Guide to Being 16 Weeks Pregnant

What Your Partner Should Know

Although you're probably feeling a whole lot better than you did just a few short weeks ago, you're still in the midst of creating life, which is very energy-consuming business. To that end, your partner should remember that you tire out more easily and need more help around the house than you would normally, particularly if you have other children already. Don't expect him to be a mind-reader, though (he's still a man, after all). If you want him to pitch in with the cleaning, dinner prep or simply entertain the older kiddos, let him know!

Now's also a prime time to drop not-so-subtle hints about your desire for a well-earned babymoon before the discomfort of the third trimester kicks in. You don't have to do anything fancy to achieve the relaxing, one-on-one time that the two of you probably need. A babymoon can be as simple as turning off your phones and watching movies in your pajamas all weekend, or you can choose to splurge on a luxurious, pre-baby vacation. Of course, be sure to clear all travel plans with your physician beforehand, particularly if you have any history of pre-term labor or existing complications.

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