16 Weeks Pregnant Belly
Notice a change?
Other than that I am not wearing makeup in the right photo?
The first picture is when I was 10 weeks and still felt the need to “suck it in”. The photo on the right I took yesterday.
My belly seems huge! It’s crazy how you show so much faster in subsequent pregnancies. My uterus is still hiding somewhere in my abdominal cavity, but my belly pops out right under my ribs. I hope the belly expansion doesn’t keep EXPANDING at this rate or I’m in trouble!
16 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms
I am probably feeling movement, but I’m kinda in denial about that. Every time I feel something, I stop what I’m doing to try to feel it again and I feel nothing. I might be hallucinating.
I had an appointment on Tuesday, heard the heartbeat and found out I’ve only gained 4 pounds. All good news. 😉
So, I decided that after I have my 20 week appointment and everything looks good, I am going to switch to a home birth midwife.
Despite me having MTHFR, my perinatologist is fine with me having a homebirth (hallelujah and amen) just as long as I stay low risk (duh). So far, I am low risk!
He did want me to stay with an OB till I am 30 weeks, but honestly I don’t see a point. My midwife at the OB’s office doesn’t care if I transfer back to her due to risking out, so I’m not worried about not having a place to go if I do need more medical attention.
I am getting tired of the driving, the waiting at the doctor’s office and I absolutely want to avoid the nasty gestational diabetes drink (my homebirth midwife screens via a different, healthier method).
So, that’s my plan. I hope I get to stick to it!
Talk to you soon!