16w

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Well... it is official... Baby Michael is now gestationally older than his oldest brother, Nicholas.  (I wrote about this yesterday).  16 weeks (4 months) down, and 22 weeks to go! Tomorrow, I'll start P17 shots (was supposed to start today but since Peter will be gone for work in a few weeks, we've opted to do them on the day after the start of each week, which is no big deal, so Friday mornings will be shot day...) for the next 20 weeks.  My butt will be sore, but hopefully this will keep any preterm labor at bay!

And, of course, here's the belly picture. :)

16w
I love how you can see the toothpaste marks on the bathroom glass... Classy!

All in all, doing well.  Symptoms have pretty much faded, save TIREDNESS and ITCHINESS.  (And yes, both of those deserve shouty caps because they are both pretty severe).  There is definitely a new weight to my belly, too, since sleeping either requires an extra pillow to buffer my legs and belly (if I'm in my bed) or sleeping on the couch.

Thankfully, I'm not keeping Chef Boyardee in business anymore (although I still get a taste from time to time) and I'm not spending my days making countless PB&Js.  But when a craving hits, it's kind of monsterish... Sort of like, if Maya could drive, I'd send her to the store (read, my Tuesday post-Bible study craving of a steak soft taco from Taco Bell... I know, I know- Don't say it.)

But, here we are.  42% of the way through this pregnancy, still feeling pretty good, still running and doing yoga and lifting (gulp, almost 65 combined pounds of kids).  So, 16 weeks feels pretty good.  Some days, when I've very active, I have some uncomfortable feelings in my lower belly, but no signs of preterm labor, spotting, or anything like that.  Still staying closely wrapped in prayer, since this is when my IC tends to rear its ugly head, and trying to keep the mindset that Dr. Haney preaches: my cervix will NOT fail this time.  So, here's to hoping that February ends and March starts with more milestones to come!

Next big things: 
18w appt with Dr B: 2/20
20w anatomy scan: 3/7
24w: viability: 4/3

1 comments:

Joanna said...

I've been AWOL from blogger for a while and was so thrilled to see this post when I logged in today. CONGRATS!! I'm so excited for you!!