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Thursday, July 5, 2012

16 Weeks!

I'm 16 weeks, that means I'm 4 months, almost halfway there!

Size of baby: 4 and 1/2 inches long and approximately 3 ounces. 

Baby is: According to what I've read Baby Schneider's heat is pumping 25 quarts of blood a day! (no wonder I get winded just walking up the stairs, whew!). Baby Schneider's movements are becoming more coordinated everyday. 

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing non-maternity clothes, but I've definitely had to modify my wardrobe: lots of flowy sundresses, stretchy skirts and elastic band workout capris/shorts.  

Sleep: I'm tired so I fall asleep pretty quickly, but I tend to wake up early and get up right away to get something to eat or else I get sick. I also take lots of rests throughout the day. 

Gender: We have our ultrasound next week and they may or may not be able to tell, depending on what position Baby Schneider is in.  We still haven't decided if and when we want to find out the gender before baby is born and if we'll share it or not. 

Cravings: I'm just now starting to be able to tolerate a few more foods and my appetite is kicking up now. I've been sooo nauseous up until now that I'm taking it slow with food though. I've been eating lots of Clif Kid Z Bars (can't get enough of them, especially the brownie flavor!). For some reason these taste so good to me because I'm craving sweet things, but something as sweet as dessert doesn't sound appetizing to me. I'm also loving fruit, smoothies, fruit popsicles, and applesauce because they satisfy my sweet craving and my thirst craving. Also scrambled eggs.  

Symptoms: Mild nausea and strong food aversions and smell aversions. I have to pee ALL THE TIME, haha. Very thirsty. 

Best moment this week: The baby must have really grown because my belly has had a growth spurt in the last week. I love that there's no question about my bump now when I'm out and about...I definitely look pregnant! Even in the few days since I took these pictures my belly has visibly grown. 

"For this child I have prayed..." (1 Samuel 1:27)


Anonymous said...

hm...i've been craving sweet, but not too sweet, things these days too. maybe i'm pregnant! :). you look great, bethany - love the dress in that second picture. excited to see you tomorrow!

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