Baby O’s developments: The baby is starting to get some fat on it’s bones!
Currently Craving: Cheese, cheese, cheese…and chocolate chip cookies.
Weight gain this week: 1.2 lb (4.8 lb total)
Sleep: I noticed I’ve been waking up a lot less in the middle of the night this week…maybe about 2 or 3 times a night max.
Dreams: Tons of dreams! I had my first dream with Bella in it (that I remember). I was walking her with a labradoodle around a lake, and she was so well behaved I couldn’t believe it.
Symptoms: I was really crampy on Saturday, I think it was the muscles stretching out. I had a couple mild headaches. I’ve learned to take Tylenol as soon as they start. If I wait too long, Tylenol has no effect on me.
Emotions: Pretty even keel this week.
Movement: Hopefully soon!
Appointments: I had my 16 week appointment last Thursday. Everything was great! Baby O’s heartbeat was 143, right in the normal range. She told me my placenta is in the front (it usually is towards the back), so it might take a little longer for me to feel the baby since the placenta acts like cushion. She said if I do feel movement soon it will most likely be on my sides. I asked about headaches, and the doctor said I could have 8 Tylenol every 24 hours if needed. My next appointment will be with the midwife at 20 weeks.
- Tuesday: 25 minute elliptical, upper and lower body weights
- Wednesday: Prenatal Yoga DVD
- Thursday: 35 minutes on treadmill (2 minute run at 5.0, 1 ½ minute walk at 3.5)
- Sunday: 40 minutes (25% running, 75% walking) with Bella around my neighborhood
Maternity wear: Nothing new this week. Wearing out my maternity jeans! I almost bought a coat at Target… I think I might go back this week to get it.
Baby related purchases: Bought myself a Snoogle since I have had trouble getting comfortable when I sleep. It is SO comfy! Maybe that’s why I’ve been sleeping better?