I know, I know….it’s not much of a bump yet! BUT it’s there and i’m claiming it! Today I am 16 weeks (4 months) along in my pregnancy. I have noticed in just the last few days my bump growing bigger, and I think…no, I KNOW….. my growth spurt is on it’s way. I have to be honest and say I am a little bit nervous about that part. I know the growth is so gradual that your body just adjusts with the process….BUT it is still hard for me to imagine a huge basketball in my stomach. I mean, that’s got to be uncomfortable right? I wish I wasn’t nervous…but I just am…especially now getting to the four month mark and knowing that over the next four weeks the baby will double in size. By the way…it’s the size of an avocado right now, about 4 1/2 inches.
I was laying in bed the other morning, savoring my last few minutes under the covers before I had to get up and get ready for work, and i felt a little movement in my stomach. I swear it was the first time I felt the baby move, and I got so excited. Yesterday I had my check up appointment at the doctors and was able to hear the heartbeat. It was so loud and strong! And it just re-affirms me that everything is going just the way it is supposed to be going. I have always doubted that I would be a person to have a smooth, normal pregnancy. I’ve had so many odd medical issues in the past, I just assumed pregnancy would not be an easy go-around for me. But my body is proving me wrong, and so far, I don’t have much to complain about aside from being sleepy and nauseous on and off.
Since I had to show off my belly, I made both my boys stick out theirs too !
I have a feeling that next month you will be seeing a much larger belly from me!