Week 16


How far along: 16 weeks 4 days

Baby H: weighs 100g and is 11.6 cm from crown to rump, about the size of an Dill Pickle

Gender: I have booked a special 3D scan to find out the sex of our baby on Friday night.

Total weight gain: + 2.4kg so I am up 500g from last week, as I have said before my weight is just a constant yoyo but I imagine it will begin to steadily gain soon.

Sleep: I have had a few issues with sleep this week, just struggling to fall asleep and also stay comfortable. I admit I have been sleeping on my stomach this week, I read that you should sleep on your left hand side but its hard, I am a tummy sleeper and its the only spot I feel totally comfortable.

Symptoms: Still getting pain in my lower back, dealing with a lot of sinus issues and headaches as well this week. I have also been super moody and I am just irritated by just about everyone I come in contact with. I was reminded to be kind to people at work today, obviously I am struggling if I have to be reminded.

Cravings / Aversions: I had another major craving for smoked salmon this week so bought some and heated it up as I am really worried about the whole listeria thing. I have also been craving citrus and thankfully my local supermarket has amazing oranges at the moment.

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing loose tops and stretchy work pants that are 1 size bigger than I usually buy. I imagine these will last me for at least a couple more months until I am close to popping.

Exercise: Still aiming for 5000 steps per day and 3 workouts a week for around 20 mins depending on how I am feeling.

Mood: Stressed, anxious, irritated and annoyed.

Wedding rings: on

Belly Button in or out: Its currently an innie.

Movement: I thought I felt a flutter a couple of days ago but I am not 100% sure.

What I miss: Coffee

Preaclampisa: Still no warning signs or symptoms yet thankfully.

Best moment of the week: Went to my pregnancy & transplant specialist on Monday, everything is working perfectly.

What I am looking forward to: Getting to hopefully find out the sex of our baby on Friday night.

It has been a pretty stressful week for me and I am really looking forward to the end of the week, honestly Friday cannot come soon enough!

I have really noticed a issues with my mood this week and I wonder whether it is pregnancy related or if its just because I am having such a bad week at work.

Do you have any suggestions to help with my mood?

Love, The Hunts xx


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