On Wednesday, I officially entered my fourth month as I hit week 16 of my pregnancy. I am feeling SO much better. The queasiness and nausea has totally disappeared (though about a week before, I threw up 4 times completely out of the blue- no nausea). I think I got that energy burst that everyone talks about. Except I’m not so sure how much extra energy it is- just that it’s a vast improvement over how I was feeling before which was dog-tired every single day, even when I woke up from a four hour nap.
Another big milestone has been that I am really starting to show. To people on the street, I probably look like I have a spare tire around my waist, but to people who know me, I am getting a little baby belly. It’s definitely not what you would think of as a bump. Bumps are those nice little round tummies that celebs and skinny chicks get. Mine is more of a bulge. A hard bulge, but a bulge nonetheless. My husband bugs out when we hug and he can feel this hard bulge but I reminded him that it’s only going to get bigger and at some point in the near future, my belly will be so big that hugging will be like when you first slowdanced with your 12 year old boyfriend at the school dance (you know, arms distance away).
My next doctor’s visit is next Friday but it’s not going to be the exciting kind with souvenirs like the last one. This one will just have some blood drawing (woo hoo) and your usual peeing in the cup.