This week has been really fun! I feel like I’m back to my old, social self… Trav and I went to a movie, we got to see lots of friends over the past few days, and (with the help of afternoon naps) I’ve been able to stay up like a normal grownup. Oh, the little accomplishments :)
The shape of my belly is changing, too. I feel like it looks smaller this week because I’m not carrying quite as low. That’s the weird thing about being tall… there’s a lot of space for my tummy to go UP before it pops OUT.
How far along? 17 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A turnip
Total weight gain: I’m still down 2.5 lbs… I thought I might be back to my original weight this week, but I gained nothing! (Not really sure how that’s possible with all the brownies and pasta I’ve been eating…)
Gender: It’s a girl!
Name: We narrowed it down quite a bit this week! I think we have 4 pretty strong contenders at this point…
Maternity Clothes: Thank goodness for OldNavy.com! I bought a handful of maternity gear this week (should be here tomorrow, yay!) and it cost so much less than traditional maternity stores charge. (I’m having a hard time rationalizing expensive maternity clothes, since I’ll only be wearing them for a few months…)
Stretch marks? Nope, but my stomach has definitely started to get itchy. I’ve been cocoa-buttering the heck out of it!
Sleep: I’ve pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I have to take a nap if I want to stay up at night. I think I’m averaging about 11-12 hrs of sleep a day. Crazy.
Movement: This little lady is a wiggle worm and I LOVE it! She went especially crazy this week when I snacked on Girl Scout cookies… glad to know a love of thin mints runs in our family :)
Best moment this week: I think the thin mint kick-fest takes the cake. She had never moved so much and it felt absolutely AMAZING! Plus, my good friend was sitting with me and got to feel it. (Sorry I kept stuffing your hands down my pants, Marina ;) Oooh, I also found out this week that TWO of my friends are pregnant! I am so excited to share mommy-hood with them.
Miss Anything: I definitely miss having energy or being able to push my body during a busy day. At this point, when I’m physically tired, I HAVE to rest. I know it’s good for me, but it can be frustrating.
Belly button in or out? In
Food cravings: I majorly attacked a batch of brownies over the weekend (YUM!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: I usually just feel queasy when I’m really tired or have over-done it during the day
Labor Signs: just the occasional Braxton Hicks
Symptoms: Starving every 2 hours, less energy
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Thrilled, elated, overjoyed… I am falling super in love with our babe and feeling SO grateful that I’m not sick all the time.
Looking forward to: Our last Valentine’s Day as a duo :)
Also… I was looking back on old photos, and look at how much my belly has grown in 12 weeks!!