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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

16 Weeks

I had my 16 week appointment today! It was an easy appointment so far as they go. Brandon was able to come with me and even though he was pretty chill about the whole thing, I think he was excited. It wasn't a fancy appointment and it only lasted 15 minutes, but we got to hear the heartbeat again! Baby S is sounding nice and healthy. My vitals are stellar too. The biggest thing we had to talk about was my weight gain, or lack of. She didn't seem too concerned at this point, though. We were out of there pretty quick after that and on our way to McDonald's because someone needed to be fed ;).

How Far Along: 16 weeks, 24 weeks to go!
Size of baby: It's about 4.5 inches, the size of an avocado, approx. 3.5 oz.
Weight Gain/Loss: The last week I've been clocking in at 140.8 lbs. So... no change! It kinda bothers me.
Body Changes: I have a belly! I use a hair tie to keep my pants up and had to use my belly band once this week to keep one pair of tight pants up.
Gender: It's a baby! We'll find out at the end of July!
Movement: I haven't felt anything yet, though I keep thinking maybe I am and don't know it. I'll keep you updated. ;)
Sleep: I miss sleeping on my back. It's not as comfortable anymore. At least I can sleep!
What I miss: Fish. I'm more limited on what I can eat!
Cravings: I had a mad craving for chocolate the last few days. Brandon and I solved that by buying a carton of chocolate macadamia nut ice cream. Yummy.
Symptoms: Horrible acne, some mild cramping from things expanding, tired, always hungry, mood swings...
Best Moment this week: Another appointment! I love going to the doctor's.

In other news, check out my latest Homefront United Network article Pregnancy in the Military - Part Two: First Appointments. I'm writing a whole series!

This morning, Dexter was kinda cute. He's such a wimp. Since Brandon's been home, his sleep schedule has been messed up, so he's been waking up between 3 and 5 in the morning. Dexter will go downstairs with him to be let out and then he'll come back up to sleep beside me. What can I say? He's a momma's boy.

Anyway, this morning I hear Brandon shuffling around downstairs, and so did Dexter. He jumped right on the bed and on top of me and proceeded to freak out a bit. He was crawling towards me, hitting me with his paws, and ultimately cuddling up beside me. He was scared! I'm pretty sure he forgot that it was Brandon downstairs and not some bad guy. Some guard dog, huh?

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  1. Yay for a healthy check-up!! I'm super jealous of your (non) weight gain, I'm having to work harder than I ever have in my life to keep my weight gain in a range that my midwife thinks is healthy. However, that chocolate macadamia nut ice cream is now calling to me!! :P

  2. PSH I lost over 20 pounds since I got pregnant. Its not too bad all though it does suck when people ask how much weight you gained and all you can say is -15 lol. glad everything is going great!!

  3. Glad your pregnancy is going well! I didn't gain any weight at first with my first little one - and then, BAM! All of a sudden, my belly got HUGE and I gained 20 pounds! It'll come, in due time :)

  4. I wouldn't worry about not gaining weight. As long as you're eating healthy and sticking to your exercise routine, you'll be fine and so will baby S! :)

    I love Dexter! :) Our dog is the same way, and except for all the white on Dex, they look a lot alike!


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