Welcome to Week 16. If you are new and want to read earlier weeks in my pregnancy week by week series, scroll to the bottom. Otherwise,
Your baby now has eye lashes. And that is about as much medical knowledge as I am willing or able to impart. Talk to your doctor to find out about all the other awesome and interesting things your baby may be doing.
As for you, since your blood volume is increasing substantially, there is a chance for nosebleeds. I had quite a few, but they are painless, albeit annoying. It is important to read up on this whole nosebleed business so you can explain it to all those people who don’t know any better and will inadvertently assume you are snorting cocaine while pregnant. Seriously, there was a woman who thought this of me. She didn’t have the nerve to say it to my face and instead loudly proclaimed her opinions to others around. I pretended not to hear her.
Your doctor may schedule you for an amniocentesisaround now. Scary business, and he was talking about having me do one. But then he said it wasn’t really necessary, and therefore optional. I asked whether it will affect my baby if I do it or not. He said no. I chose not to have giant needle jabbed into my belly. Thank you very much.
Have you started thinking about baby names yet? What are some of your favorites right now?
If you want to catch up: