The weeks are going so quickly now. It is hard to believe that I am already 17 weeks pregnant. It feels like just yesterday that we were at six weeks, and I was in a constant state of worry and impatience. Now, this whole pregnancy thing is really growing on me (literally and figuratively of course!
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How far along: 17 Weeks
How big is baby: Baby is the size of an onion.
Gender: We are slowly sharing our news with family and friends. Stay tuned.
Weight gain: Still right around ten pounds so far. But after the way I have eaten the last few days, I wouldn’t be surprised if I am closer to fifteen pounds heavier.
Maternity clothes: Still enjoying my small maternity wardrobe. As the weather gets warmer, however, I will be investing in many, many maxi dresses.
Sleep: I finally broke down on Friday and purchased a Snoogle. The Snoogle is a funky shaped pregnancy pillow that provides support for a growing belly. It also fits right between your knees to ease back pain. My first night with the Snoogle was miserable. It was too firm, and I woke up with incredibly sore arms (not sure why my arms were sore). Last night, however, I slept better than I had in weeks. I think I may have figure out how to use the Snoogle, and I know it is going to become more and more useful throughout this pregnancy.
Best moment this week: My husband was the source of my best moment this week. On a whim, he presented us with gift bags. Inside my bag; two movies I have been dying to see and Twizzler Nibs. The best surprise, ever. Even better, he put together a gift bag for our little gummy bear. Inside were two adorable Disney stuffed animals. The baby’s first toys; a Mickey Mouse and a Goofy. I really do have the best, most thoughtful husband on the planet.
Miss anything: This week I don’t feel like I am really missing anything in particular.
Movement: I have felt a few sensations that I think may have been our little gummy bear. The movements aren’t consistent yet, but I can’t wait until they are!
Cravings: My cravings seem to have calmed down a bit this week. I am not craving anything in particular, but I am still having some pretty strong aversions to the same foods; pizza and chicken.
Symptoms: My symptoms are fairly consistent. My exhaustion seems to be back, full force. I have been ravenously hungry as well. I am having a lot of back pain. I continue to have headaches and belly button pains on occasion, too.
Looking forward to: Of course we are looking forward to our anatomy scan in a few weeks when we will finally get to see our little gummy bear once again!
Its so fun to compare the pictures, and see the progress of my baby bump week to week!