Since I don't want baby #2 to end up with an inferiority complex because every second of my pregnancy with LP/his birth/his life so far was documented on my blog and in photos, I thought I should really start doing some pregnancy updates. (And Baby #2- if you ever read this, LP's baby book is no where near complete and he's 3 now. So don't feel too badly if you don't even have a baby book! I'm sure there are thousands of photos of you....)
So I'm at 16 weeks. Also known as 4 months. In June of 2008 I was 16 weeks along with LP and was feeling pretty good- not as exhausted as I was in the first trimester. I posted the following Babycenter update which is right where we are today:
"Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length . Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too."
This time around I'd have to say that I'm feeling about the same. I have a teeny tiny baby bump and most of my regular pants don't fit so I had to bust out the old maternity clothes a bit earlier. I do have one or two pairs of jeans I can still wear pretty comfortably but otherwise I'm happy to slip on the elastic-waisted pants. I'm pretty tired by about 6 p.m. but am pretty sure it's a combination of pregnancy/three-year-old. A little bit of heartburn (particularly if I lay down on the couch after dinner), no cravings, no crazy emotional/hormonal outbursts, no nausea.
I know, it's a pretty lame update but that's where things are right now. And really, I'd rather have nothing more exciting to say than "I feel tired and the baby is the size of an avocado." "Exciting" things to report can sometimes be scary things.
On March 30 we go for the big anatomy scan ultrasound and hopefully find out the sex which I think will make the whole thing seem more real. LP is still convinced it's a baby sister named Molly (ala Toy Story). We'll see! I'm also doing research about VBACs (Vaginal Birth After C-Section) as my doctor suggested I think about it. Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?