Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bumpdate: 17 Weeks

Pregnancy Update, 17 Weeks

Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along?: 17 weeks 

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  11 lbs...this is not good. I need the weather to cooperate with me so I can start walking on a regular basis!

Stretch marks?: There may be a faint stretch mark on my right side, but I haven't fully inspected it...maybe I'm in denial. Anyway, I'm still using a combination of creams and oils every night.

Symptoms: I've been feeling great! The only negative thing I can think of is more frequent trips to the bathroom, both day and night!

Maternity clothes?: I bought a couple of pairs of maternity pants at Gap last weekend {on sale!}. I was shocked by how comfortable these pants were when I tried them on at the store. When I actually put them on to wear, I realized they're still a little big. I was constantly pulling them up, so I guess I'll stick with wearing dresses and leggings for the next couple of weeks.

Sleep:  I broke down and ordered this pillow to help me sleep on my side, but I'm still waking up on my back most of the time. Ugh. The doctor said not to worry about it too much right now, but it could result in more back pain later down the road. Needless to say, I'm going to continue making a conscious effort to sleep on my side...either side!

Cravings: I've moved beyond Fruit new obsession is Lucky Charms! I read about Lucky Charms somewhere in the past couple of weeks {I'm sure it was a blog...have no idea which blog though!}, thus this fabulous cereal became my newest craving.

Food Aversions: I can't think of anything new in the food department that I'm disliking.

Mood: Happy! I've been happy most of the time. Several times I've found myself laughing uncontrollably...laughing until tears run down my cheeks. Such a happy and exciting time!

Worst Moment of the Week:  Our baby-doctor appointment scheduled for Monday was cancelled due to the weather. I was so anxious to hear the little guy's heartbeat, so I was disappointed it had to be postponed.

Best Moment of the Week:  The doctor appointment was rescheduled for later in the week, and we did get to hear our sweet baby boy's heartbeat. Music to our ears! His heartbeat was strong, 130-140 beats per minute.

Miss Anything?: Fitting comfortably in clothes! My normal clothes are too small, but maternity clothes still seem too big. What am I supposed to wear?!!?

Looking Forward To: Warmer weather! I'm sure I'll regret saying that when I'm as big as a whale in June/July...but for now, I am sooooooo over this ridiculously cold, icy/snowy weather!

17 Week Bumpdate

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