How far along are you? 17 weeks
How big is the baby? ~5.5 inches and ~5 ounces (so says my ‘What to Expect’ app.)
Weight Gain? Enough; we’ll keep it at that.
Maternity clothes? I definitely need more maternity clothes, mainly because they’re so darn comfortable. I have some tops and a couple of pairs of pants that work with our low key “business casual” dress code at work (light on the business and heavy on the casual), but I have an uber important off-site meeting tomorrow and am going to try to see if I can squeeze into my old blazer. It’s fine as long as I don’t button it, and I think the bump is noticeable enough at this point that people won’t just look at me and say, “Sheesh! Easy on the donuts, lady!”
Stretch marks? Nope! Let’s keep those suckers at bay…
Sleep: I haven’t been sleeping well the past couple of nights, but maybe that’s the time change? My restless legs have been acting up in a big way, so trying to settle them down at night has been horrible, and I’m working on finding a comfortable sleeping position that’s good for the baby. The gold standard of preggo lady sleeping is the left side, but I really prefer the right, so it has been a back and forth (literally, a back and forth–all night long.)
Best moment this week? We got our first ‘baby books’! Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I Love You.
Movement? None yet, but I’m hoping I’ll feel something soon!
Food cravings? Nothing this week.
Food aversions? Same as last week—fried stuff or anything super high in sodium.
Labor signs? Nope, and there best not be any anytime soon! Let the baby grow!
Gender? We’ll find out on March 19th! 3 votes so far for boy and 3 for girl…
Symptoms? For whatever reason, I’ve been queasy again at nighttime, although I think that’s more associated with fatigue than anything else. Over the weekend, we really wore ourselves out and we had big lunches that just kind of made me feel gross the rest of the day.
Belly button in or out? Outie.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody? Yesterday and today I’ve definitely been moody. BUT, I think the sleep issues are related to that. Plus, it’s raining today, and my commute involves a lot of walking, which means I get to start my day at work with sopping wet socks and shoes, instead of all nice, cozy and dry with a cup of coffee like most people. AWESOME. And I got on the scale and I know gaining weight is important for the baby BUT I DON’T LIKE SEEING HIGHER NUMBERS ON THE SCALE. So now I’m wet and tired and I feel like a beached whale and I just want to go to bed. *sigh*. However, I am still very happy about the pregnancy. Yesterday, I was singing him/her Christmas carols; that made me feel better.
What I miss: Lo-carb Monsters. It’s funny—I don’t miss the wine that much, and yet I miss these chemical laden energy drinks that taste like sh*t.
What I am looking forward to: The anatomy scan in a week! Not only am I excited to find out the sex of the baby, but I’m also so looking forward to the reassurance that baby is okay. I’ve been so tempted at points to buy a home Doppler (to check baby’s heartbeat), but because of the location of the placenta, I know I’ll have a hard time finding it at home, and that would make me even MORE paranoid. So, I’m being patient and am just very, very excited to make sure my baby is doing awesome at our appointment next week.