At least for this week.
How Far Along: 17 Weeks
Baby's Size: About 5 inches from crown to rump and weighing in at a whopping 5 ounces!
Gender: I have a secret... we found out at my 12 week nuchal translucency ultrasound. :) We will confirm in two weeks and then we'll probably go public. I didn't want to know and Matt did, so we had the u/s tech write it down on a piece of paper. Well, once I had that it my hands (and Matt was convinced of what he saw... I didn't look), it didn't take more than 15 minutes for him to open it and reveal it to me. I will never forget that moment, and I must say, for someone who was previously adamant that I would not want to know the sex of my babies before they were born, I don't regret knowing for a second.
Movement: Maybe. My OB said if I thought I've felt something, I probably have. But, I'm still not convinced.
Sleep: What's that? ;) It's just okay. I am tired and I generally fall asleep pretty well, but I just wake up A LOT.
Maternity Clothes: Not really yet. I wore maternity pants twice this weekend, so I'm getting there but I'm still mostly wearing my usual clothes (and using the belly band with pants). I've gained +/- 7 lbs so far (I'm not really sure what my starting weight was because I almost never weigh myself except at the dr), so I guess that's pretty good. I swear, 2 lbs of that is in my boobs. Good lawd!
Symptoms: Sleep issues and resulting tiredness, headaches (not usual for me), expanding abdomen, fascination with said expanding abdomen, some things even I don't feel comfortable saying on the interwebs (hehe).
Aversions: I think I've actually gotten over most of my aversions. But, the thought of eating yellow squash is repulsive. So random.
Cravings: Root beer, salads, sushi, soup (I always crave soup when it starts to cool down though).
What I miss: This is a funny question to ask someone who did (thankfully just) two rounds of IVF and already lost one little nugget. NOTHING. Yes, I miss drinking beer and eating raw sushi and drinking wine and sleeping well and not getting almost daily afternoon headaches, but not in the grand scheme of things. I know how lucky I am, and I feel grateful every day this little babe is growing bigger and stronger.
Feelings toward pregnancy: Amazement. Awe. Fascination with the changing body. Joy. Gratitude. Disbelief at times. Humble. I love my little belly (not because I think it's pretty but just what it represents), however I think Matt is scared of it. Haha.
Best moment this week: Hearing that sweet heartbeat on Monday and getting good results on my AFP bloodwork!
What I'm looking forward to in the next week: My University of Florida Fighting Gators kicking the Dawgs' butts (pleeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!). Go Gators!
It's hard to tell from the picture, but I think I really popped this week. Not so much that my belly looks bigger in general (I'm sure it is), but it used to be that my stomach was pretty flat when I got up in the AM and until I got some decent food and drink into me. It is definitely not flat anymore. Also, the skirt I'm wearing above is one that I wear fairly frequently, but it's a little big usually. It fit pretty well the last time I wore it (probably two weeks ago), and I am pretty certain that yesterday was the last time I will wear it for a long while! It's just funny to me how quickly things change when I don't even realize they are.