I was going to call this the baby report, and then the scientist in me kicked in. And then I thought "fetus report" or "the parasite status" are a little weirder as title. Side note: yes, I do affectionately refer to my parasite.
We had the 16 week appointment last week, and everything looks great. I'm not really showing yet, but I am a little thicker. The heartbeat was nice and strong. My doctor is really pleased with the progress. I know something can happen any time, but I'm starting to breathe a little easier about everything.
Home preparations have slowly begun. We're starting to clean out the room we will use for the baby. A friend is kindly gifting us her crib and changing table (she's all done), so we'll pick that up this weekend. We still have to paint, but that is going to wait for nicer weather. It's no good painting when it's too cold to open up the house and air everything out.
In short, all is going well. We have our ultrasound in two weeks, and I am excited to see this little parasite moving around. We aren't planning to find out the gender (no pink-a-palooza or bluesplosion), so that will be a fun surprise waiting for us at the end.