Thursday, June 9, 2011

16 weeks

How far along?  16 weeks, 5 days.

Weight gain/loss:   Down another 0.4 pounds this week... still not sure where that weight went, as I have been eating pretty normally (except still no beef or chicken).  I am now back at 2.0 pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight.

Maternity clothes?  I finally busted out a maternity shirt this week (actually, the one in the above photo!  haha).  So I am officially in maternity everything, even though some of my looser "regular" shirts are still hanging on.

Stretch marks?  Nope.

Sleep?  Still exhausted... Where is that second trimester burst of energy I hear so much about?!

Best moment this week?  Feeling Baby C move for the first time!!!!  (More on that below!)

Food cravings:  Still loving all things cheesy.  Still can't eat beef, chicken, or onions.

Gender:  I still say boy.  DH still thinks girl.

Belly button in or out?  In.

Movement?  YES!!!!  On Monday, I felt several little jabs, way down low, and in the same place.  It felt just like being gently poked from the inside.  And I felt it again tonight, about an hour ago!  I know I mentioned previously I had felt what might be little flutters, but I wasn't sure at that time if it was the baby... but now I am sure that's what it was.  :-)

What I miss?  Nothing really.  If I had to choose something, I would say having energy and not feeling like a narcoleptic all day long.

What I'm looking forward to:  Being able to feel Baby C more consistently, and for DH to be able to feel him/her moving.  And, of course, I am still looking forward to our upcoming anatomy scan.

Milestones:  Feeling definite movement for the first time!  Also, I think I am starting to develop a linea negra.  I just noticed it today, and it is faint, but definitely there.  I didn't realize the linea negra would be visible so early in pregnancy, but according to Dr. Google, apparently it can appear even as early as the first trimester.  Who knew?


  1. That is so exciting!! I can't wait to start feeling movement!! All I've been feeling is GAS!!!! I want cute little jabs too!!

  2. Aww, I'm sure you will be feeling them soon too, Mary! :-)

  3. Movement, very exciting! And I noticed a faint linea negra a couple of weeks ago, so I guess it can happen very early.

  4. Yay movement!! That's what I miss about being pregnant. And my linea negra starting showing around this time too! I remember how surprised I was to see it, I thought it'd come later also. And I can't wait for your anatomy scan!!