Thursday, March 29, 2012

17 weeks...wait what happened to 16?

17 Weeks

If you follow my weekly updates, you're probably wondering what happened to week 16...
I went to the doctor Friday (3/23)
Baby's heart rate was 141, the nurse predicted that Baby is a boy!
We'll find out, if Baby wants to show the goods, April 16!
We're considering a fun gender reveal party for family.
This angle makes me look bigger!  LOL

How far along are you? 
17 weeks

Total weight gain: 
ugh, apparently more than the doctor wanted me to gain!  I think I've gained 12 pounds total.  He said it usually evens out.  He wasn't going to say anything about it, so I guess that's good, but I asked.  So, I guess I need to start watching that!

How big is baby?:
What to Expect says
Baby is as big as a sweet potato

Maternity clothes: 
Oh yeah...I need more pants and shirts, but I'm cheap and will only buy one thing a week or so

Stretch marks?:  
None, yet.  
Still applying Palmers religiously

Still flipping and flopping in bed, when I finally fall asleep I will sleep for about 3 hours.  Then, I'll flip and flop for a while again....sleep for a few hours.  Lather, rinse, repeat...

Best moment this week?:
J's excitement.  He's been excited the whole time, but the more I start to show, the more time progresses, the more excited he gets.

We were eating lunch and I felt what felt like a really deep, very light muscle spasm that lasted about 30 seconds or so.
The next night I felt a thump thump thump
it was cute

Food cravings?:
Popcicles!  At least I'm eating sugar free lol

Food aversions?:
Not too bad, kind of depends on the day

Labor signs?: 
NO!  Stay put Baby!

Belly button in or out?: 
In...not sure if I think it will or won't pop

What I miss: 
Sleeping comfortably...starting to get uncomfortable.  Pre-pregnancy I was a big tummy sleeper...that's dwindling 

What I'm looking forward to: 
APRIL 16!!
We will find out Baby's gender!  HURRY UP APRIL!

What I'm not looking forward to: 
Even less sleep...I've become an insomniac it seems.  
Pre-pregnancy, I could sleep so well. Just get still and I'd be SOUND asleep...noise level didn't really matter, light didn't matter...not so much any more

Feeling Baby move!!


  1. Yay for movement- it's just so reassuring to feel it tumbling around!
    Can't wait to find out what it is!

  2. Aw! Can't wait to find out!!!