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.

4 comments:

  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

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  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
    xoxo
    maria

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  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!!

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

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