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Week 16 Pregnancy Update- Avocado

31 Aug

Week 16 came and went super fast!  It was pretty uneventful (despite weight gain), but in my book, that is an amazing pregnancy week!

How Big is Baby?


According to Watch what you say… tiny bones forming in baby’s ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you’re interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender.

According to  Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he’s about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren’t recognizable yet. He’s even started growing toenails. And there’s a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

How I’m Feeling Physically

This week has been a walk in the park (knock on wood)!  Easy breezy!  No headaches, no morning sickness, I can eat all my old foods and have most of my energy back!  I am still a little tired here and there, especially during the week and on days I work out.  My stomach grew a lot this week.  Seriously.  It is now about twice the size it was last week and the baby weight is slowly increasing.  I still think I’m feeling the baby move.  I’m not sure if is the baby or perhaps my uterus/cervix growing.  The sensations come randomly and mostly while I’m laying down or sitting.  They are quick feelings and only last a second or two before they are gone. 

How I’m Feeling Emotionally

I am doing awesome!  I am just so ready to meet my little one!  I can’t wait!  I am getting really anxious to find out the gender!  I think I mention that every week, but now that we are only a week and a half away my curiosity is getting the best of me.  I’ve been doing old wives tale tests and so far they have all said I was having a boy.  I know they are not predictable but I like doing them to see what they predict!  The Chinese baby calendar says were having a girl.  So we will see what tests were right and what tests were wrong!  I guess they all have a 50/50 shot at being right! 

Odd Ramblings

  • Sleeping:  8+ hours a night
  • Naps:  I’ve taken about two or three this week.  They have been shorter then my previous naps and have been only about 30 minutes.
  • Cravings:  Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Foods I Can’t Stand:  White fish (think tilapia)
  • What I’m Most Excited For:  Gender scan in a week and a half!!!!!!!!!!
  • Weight Gained: 5lbs (I’m telling you the bump is growing super fast- I doubled my pregnancy weight gain in week 16!)

Week 16 Bump Pics

4 Weeks for Comparison





I think I hide the bump well.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to hide the bump but since I’m in that stage where people don’t know if I’m pregnant or have a little belly, I get uncomfortable with it at times.  I’m still super excited for it to be larger so people know I’m pregnant and not just gaining weight!

The lighting is bad in these pics, we only have one full length mirror and that’s in our guest bedroom.  I’m not good at taking mirror pics so I just cross my fingers they turn out well!  : )



No bump in the pics!  : )