Size of baby: an onion (about 5" and 6 oz.)
Total Weight Gain: +6 lb
Continuing symptoms: Round ligament pain, br.east enlargement, feeling hungry but then really full quickly,dizziness
New symptoms this week: Not exactly a symptom but I was almost shocked to discover a faint linea nigra on my belly this week!
Maternity Clothes: I sorted through my closet this week and pulled out things that don't fit anymore or are warm weather clothes I won't fit in by the time it's warm enough. They are now boxed in the garage, and my little collection of maternity clothes is hanging in their place. I am wearing maternity jeans full-time (I might be able to wear a regular pair of jeans but it is just so much more comfortable to wear these!), but am still wearing regular shirts with an occasional maternity one thrown in just for fun.
Sleep: Sleeping well.
What I'm Eating: Normal eating habits.
Cravings: This week I really did want a hot dog and made sure I got one. I don't know if it was exactly a craving, but t was the first time I wanted something kind of random that I don't always want but normally try to resist.
Movement: Maybe?! Two days ago (at 16 weeks 5 days) I was laying flat in bed after taking a morning shower (random, I know, but I get kind of light headed after the shower sometimes...). As I laid there I felt what I would describe as a muscle spasm in my abdomen. It happened a couple times, and I suddenly wondered if that was the baby?! I texted my husband right away in my excitement. However, within the next 5 minutes I also had a muscle spasm in my hand and leg, so maybe I was just having muscle spasms. I haven't gotten too excited about it because I'm really not sure, but I have felt something similar yesterday and today as well. But maybe I have been having muscle spasms in my uterus all along, but I am just more aware now because I am looking for movement? It certainly wasn't a 'flutter' or 'butterfly' feeling - more like a little, light thump (or muscle spasm, haha).
Special pregnancy moments: Getting more comments on my little belly. Anticipating feeling movement (for sure) relatively soon. Hearing the heart beat again this week. Even the linea nigra discovery was kind of exciting in a "whoa I'm really pregnant" kind of moment. Being excited with my husband about finding out the gender next week!!