Monday, October 29, 2012

16 weeks!

I'm currently in week 16 with the due date being April 17th. This means I'm in the 2nd trimester officially. I keep hearing that this is the time when you feel the best, but I am waiting patiently to be able to say that. I do feel better during the days, but I still do not have much of an appetite in the evenings. I can rarely find something that looks or sounds appetizing. I also still get tired pretty easily. Of course, as tired as I am, sleeping is difficult. I recently learned that I am not permitted to sleep on my stomach or my back, so I am trying to get used to sleeping on my side. I wake up now with constant headaches and neck pains from this new position, so I ordered a body pillow. I cannot wait for it to get here so I can see if it helps!

Several people seem interested in my current cravings. So far, they have been limited to salads, strawberries, and cranberry limeades from Sonic. One evening I craved KFC and for about 3-4 days I craved chicken nuggets, fries, and a frosty from Wendy's. That's really it. 

I am really looking forward to feeling the baby move. Apparently, it can happen at any time now. The baby is the length of an avocado (4-5 inches)! He or she can also hear my voice. How neat! We should also be able to find out the gender soon. Our next check-up is November 9th, which is about 19 weeks, and our doctor says she usually does the ultrasound around week 20. Hopefully this will allow us to find out right before Thanksgiving as my sister, Jamie, wants to do a revealing cake for us while we are in town. I do not know how I will hold myself back from purchasing baby items once I know the gender! If you're reading this, make a guess in the comment section. I'd love to see everyone's thoughts!

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