16 weeks (Four months, which I reach on Monday the 16th of Feburary)
So here we are... the joys of being pregnant, I have been at the stage of just looking fat and not quite pregnant. Then just these last few weeks my belly started to defiantly stick out as you can see in the second photo. (Yeah, so I know I don't look very attractive in the photo but it's all I got.) Just to see the belly growing directly outward is very exciting... it's a funny thing that our whole lives we try so hard to keep our belly from bulging out and I never thought the day would come where the bigger my belly gets, the more excited I get.
So here is this weeks progress... the baby is now 4 1/2 inches long from head to rump and looks like a human baby not a baby dinosaur anymore, he or she is working hard this week to grow toenails... hmmm I am not even sure why we ever were given toenails?! What is the purpose? Does anyone know? I have to give credit to www.babycenter.com that sends me weekly emails updating me on the baby's projected progress, it's really neat!
Anyway, we heard the babies heart beat a few weeks ago and it was so awesome, just to know it's still alive. And in 1 month (March 12th) we will get to stop calling him or her an "IT" and refer to it as a him or her. Well I guess that is if the baby decides to show the goods, otherwise he/she will remain an "It".
I felt the little one move for the first time a week and a half ago, it felt a lot like little fish swimming around. It only lasted about 2-3 seconds but it was really neat. The thing is I wouldn't have even thought it was the baby if it weren't for babycenter.com that let me know what to look for. I have felt a few little movements here and there but not a lot and the past few days I haven't felt anything... I can't wait until I feel it everyday just for the security of knowing the baby is still alive.
So here are the fabrics for the crib bedding that my sister and I picked out at Ikea: (The blue will be the bumber and patches of all of them will be for the quilt and the skirt will be the fabric that is on the bottom.) I know it's dark but I am planning to buy a white crib to offset it all.)