17 Weeks

IMG_8358How far along? 17 weeks! For some reason this seems a lot closer to half way than 16 weeks did.  I feel like I’m finally getting somewhere.  

Total weight gain: I’m up half a pound from two weeks ago, which is a shock considering how much bad food we ate in the meantime.  A total of 11lbs, which puts me right on track for weight gain.  FINALLY.  What a relief.

Baby is the size of: A pomegranate.  5 whole inches!  5 oz too!

Gender Guess: Still guessing a girl, 20 days until we find out!

Maternity clothes? Nothing new.

Stretch marks? Nothing new here either.

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping alright.  I sleep much better with a whole bunch of pillows which Shane appreciate.  I’ve been fantasizing about one of those big body pillows but I just can’t justify the cost.

Best moment this week: Booking my plane ticket home!  I can’t wait to tell everyone wether this babe is a boy or girl.  25 days until I’m there!

Miss Anything? Not currently.

Food cravings: Meat and cheese sandwiches, hotdogs (which I got!), red meat.  Just meat in general.

Movement: No, and most first time mommas seem to start now, so I’m just waiting.  Every time I pay attention and can feel things moving around I just think it must be my digestion.  There hasn’t been any movement that I can confidently say was baby.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still that fried rice aversion, not sure that’s ever going to go away.  Chicken hasn’t really been sitting well with me either.

Symptoms: I have felt so much better this week, I am happy to report.  It has been so welcome, with the past weeks being so bad.  My energy levels are up, I’m sleeping well and best of all the majority of my nausea has gone away.  I’m so pleased with that.  I wake up absolutely starving but don’t feel like I’m going to be sick.  It’s wonderful.  My appetite is almost back to normal.  I still get little hints of nausea at home time in the morning, but they’re mostly temporary or because I’m hungry.  Yay!

Looking forward to: Being moved into our new place.  This time next week we should be there.  There is a lot of unknown right now, but it’ll be great to finally be done.

Items Purchased: Cloth diapers!  We made our biggest purchase to date the other day.  We decided to get flip two piece diapers.  We got 8 diaper covers and 23 inserts.  It’s so nice to have something expensive checked off the list.

Hormone-Induced Titty Tantrums: I think I’ve been pretty good this week.  Really happy for the most part.

Workouts: Just a few shorter walks.

Number of Weird Dreams: Gosh yes.  Dreams I’m breastfeeding.  Dreams I’m about to die.  Dreams I can’t find a store that sells maternity clothes…oh wait that one is real too.IMG_8292

3 Comments on 17 Weeks

  1. Dini (grandma)
    October 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm (3 years ago)

    FINALLY! So glad you are feeling better. Sleeping better helps. Baby’s moving feels more like a butterfly rubbing its wings against your uterus at first, before the actual kicks and stretches which are unmistakeable.
    You look great! Happy moving. So looking forwad to seeing you next month. Love you.

  2. Michelle Geerts
    October 25, 2014 at 6:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Yay your feeling better! Your going to have a busy month between moving and visiting. That will help time pass faster 🙂

  3. Momma H
    October 28, 2014 at 10:19 am (3 years ago)

    You look wonderful little Momma. Can’t wait to see you both. <3


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