It's that time again! This is me at 17 weeks and feeling great!
Sorry about the little sliver of undies in this one, but I didn't feel like taking the picture all over again:)
I went to my first midwife appointment yesterday and I'm so glad I decided to take this opportunity! I am in there with 5 other couples, where we sit in a circle and learn together about becoming first time moms and dads! They give out a lot of information to ease your overly worrisome and curious mind, which I am so glad for because I like to know everything about everything, ha!
So baby is the size of an onion today! It seems like it's taken forever to get this far. If you remember, we found out about our pregnancy when I was just a mere 3.5 weeks along! We are almost at the half way point, 20 weeks and I couldn't be happier:)
Thebump.com says, "Try not to get freaked out by the numbers on your scale. At 17 weeks, baby’s working on getting stronger, and your body’s working on getting bigger. That means putting on some pounds and -- we hate to break it to you -- getting some stretch marks."
Well I agree with the poundage...I really hate that I don't know what my pre-pregnancy weight was. Our scale had broke down 2 months before and I never took the time to replace it or weigh myself elsewhere after we found out:( My first weigh in was at 13 weeks, ekk!
I stole this list from another blog because it covers all the bases! Here goes...
Weight gain/loss: This month I am up by 3 pounds. If I had to guess, I would say I've gained a total of 10 pounds so far. That's about average I'm told.
Exercise: I could do a lot better here. But as my energy is coming back, I am getting out more with my 2 dogs, walking them, playing tug and using our treadmill. I like to crank the incline up to 10 and use it as if I were climbing a steep hill. I think this really makes good use of my 45 minutes on there and I'm definitely panting at the end!
Body Changes: The belly is getting hard and really baring down on my bladder! I wake up every 2 hours just to empty the darn thing. I'm noticing more "love" in my arms and ta ta's:)
Gender: We still haven't found out but its looking like we might know sooner then October 31st! I'll keep you posted:)
Movement: The movement and kicks are getting stronger but I don't feel them everyday yet. At my midwife appointment yesterday, they checked for the heartbeat. The doctor responded with, "there's your baby's heartbeat and................... that's the sound of him beating the crap out of your tummy." HAHAHA! I loved hearing it:)
Sleep: I still sleep well but I'm interrupted a lot with going to the potty.
What I'm looking forward to: Finding out if Baby "G" is a boy or girl!
Cravings: Nothing too terrible but I'm in love with the deli in our local grocery store. They have the best bread ever! My favorite sandwich is roast beef with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers and light chipotle sauce, YUM!
Symptoms: Nothing too mention really. I tossed my cookies for the first time since week 11 last night. I thought I was going into preterm labor! I woke up at around 1:10 am with awful back pains that were wrapping around to my belly button, but just on my right side...If that doesn't scare you at 17 weeks I'm not sure what would! I think baby just didn't like my dinner choice; white pizza with garlic olive oil rub, tomatoes, spinach and prosciutto. It was tasty but I think I'll stay away from that until the baby's born.
Best moment this week: Hubby's folks gave us a VERY generous budget, as a baby gift, to furnish most of our nursery! Their flying in for Christmas and by then, R will have the office cleaned out. Once they get here, we're planning to make a day of it, getting the nursery ready for baby. Music to my ears!
I'm off to get some exercise and enjoy this rain free day!