Thursday, January 27, 2011
Well, we've made it to 16 weeks! I have felt pretty good for the most part. Not a ton of morning sickness like I had with Dominic, yet there is still some lingering nausea every once in a while. I've mostly just been tired. Being pregnant and chasing a toddler around is exhausting!
This pregnancy has been moving along oddly fast and slow at the same time. We're officially in the 2nd trimester but not yet halfway! We'll be having our 2nd ultrasound coming up in 2 weeks. If we chose to, we would be able to find out the baby's sex at this appointment. However, both George and I decided that being surprised was so much fun the first time around that we've decided to not find out with this baby either! Sorry for the suspense! Keep the guesses coming!
Here's a little more about what's going on "in there" this week.
How your baby's growing:
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.
Posted by Ohio Papugas at 5:49 PM