I am very thankful to have my appetite back and nearly all of the nausea gone. I can’t seem to get over the late afternoon / early evening drowsiness though. My kids still take 2 hour naps, so when I nap with them all is good. If not, I hit a wall around dinner time and become unable to function properly. I love taking naps, I just feel like there is so much I could and should be getting done during my free time.
Our last doctors appointment went well, it was the first time she used the doppler rather than ultrasound. This little girl was so squirmy, it took her forever to find the heart beat. Every time she’d get close, it would fade off and she’d have to track it down again. Once she did get in a good spot, we heard it beating beautifully and strong. We have our 18-20 week ultrasound scheduled for mid July, then back to the OB toward the end of the month.
I’m still in the “between stage” where I don’t quite look pregnant, just like I’ve gained ten pounds – all in the midsection. We’re 16 weeks today and she’s about the size of an avocado. I’m looking forward to the belly popping out so I look pregnant rather than pudgy. We went swimming yesterday and it felt so good to be in the water. My four year old daughter, who put me through torture last summer during swim lessons said she wants to take them again. It was two weeks of misery, as she’d protest even getting in the water. She had always loved the water but didn’t like swim lessons one bit. Now she’s holding her nose and going under (this is huge because she doesn’t like getting water even near her eyes in the bathtub) and will swim holding onto a noodle or with me just supporting her belly. I just don’t want lessons to make her digress as she likes to do things her way and on her time. The little girl in my belly is due five days after my daughter – I think they are going to have a feisty little girl too!