep inside of me, ever so small, is a child of God. A child that God gave to me to take care of whether for a day or for years. That care began at conception. Whether he or she lives or dies each day I am with him or her is a gift and has a purpose with eternal consequences. My baby is now a part of my life, my testimony. -Brenda Rodgers, "New Rules for Announcing a Pregnancy"
How far along: 16 weeks!

"The bones that are now in place in his ears means he can probably hear your voice. ... thanks to his developing facial muscles, your baby is capable of making a few expressive frowns and squints, even at this early stage. ... And his eyes are finally working, making small side-to-side movements and perceiving light (although the eyelids are still sealed)." -What to Expect When You're Expecting, 4th Edition

Baby size:  "three to five ounces, and he's four to five inches in length" -What to Expect When You're Expecting, 4th Edition

Gender: We'll find out when he/she arrives in March!

Belly: The baby belly is growing! The change is exciting to watch. I'm amazed to see "the bump" become more prominent in only a two week time period.

Sleep: Sleep is ... well, it is what it is. I'm so thankful for the ability to rest or nap during the day when needed!

Clothes: I'm in the place of having outgrown my regular clothes, but not grown into maternity sizing yet. Nonetheless, I'm lagging behind in getting clothing in order considering how quickly it's getting chilly where we live. I'm slowly but surely tackling the list of maternity skirt sewing (post to come). I can currently make most pieces in the closet work, but very soon I'm going to need to be prepared with more appropriately fitting clothes. (My frugal self though will likely stretch what I have for as long as I can!). 

Movement: Okay, so my  Pregnancy Fitness dvd is still sitting. We have at least gone for walks around the neighborhood a few times. It has been way too nice outside to choose a dvd over taking a walk!

Baby Movement- Still waiting to feel him/her move. Maybe soon! Who knows?

Food aversions: I don't think there are any anymore. Anything and everything sounds and tastes fantastic. 

Food cravings: I seem to have taken a turn towards the ability to eat and eat and eat. I'm pretty much loving anything I'm familiar with and can eat in large quantities. I thought one day that I should write down all that I eat in a day because in the future I'm going to look back and laugh at the quantity! A challenge has also been waged between hubby and I of who could eat more. I might could take him. Hahaha!

What I'm excited about: We've decided on names! Since we're not finding out the gender until he/she arrives, we're prepared with a name for each. If the baby is a girl the name will be Annelise Belle, and if the baby is a boy the name will be Tennyson Lawrence. We wanted names that were really unique but not too far out there. We also wanted something rather classical. I think we came up with names that will be perfectly fitting for our family!

Comparison posts/pictures:
10 Week Post                 /                        12 Week Post                    /                   14 Week Post

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