Time is a-flyin’ – even with having to repeat a week in my third month! =)
The baby is now around 4.5 inches long and weighs the same as a grapefruit – that’s right people, a grapefruit! June Bug is growing toe nails now, and can hear sounds from both inside my body and outside it – this is super cool because now Brad can talk to my belly and June Bug can actually hear it! Well, he/she probably just hears, “Mumble mumble, wah wah,” but that’s besides the point. I’m definitely feeling movement now … a very very faint, very very subtle butterfly-ey feeling. It’s incredible!
I’ve gained a total of 11 lbs – 1 lb up from last week, which is right on target, since a weight gain of one pound a week is the guideline for the second trimester and most of the third … so if I stick with 13 lbs this trimester, I’ll have gained 20 by the beginning of my third, and another pound a week would put me at 33 lbs gained. C’mon healthy eating! Do me good!
Here’s my 16 week (4 months pregnant) belly pic:
I’m starting to get a few stretch marks around the sides of my belly at the top of my hips – I’ve always assumed I’d get stretch marks since I got so many during puberty and also I take after my dad. Who got stretch marks when his muscles grew too fast when he was weight-training when he was young. Thanks for the genes, Daddy! LOL I’m trying to not let it get to me – I know Brad will love my new body just as much as he loved it before, but it’s hard to get your mind around the fact that your body will never EVER look the same again. Ever. I’m learning to live with that. I think Brad’s doing better at it than I am!