Baby W is 16 weeks old today — 4 months!!! S/he is the size of an avocado — one of my favorite fruits! Time is literally flying by, which I love, because every day that goes by is one day closer to meeting our beautiful baby!!! 🙂
We have our 4 month check-up on Monday, which includes a weigh-in, urine test, blood work, and a quick visit with the doctor. The blood test will check our risk for spina bifida and the doctor will check the location of my uterus to make sure it is growing as expected. I wish they would do an ultrasound, but we have to wait until our next prenatal appointment to see Baby W again. Our next appointment — anytime between 18 and 20 weeks — is the BIG appointment in which we find out Baby W’s gender — I can’t wait! I have no inkling to what we’re having, but my acupuncturist thinks Baby W is a boy, and my brother and his fiance voting girl. I just want to have a healthy baby, and will be very happy with either pink or blue.
I am feeling great! My nausea has basically disappeared and, although, I get tired by the end of the day, I feel pretty awake most of the day. My tummy is growing beautifully and I am wearing mostly yoga pants, comfy dresses, and maternity clothes at this point. Also, we used our doppler, and I was lucky enough to find Baby W’s beautiful heartbeat. I ran to get hubby so he could hear it, and our Baby decided to hide from the sound waves, so while he was able to hear the placenta swooshing around, he missed out on the heartbeat. We will try again soon, and try to record it so everyone can hear it!
I am still having some weird cravings — mainly sour cream and nachos. I try to avoid them, but I do give in every few weeks. Interestingly enough, I am not craving sugar at all, but love salt. I am also always thirsty, which means I spend a lot of time in the bathroom. I have also increased my activity level — trying to walk at least 45 minutes everyday.
Have a great day, all!