Jun 12 2010

Week 16

Your all getting a two for 1 today!!  I had a draft of week 15 that I just never got around to posting, so I’m going to post it right along with this week. 

Yesterday was 16weeks 0 Days.  Nothing major to announce (unfortunately!)  Jess and I went for a super secret ultrasound today, to try and get a gender determination.  We had it all planned out, and didn’t tell anyone.  It was supposed to be a Saturday of surprises for everyone!!  Unfortunately (as in the past), Choochie did not want to cooperate at all!!  The tech tried so hard, but the movement combined with the way the baby was lying (head down), as well as the fact that the Chooch refused to open “it’s” legs, resulted in a tech who didn’t want to make a determination.  At one point, the tech said she was leaning towards one way, but then said the opposite a short time later.  This went back and forth until she again said she was leaning towards one way, but couldn’t be sure.  So this leads to my big announcement of, It’s either a boy or girl!!!!!!  One thing I do know for sure, is that Choochie is awesome at high fives!!

 Another certainty is that Choochie has five fingers on at least one of “it’s” hands!!   The heartbeat at today’s surprise failure was 161bpm.  The tech took a couple measurements, and said everything looks great!!  She took another picture and said it was portrait, but I can’t really tell what it is.  You be the judge!!

As for Jess, this past week has been a bit of a turning point in regards to her Hyperemesis Gravidarum.  Things, although slowly, seem to be getting better.  She is even going to try to get back to work on Monday!!  The nausea is still there, but it seems less frequent.  Hopefully things stay the way they are, and she could start feeling better!!

How far along? 16weeks 1 day!

How Big Is Choochie?  Choochie is now the size of a Avocado!  Eyesight (and eyelashes!) are developing rapidly!  Choochie now weighs in at a three to five ounces, and four to five inches in length. The bones that are now in place in the ears.  The tiny muscles in the body, especially the ones in the back, are gaining strength, which allow Choochie to straighten out a little more, and thanks to his developing facial muscles, Choochie is capable of making a few expressive frowns and squints, even at this early stage.   The eyes are finally working, making small side-to-side movements and perceiving light (although the eyelids are still sealed).

Maternity clothes? This past week was the beginning of Jess’ maternity shopping spree!!  Out of nowhere she popped, and there is definitely a baby bump!  She can still wear her old clothes, but not comfortably!

Stretch marks? Not yet!!! (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

 Sleep?  Seems to be getting better week by week.  She still can’t get comfortable, but hopefully the maternity pillow will come into play this week, and make things better!!

 Movement? Jess definitely feels movement if she puts her hands on her belly and gently presses.  She describes it as more of a rolling feeling.  From what I saw at today’s ultrasound, she has to be feeling something.  That little bugger is out of control in there!!  As for me, I keep trying, but haven’t been able to feel anything yet.  😥

 Food cravings? Waffles (I am beginning to hate waffles), toasted wheat crackers with easy cheese, and  Chicken fingers

Gender?  BLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Milestones?  Linea Nigra has arrived!!!!!

Emotions: All over the place (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

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