I can’t believe I’m already 16 weeks pregnant (and this is my first pregnancy update post..I’ve been slacking as was planning on writing these every weeks..oops!) the pregnancy seems to be flying by! Those early weeks dragged out, but I think that’s just due to the fact you can’t really speak to anybody about it!
How am I feeling?
I am feeling ok, other than a horrible cough and cold which just won’t go away! I’m so thankful that this time round I haven’t had any sickness, which I had with my first pregnancy. However, I am struggling eating meals at the moment, I get halfway through and I feel full or I get really bad indigestion. I find that certain foods are giving me indigestion, or give me really bad trapped wind, so I’m trying to avoid them as much as I can!
My energy is starting to come back now, the tiredness in the first trimester really got to me. Teamed with running around after an energetic toddler I wasn’t feeling too great. But now I’m not struggling to get through the day without a nap, which I was before!
I’m firmly in my maternity jeans already, to be honest I have been since about 7 or 8 weeks. I couldn’t do my normal jeans up, so I have been living in leggings and maternity jeans for weeks. Bump wise, it has popped out so much earlier this time. I think with my first pregnancy I barely even had a bump at this point, but at the moment I feel like I’m already massive!
My eczema on my hands has started to flare up again, which I think is a combination of pregnancy and cold weather. I am pretty sure it got worse at the start of my last pregnancy as well, but calming down as I got further in. My hair gets greasy really quickly at the moment, I wash my hair every other day, but to be honest if I have the time I wash it every day because on the second day it doesn’t look too great, a lot of dry shampoo is needed!
How’s the baby?
The baby is now the size of a avocado! It can yawn, rub its eyes and blink. Its’ hair is starting to grow and even the eyelashes and eyebrows are growing as well. Baby can also hear sounds, and even though its eyes are closed, their eyes are making little movements and can sense changes in light through their eyelids. The bones are beginning to harden and the arms and legs are completely formed. Their thumbs few also able to grasp. I think I have felt those first few flutters of movement now, which is amazing. I had forgotten how weird it feels when it’s just the flutters rather than the full on kicks, but it’s so nice to know baby is moving around happily.
This week I have joined in with Lets Talk Mommy’s Bumps & Babies Linky