Esther 4:14b

"...and who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

16 Weeks

I'm 16 weeks as of today. Ignore the cheesy smile I have due to hubby not being that cooperative at taking my photo this morning. According to this book, here is what baby is up to this week:

Your baby now weighs in at a whopping three to five ounces, and he's four to five inches in length. The bones that are now in place in his ears means he can probably hear your voice as you talk to your partner and pals and sing in the car. While he’s getting used to your voice, the tiny muscles in his body, especially the ones in his back, are gaining strength, so he can straighten out a little more. And thanks to his developing facial muscles, your baby is capable of making a few expressive frowns and squints, even at this early stage. (Don’t worry, those frowns have nothing to do with the sound of your voice!) And his eyes are finally working, making small side-to-side movements and perceiving light (although the eyelids are still sealed). Peekaboo!

This morning I had another lovely visit with my friend the toilet, but I think it was more due to a really bad gag reflex I've developed while brushing my teeth. It makes it hard to get minty-fresh breath when you can't brush your tongue without gagging so bad. I fear for my dentist when I go in for my cleaning this weekend!

For the most part I'm still feeling really good now that the nausea is gone. I did a prenatal workout DVD on Monday and woke up with an aching back on Tuesday. Don't know if it's due to working out after a three month hiatus due to the bad morning sickness I had or if it's just the regular backaches that the books says can start to show up in week 16. I'm hoping it's due to the working out so that once I get used to being active again it will disappear. Either way, it will all be worth it when I hold our little bundle of joy in my arms come November!

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