Baby is the size of an Avocado.
I thought I'd better start my pregnancy updates, I realised that I haven't posted anything pregnancy related since announcing I'm pregnant with baby number 2 so today seems like a good day to start and I think it will be quite nice to document all the changes happening to me and my body!
I am actually reaching the end of 16 weeks, I will be 17 weeks on Sunday. As you can see from the picture above I have definitely started with a bit of a bump, personally I'm feeling bloated and fat and a little embarrassed about how big my stomach appears! In the photo it looks like bump is a little wonky, I can only assume it's how baby is lying. I've definitely been feeling some movement over the last week or so, it feels different to my first pregnancy, at times it feels like baby is swimming right across my stomach! Bizarre. I've also been able to find the heartbeat on my doppler last week which is so lovely to hear.
As far as cravings go I haven't really had any, my appetite hasn't been great this week, in the evenings I haven't eaten much other than toast or soup but I'm going to try and make a conscious effort to eat a bit more as I know that isn't really a great diet to be living on! I'm also feeling pretty tired still, with working full time, then coming home to look after a crazy toddler and maintain a house I'm sometimes in bed at 9:30pm! I'm still waiting for the second trimester glow and energy to find me! In better news though my skin seems to be improving as in the first trimester I became ever so spotty which I'm generally not particularly so that symptom was a bit rubbish! The nausea has thankfully massively improved, I am no longer feeling like I'm going to vomit every 5 minutes or sucking on ginger sweets to take the queasiness away.
At 16 weeks you can find out the gender of your baby, I have to confess we paid for a private scan through Babybond last Saturday and I do know the sex of baby number 2 BUT for the moment I'm keeping it to myself (and family and friends) just for now. I am hoping to get it confirmed again at my next NHS scan at the end of November.
I have done no preparation for the little one as yet, I doubt I will until after my 20 week scan, I will have to have a root around the loft to see what we have got and what we need to buy.......job for the husband I think!
I will be back again with my 17 week update next week.