17 Weeks

IMG_3324How far along: 17 weeks
Baby is the size of: A pomegranate
Gender:
  Surprise until March
Weight gain: Won’t find out until my next appointment in a few weeks. But definitely a few more
Maternity clothes:
I had to. Argh, was losing my mind without having jeans to fit so I bought myselt two pairs of maternity jeans. <3
Stretch marks:
Nothing yet…not THAT big.
Belly button in or out:
  Very in. And so is my navel ring – still.
Sleep: It’s been ok. My Snoogle helps, but tummy sleeping is not happening from this point on. THAT’S depressing.
Best moment this week:
This was a rough week with all the growing my uterus did. But that just means more kicks and jabs!
Worst moment this week: See above. The pains and cramps all day Thursday were awful.
Miss anything:
A nice mug of beer…it look so delicious.
Movement:
I am getting more and more, but nothing consistent.
Cravings: Still nothing in particular. Just formed meat – meatball, meatloaf..
Queasy or sick: Nope.
I hope that stays away for the next 23 weeks.
Labor Signs:
I have been feeling lots of tightening, which I guess are some trial contractions. But no, not labor.
Symptoms:
Headaches. Tightening and abdominal stretching.
Wedding rings on or off: On, on on. Only my waistline has grown.
Looking forward to:
Our next Doctor’s appointment to see the little creature and so my family can see! Not for another two weeks.

So it’s been kind of a long/rough week but there have been some positives overall. I’ve told most of the people I WANT to know at work and it went over well, even though I was highly nervous to tell my boss! Everyone is excited and completely shocked at how far I am and no one knew! Besides that, just the growing and stretching which has been a pain – literally. I think this week I definitely popped – all of the sudden I have a belly that I can no longer suck in. Oh baby.

On a side note, you can see on the side bar and the top toolbar we have added a Baby Pool. Kevin’s co-worker set up a Baby Pool for people in their office and we’ve decided to open it to our family and friends if you all want to join in. It’s a $10 bet – birthday, gender, height and weight – the winner splits 50/50 with us. Just click the link anywhere on my page and follow the instructions – pay through Paypal within a few days of your bet – you have until March 1st. Good luck! And if you choose Boy on St. Patrick’s Day I will hunt you down.

Also, you can subscribe on the right side bar just by entering your email address. You will be notified when I update so you don’t have to constantly check back. Hope for a great week for you all!

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