Sunday, April 29, 2012

16 Weeks

I've passed the 16 weeks mark already but the picture is from this weekend, when I was still 16 weeks! This pregnancy is going by much quicker than with Grace! Perhaps that is because I''m chasing my one year old around the house now or because we have so many things happening with us, but either way, I'm grateful for a quick (so far) pregnancy!

I've been feeling pretty good since the first trimester ended a couple of weeks ago. My morning sickness and extreme fatigue ended but I have had two cases of stomach things. One lasted ten days long and ended in me being dehydrated and having lower abdominal cramping/contractions for 3 days. My Dr. got onto me for not calling or coming in sooner, but I really felt fine until the cramping started. The other was a wicked case of food poisoning but it was fast and furious and I survived.

I felt the baby kick for the first time on Saturday, April 21st, when I was 15 weeks and 6 days along- alot earlier than I expected. Another thing that I did not expect so early was my belly "popping," at 16 weeks and 3 days! I am really annoyed because I did not pop with Grace until nearly 20 weeks and then it was cute and ALL baby! This time it is not all baby. It's squishy and just not fun. I read that this is normal with 2nd pregnancies though, as the stomach muscles are looser and much more relaxed, but still. I would have liked going for a week or two more. I'm still in all of my normal clothes though and I haven't gained an ounce yet, so that's saying something.

My cravings change day to day. I was really into grilled cheese but the food poisoning kicked that right out of me. Cereal and milk are high on my list along with PB&J and fresh fruit!

I'm looking forward to this month- finding out the gender, feeling more consistent movement, and having Ian be able to feel the baby!


Kelli said...

You look adorable! Glad you're getting some energy back. Praying for you guys!

The Taffs said...

Ahh, I guess I'm very behind on my blog reading. I didn't know you and Ian were expecting again, CONGRATULATIONS!!! How very exciting!

Emily said...

you look great!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! We had our 20 week scan today but it's our first so it's all new to us. Hope the sickness keeps away now.

I'm your newest follower :)

Kayla Rae said...

Wow sixteen weeks already! How exciting!!!

Tami said...

I'm so glad you are starting to feel better! Morning sickness is no joke! I'm sure it's even harder having another little one to chase around. That is so amazing that you already felt the little one kick. I think that makes it feel so much more real!