Well, it’s Friday which means we’ve hit exactly 16 week 0 days. Which in English means we’re four months pregnant today!
There are 3 trimesters and we are well underway into our second. This trimester is considered the massive baby growth spurt period where Mommy has tons of energy and has baby mostly out of the danger zone of the much dreaded miscarriage.
Baby G is now the size of an avocado 🥑 or a pickle. But avocado sounds better so I’ll stick to that. And since Mommy is 4 months preggers. It’s all about the 4’s. As the baby is about 4.5 inches long and 4 ounces in weight.
Baby is intently listening to Mom’s voice now. Growth is crazy with its taste buds now forming and even growing its hair, lashes, and eyebrows. Even muscles 💪 are developing and strengthening its coordination. Which is no surprise why he’s (or she’s) a wiggler now.
Soon, in a couple days, Mommy will experience what they call “quickening” or the baby’s first movements felt by Mommy as butterfly 🦋 flutterings in the tummy.
Mommy is feeling great and all indication lead to the “glow” becoming much more evident. I came to learn that expecting mother’s experience a certain glow in their skin and their hair. It’s no joke, it’s a real thing. Their hair even thickens. It’s due to the magic of motherhood’s hormones prepping the body for a new life to be born. Pretty magical stuff.
Mommy is also feeling heavy and is self conscious of waddling when walking. I call it doing the penguin stroll 🐧.
Well, 23 weeks and 5 more days left. But who’s counting?