Tuesday, March 20, 2012

17 Weeks

How Far Along: 17 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the baby is approximately 5.5 inches long crown to rump (similar to an sweet potato) and weighs around 5 ounces.

Picture of Baby: No new pictures taken since my last scan at 15+3. I will have a new picture this Thursday.

Maternity Clothes: Thank God for maternity clothes! I tried wearing one of my pre-pregnancy flowy tops as it has been quite warm and they just don't fit me anymore. They are way to short and nothing is more unattractive than a pregnant woman with her belly hanging out of her shirt!

Weight Gain:  Still holding steady as far as I know. I will know for sure on Thursday when I step on the dreaded scale. Ugh!

Belly: Big. It seems to be getting bigger and bigger everyday. I will post a picture soon.

Stretch Marks: None yet but I have feeling they are coming. 

Sleep: Nighttime insomnia has officially begun! I think it is partially due to the fact that I need a nap when I get home from work. I am also unable to sleep through the night without having to get up to eat.

Best Moment of the Week: Clothes shopping...for the baby, not me. Since we are not telling anyone the gender until after the shower, my husband and I will be responsible for the entire wardrobe. We went to Carter's and Gymboree and picked up a bunch of stuff in newborn and 0-3 months. I think we are good for a while!

Movement: None yet :o(

Symptoms: Constant hunger, back pain and fatigue are the most noticeable. I have been having a bit of heartburn in the morning but it isn't anything that I can't live with. I also had some swelling of the feet yesterday but I think that was due to the heat and me being on the go all day.

Food Cravings: Chips, chicken salad sandwiches and diet Dr. Pepper.

Gender: We found out a week and a half ago but we are keeping it to ourselves until after the shower. It is getting harder and harder not slipping when we talk about the baby.

What I Miss: Being able to sleep on my stomach. I have been having a lot of round ligament pain and rolling from side to side is sometimes painful. The pregnancy pillow helps but it isn't perfect.

What I'm Looking Forward to: My A/S on Thursday. While I am very excited to hear the words "everything looks perfect" I also know that this is the ultrasound where they will find something wrong if it is there. I really don't know what is worse, the fear I had when we did the NT scan or the fear associated with this scan. My husband is also having rotator cuff surgery tomorrow so I am looking forward to that being over with as well.

Nursery:  Wood floor is ordered and should be in late next week. Once it is here the install will take place about a week later.

Weekly Wisdom: Worrying does not change the outcome of anything!

Milestones: One of the biggest milestones for me will be this Thursday at our A/S. Once I know that the baby is perfect, I will feel so much better.


  1. Yipee! 17 weeks! That is awesome! So exciting! PS don't buy too much "newborn" outfits they outgrow things Very quickly LOL! Your peanut will be walking befoe you know it! I can't wait to see the belly and sono pic!
    I have my appt next Tuesday, baseline with Dr. Braverman! this is my 7th attempt! but the boys keep me busy and distracted lol

  2. congratulations on week 17, krystyn! i will be thinking about you on thursday and hope that your husband's surgery goes well tomorrow!!
    amen to what you said about worry! i need to keep repeating that to myself <3
    have a great wednesday

  3. I love that you are documenting your journey like this! What a great way to have a diary to look back on. Wishing you well!!

  4. I would stop drinking caffiene.. and the aspartame in the diet dr. pepper isnt good either.. praying for you and your baby!