Howdy! Today I am 16+4 and it’s time to check in with you all.
Your baby is now around 10cm long from crown to rump, about the size of an avocado, and weighs about 100g. In the next three weeks she’ll go through a tremendous growth spurt, doubling her weight and adding centimetres to her length. Now that their backbone has become stronger your baby will start to straighten out their head and neck more. Tiny bones in your fetus’s ears are in place, making it likely that the baby can hear your voice when you’re speaking at 16 weeks pregnant.
Symptoms? I’m finally starting to get more energy! Don’t get me wrong I’m tired all the time but I can stay up past 10 again (: This is definitely making life easier as I can spend more time with Matt and fit in all the fun stuff I was giving up to do work, chores and sleep. Stretch marks? Still none. Cravings? Nothing in particular, just all the foods. Happy or moody? Feeling on a more even keel now, which is nice. Still easily upset but able to keep my emotions in check more. This week it’s been extremely cold in Edinburgh, today we even had a bit of snow. I’m almost finished my Christmas shopping but having a few issues with some things that arrived damaged and need to be returned. Grr. Another point of note this week is something that, unfortunately, I can’t go into a lot of detail regarding. Without being overly secretive I’m having some problems in work regarding annual and maternity leave, I’m in the process of getting some legal advice and hopefully things will be resolved soon as it’s extremely stressful.
I also had the great excitement of having a Christmas present from my Mum arrive this week! She’s sent us a Breville Halo airfryer <3 i’m super excited to use it to make dinner. It will shave a tonne of time off making healthy chips at home. Keep your eyes peeled for some delicious dinner posts coming. Maybe i’ll do a week in the life of my belly and show you all the dinners I make next week… hmm. This weekend we’re going to a nearby city (Glasgow) to do some shopping and see a concert. We’ll also be staying the night – fingers crossed our hotel room is lovely. Hope you’re all doing well and having a good week so far. If not, don’t worry, it’s nearly over!! xo
If you’d like to read the rest of my pregnancy updates – click here!