Posted by: mommyq | October 9, 2007

16 weeks pregnant!

Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap….where is this pregnancy GOING?  It is just amazing to me.  I have so many pregnancy related appointments this month, the biggest of which is my BIG ultrasound where we will hopefully find out what we are having.  I am sooo excited and cannot believe that it is just over 2 weeks away!  I hope the time till then passes as quickly as the rest has because I don’t think I could handle a slow down right now! LOL

I have been having tons of what I think is round ligament pain the last week and, I am about done with it.  It is VERY uncomfortable and, I don’t remember having it this bad with Sydney.  I am also sick.  I have a sore throat and stuffy nose and feel HORRIBLE.  I just want to stay in bed and sleep till I feel better! LOL

The other strange thing…I am having phantom KICK pains and it is so weird.  On Sunday, I was heading into the kitchen and I got this pain up high that felt identical to the pain I would feel when Syd would stick her feet into my ribs.

16 Weeks Pregnant

 

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 accomodate 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.

Your milk glands start production at this time and this causes some tenderness and swelling in early pregnancy. Your veins will become more visible because there is an increaed amount of blood flowing to the breasts.

Five and a half inches tall and only six ounces in weight. The child can grasp with his hands, kick, or even somersault.

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.

You may feel your heart beating ‘louder’. This is because there is a lot more blood in your body than normal. (about 20-25% more)

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