Tuesday, February 14, 2012

16 weeks.....it's a BOY!

Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I'm 16wks and feeling great (besides the occasional headaches and bachache). We had two appointments last week; our regular check up and our elective 3D ultrasound - to find out the sex. The check up went great. Our doctor brough in the doppler machine and we were able to hear the heartbeat (a strong 150). My blood pressure is perfect and I've gained 6lbs. Doc says I'm healthy and right on track.

Our 3D ultrasound was Saturday. It couldn't come fast enough. Last week might have been the longest week EVER. But it was all worth it. Both our parent's and siblings joined us at the ultrasound. The room is big with seating for ten people, so everyone was comfortable. Almost right away, our baby gave us some great shots between his legs. There's no doubt about it that it's a boy. Jon and my Dad were thrilled! I'm over the moon. Knowing that I'm having a son is unreal. I can't wait to meet my little man! The rest of the appointment went great. I lost it of course when I heard the heartbeat (I cry every time). Just hearing my son's heartbeat is the most precious thing ever.

After we got some great pictures, he decided to burrow himself in my placenta and sleep. Little stinker. He apparently didn't feel like showing his face anymore! I can't believe that in four weeks I'll be half way through my pregnancy! I have a feeling the second half of pregnancy will go by quicker then the first...

Now, don't hold me to it, because we all know how bad I am at posting; but I'm going to really try to do weekly updates with my pregnancy from now on. I'll try to throw in some pictures too.

How far along? 16 weeks
Due Date: 07/31/2012
Total weight gain/loss: Gained 6lbs (total weight 129lbs)
Maternity Clothes? Oh yes! Started wearing them around 14 weeks
Sleep: Still having trouble sleeping through the night. However, I just purchased a Snoogle and used it for the first time last night....uh-mazing!
Best moment this week: Seeing our baby and finding out that we're having a son!
Movement? Nothing yet. Sometimes I think I feel flutters, but I'm pretty sure it's just gas bubbles
Food cravings: Nothing crazy. I love Pop Tarts (brown sugar flavor) and FRUIT!
Food aversions: Salad (lettuce) and pizza - two things I LOVE, of course
Symptoms: Occasional headaches and some lower back pain. Oh and exhuastion (still)
Gender: IT'S A BOY!!!

Happy Tuesday and Happy Valentine's Day friends!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day with their loved ones.