How far along? 17 Weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: 16lbs. (Pre-pregnancy weight: 110lbs-112lbs.) It doesn’t matter if I am watching my intake- sticking to lean protein and veggies, or chowing down on Cheetos and chicken tenders.. the weight is coming on.
Maternity clothes? Just about in full maternity. I attempted to ‘slip’ into a pair of my favorite cream slacks this morning when I was trying to figure out what I was going to wear- thinking I would just wear the belly band with them (basically, I’m screwed at this point if I don’t have any clue what I think I want to wear. I have to do it the night before.) After wiggling into them, I quickly pulled them off for fear that if I made any sudden movements I would tear the seam down the rear. I may have shed a few tears after that episode. I don’t understand how some women wear their pre-preggo clothes through their entire pregnancy. Yes, I am aware that I am carrying twins- but just saying.. Wearing my go-to Gap Pure Body Side Ruched Tanks here in this picture- love them. Simply L.O.V.E. them to the moon and back.
Stretch marks? No- although Jordan continues to remind me of the lotion that I need to get to help with them. I think he overheard me and the girls talking about it a couple weeks back and so now he has got it on the brain. Anyone have any tips on the type of lotion to get?
Sleep: In bed by 8:30pm-9pm every night. Sleeping well for the most part. I get up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom, but don’t have trouble falling back to sleep really.
Best moment this week: When I was drawing on the chalkboard, Jordan asked me what size the girls were at 17 weeks.
Me: They are the size of an onion now- getting so big!
Jordan: Well, that’s not what you are writing.. wait, they can hear now? Why didn’t you tell me this?
Me: We talked about it last week while you were talking to my belly- and I told you at 17 weeks they should be able to hear you..
Jordan: But, you didn’t tell me they can hear now! I would have talked to them already…
Me: You mean, since today- the start of 17 weeks, they can hear and your upset because I haven’t told you yet?
Silly boy. Makes me laugh:)
Miss Anything? The versatility of my pre-pregnancy wardrobe. Dangit.
Movement: No! I find myself laying really still trying to see if I feel the flutters, and then I realize I’ve stopped breathing, which can’t be good for any of us residing in this body. It takes me a few seconds to recover from not breathing and try it again- with the same ‘not breathing’ stunt I pulled before. I’m over it at that point. How do I lay really still AND keep on breathing?
Food cravings: Dry cereal, Fruit, Plain Greek Yogurt, and anything salty- think, pickled okra and saurekraut. The thought of one of those Reuben sandwiches makes my mouth water- never even thought twice about something like that pre-preggo. Oh, and how could I forget, fried food. I suppose the pregnancy gods are getting the best of my appetite now because I typically wouldn’t touch that kind of stuff 5 months ago.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No queasiness or nausea at all this week. We enjoyed not one, not two, but three meat protein dinner meals. A major change from before.
Gender: Still have them girls in there.
Labor Signs: Nah.
Symptoms: When I am out and about running errands or whatever, I’ve become very aware of every bathroom in the vicinity of the area. I have to go all the time. Often times I find myself flushing the toilet, getting my clothes situated and comfortable, washing my hands, and realizing I have to pee. Again. True story. Happened about 3 minutes before sitting down to finish this post. I’m ravenous for the most part- but when I do eat I attempt to get in smaller portions. Depending on what I’m eating, I get full really quickly. Yesterday I was miserable after eating just one (6-oz) carton of Greek yogurt and a handful of grapes. I’m also pretty sure I’m the only one blowing her nose every 5 minutes when it is 100+ degrees outside. We were laying by the pool yesterday and I couldn’t breathe out of either nostril at all whatsoever.
Belly Button in or out? Innie.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, Happy, and a little grouchy some mornings. I’m still SO tired all the time- I used to be a morning person, but not so much these days.
Looking forward to: Beginning my 5th month of pregnancy- and hopefully to be feeling those baby girls soon! I’ve been feeling good and enjoying every minute of my pregnancy- such a blessing. I can’t belive how fast this is all flying by!
July 19, 2012 Leave a Comment