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16 weeks

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Baby 3 has reached the size of an avocado this week and we’re preparing for a large growth spurt between now and 20 weeks. He/she should almost double in size in the next 4 weeks.

I am still dealing with almost nonstop headaches. I don’t remember getting so many with Ben so I wonder what is different this time. It’s taking all of my ability to keep functioning and even attempt to keep up with housework. I have had more instances of round ligament pain too but I’ve heard that becomes more common after the first pregnancy. I am getting rounder and have definitely popped out!

I stopped taking my nausea meds and have been doing ok since. I’m not feeling 100% yet but it isn’t so bad that I need to take anything. It took a few days for my body to figure out how to fall asleep without Unisom’s help and I’ve been sleeping rather fitfully since but,from what I can remember from two years ago, that’s pretty common at this point.

I go back to the OB tomorrow morning. I am terrified that something will have gone wrong and I didn’t notice again. We’re praying for a very routine and boring checkup with no surprises of any kind. I’m hoping to schedule the anatomy scan while I am there. At the most, we’re only about a month away from finding out the sex of the baby!

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16 Weeks

I’ve reached 16 weeks and 3 weeks from tomorrow is our next ultrasound! We’re still praying the baby is enough of a show off that we’ll be able to find out the sex so I can stop calling the baby him/her.

We started working on the nursery this past weekend. We spent about an hour just cleaning the room and moving random piles of baby stuff into the closet so the room is more empty. B has claimed the room as a temporary office because, as he pointed out, it has two windows and his basement office doesn’t have any. We made a deal that he can use it as an office as long as he wants but I’m calling the painters once we get back from our vacation in May and the furniture has to be moved by then. Other than moving the furniture, we need to sand, patch and repaint the trim and fill a few holes in the walls. The room also came with a custom built shelf that fits in a little nook where I’ve put the dresser and future diaper storage. That needs to be painted the same white as the trim.

It seems like our list of projects keeps getting longer!