Tuesday, April 20, 2010

16 Weeks

Today we had our 16 week appointment with a new OB. I personally did not care for her. She is much different than what I am used to. Her personality was very "dry". I begged for a sono, which she did herself in a rushed manor (b/c she had a surgical case to go to). She guessed it "might" be a boy. 

I have already scheduled my next appointment with another OB who was highly recommended to my by a fellow L&D RN (thank goodness for friends)! We will find out the sex for sure on May 6th at 9:15am  ;)

Today I did blood work to check my thryoid levels and to detect for genetic defects (usual testing). My blood pressure was 100/60 and I had gained 3 pounds since my 12 week appointment.

16 weeks:
At this point of your pregnancy, your baby is approximately 4.3 to 4.6 inches long and weighs 2.8 ounces. Not only is your baby growing, your uterus and placenta continue to grow to accommodate the growing baby inside of you! Just six weeks ago, your uterus weighed about 5 ounces. This week it now weighs 8.75 ounces! The amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby is increasing and there is about 7.5 ounces of fluid. You will easily be able to feel your uterus approximately three inches below your navel.
At this time, your baby is holding her head erect. Because her muscles are developing, she can make some faces now. Your baby is able to squint, frown and open its mouth. There is enough calcium in the bones that they will show up on an x-ray. Your baby's fingernails are well formed now and the legs are longer than the arms. Because your baby is moving well now, you may begin to feel his movements! Some women say that the early movements feel like gas bubbles or a slight flutter. If you have not yet felt the baby move, don't worry. Fetal movements are usually felt between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy.


Poor Reese, this last week we had like 4-5 days of straight rain! We were stuck inside :(

Once it finally cleared up, we went shopping and Reese got her 1st pair of sunglasses!! She loves wearing them! She would always try and put the Mr. Potato Head sunglasses on and they were too small, so we got her a pair that fit!

We went to a wonderful county park: Orsinger Park

Uncle Jason came to visit and took us to lunch!

...and we got a black eye! She banged her eye on a cabinet pretty good :(

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