Our Five Ring Circus: 16 Weeks

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

16 Weeks

I'm only a few days late! ;)

February 21, 2011

How far along:
16 weeks

Total Weight Gained:
All loss so far.

How big is baby? Nugget is 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces; about the size of an avocado.

How baby is growing: Nugget is growing toenails and his/her heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day.

Maternity Clothes: No, my regular pants are still loose. I actually need smaller pants, but I refuse to buy them!

Sleep: I can't complain! I'm sleeping well right now.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Feeling Nugget's kicks get harder, and seeing the stockpile of diapers and wipes in our attic. We may not be able to buy anything blue or pink just yet, so we've been focusing on the necessities!

: The movements are getting stronger!

Food Cravings: Nothing.

Food Aversions:
Everything. Still eating to survive.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis. Luckily, that should be downgraded to just morning sickness in the next 3-4 weeks! I'm counting down!

Unknown, and not finding out! We've had the names picked out since I was 6 weeks along.

Nausea morning to night, gagging, vomiting, fatigue, frequent use of the bathroom, stretching of the round ligaments (I keep pulling them!), and braxton hicks contractions. My belly is rock hard, and starting to round out!

Exercise: Yes, power walking 4 days a week, although I'm taking a break this week to get over the flu.

What I miss:
Enjoying the taste of food and feeling normal.

What I'm looking forward to:
Feeling better, and seeing Nugget at the big ultrasound in a few weeks!

16 Week Picture:


Sleeping Beauty and the Prince today:



  1. When Meatball was an avocado size I craved avocados :)

  2. I can't imagine being so sick like you've been, poor thing :( You look FABULOUS though, so it's something to be proud of! Your kidds are adorable as usual! So sweet!

  3. Good Lawd where's the baby bump in your pic. Every time I was pregnant I was as big as a house already!!! Still hoping your "all day" sickness goes away!

    Happy (belated) Birthday to Lexie!!!

  4. Woo hoo 3-4 weeks and maybe you'll start feeling better? :) XOXO

  5. Hope you get over the flu soon. Hope the kids don't get it!

  6. You look so great. You'd never know you weren't feeling well at all. You should see pictures of me at 16 weeks.

  7. I'm still waiting on a pic that looks like you're pregnant lol. I see so much of Lexi in this pic of you though. I hope you're feeling better by now. See you soon !

  8. you look fantastic - and if you are sleeping well - woot!

    I bet you are looking forward to the downgrade to morning sickness.

    Doesn't sound like a great downgrade but better than the previous alternative.

    Hang in there!!

  9. Um, okay you look like not pregnant. Geez, this is so not fair. Ha! ;)

  10. First of all, how in the WORLD do you have a baby in there?

    Oh, the strained round ligaments! I had that with both my little two. There were times I couldn't stand OR lay down. I had to sit in the chair, and sleep there. I would have to stick an ice pack in my pants every night when I went to bed and couldn't exercise AT ALL! It always amazed me that immediately upon giving birth, it was healed.

  11. I swear woman - sickness be gone definitely, but you are positively glowing! I can't believe you look like that with hyperemesis AND post the flu!!! I hope you're feeling better soon.

  12. Is it bad to say I'm glad at this moment we don't live near each other because I would look like a house standing next to you?? Kidding. :) I am super jealous that you actually need smaller pants though haha.

    I really hope you start feeling better soon. It's awful being sick all of the time!

  13. You are glowing! Hope you get to feeling better very soon!

  14. I hope that you are feeling better SOON!! That is the worst :(....at least its for a good reason!!b

  15. You and your children are so beautiful! You would never know you feel like crap by looking at you. :) XO

  16. Awww... look at her in that pink dress! So adorable!!

    Happy Monday! xo

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