Tuesday, September 8, 2009

16 Weeks

I received a great report at the doctor today for my routine 16 weeks check-up. I had gained one pound (woohoo!) so the doctor was pleased since I had been losing weight up to this point. Now that the "all day" sickness is gone I can actually look at food without turning green.

The heart rate was 163 and you could hear the baby kicking and moving the entire time she was trying to get a reading. I haven't really felt any movement yet, but the doctor assures me it will be soon. My blood pressure was great too. Praise the Lord.

I go back on Oct. 5 for the "big" ultrasound and we will pray that he/she is just perfect and that he/she will cooperate so we will know if the baby is a he or a she :). Your prayers are appreciated. I am so blessed to have so many prayer warriors.

Here is some info on the baby's development that I get each week from a website update:

Watch what you say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean she can now pick up your voice. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.
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.

I beg to differ...I feel like this baby is quite bigger than an avocado (*sigh*).

This is me with my little lovebug before I went to my appointment:

I could just squeeze her to pieces!

And...my little ham cheezin' it up for the camera:


Suzanne said...

Heather, you look so cute! I can't wait to find out what you're having. I'm so glad you're feeling better and the morning sickness is subsiding. Pregnancy is so much more enjoyable when that's gone! You're in my prayers! :-)

Diana Kat said...

Can't wait til the 5th!!!

Nancy said...

you look smashing and I'm thankful the sickness has abated ~ keep us posted!

Its A Corny Life... said...

Ooooh, I can't wait to hear the gender! Glad to hear the morning sickness is gone too. Funny, I've only gained a pound so far also, but my belly is huge! I guess the weight just redistributes or something. Congrats again!