Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Week 17

Two pictures this week again. I think I was having a bad photo day because I didn't really like a single one I took and I took about 50 it seemed.

Week 17

Week 17

The second outfit is actually when I got home. I had a package that had some leggings (that I probably could have used instead of the ones I did wear) and these awesome mint jeans that I've been lusting over. I'm kind of in love with them. If you'll be at Blissdom this year you'll see my sporting these.

The bump: As you can also tell I tend to get higher or a bit more rounder as the day goes on. I actually think it's because the baby is topped off by a food baby. I can definitely feel my stomach up by my rib cage now.

How far along: 17 weeks

How big is baby: From The Bump - the size of an onion. Baby continues to beef up. Now she's about 5.1 inches long and weighs about 5.9 ounces. Her rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone. And she's growing some meat on those bones -- putting on some fat. She's growing a stronger, thicker umbilical cord, too.

Weight gain/loss: So I had to buy a new scale because mine died. Last week I was up 3.5 pounds. From that I'm down 3 pounds making me 1/2 a pound above my prepregnancy weight. Not sure if this is actually weight loss (I'm really not sure HOW) or if it's just the scale differences. I'm usually spot on when I go to the midwife so I'll see how that one compares.

Stretch marks: Just on my traitorous thighs.

Sleep: Going good so far. I wake up about 2 times per night now to pee but can usually fall right back to sleep after.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Nothing special this week. I did have a mean craving for an open faced roast beef sandwich covered in gravy, but couldn't find one that would do the trick. I think I built it up too big in my head - originally I wanted it on a thick slice of bread, but then it became Texas Toast - I just got over it.

Movement: Not any that I can tell at least. I'm sure I'm just missing whatever it is that I should be looking for.

Symptoms: Round ligament pain OMG. It was so bad earlier in the week it would stop me in my tracks. Usually it's just a I stood up too fast/rolled over too fast sharp pain, but I could have sworn that baby had a knife and was stabbing me right in the ovary. It was a sharp jabbing pain throughout the day. I ended up pulling out my giant pregnancy pillow and it's helped some with it.

What I'm looking forward to: My appointment on Wednesday. We should schedule the BIG ultrasound at the appointment and I can't wait.

How I'm feeling: I was doing pretty good, but man the past couple days have been rough. I went to Houston and back and gave myself cankles from sitting too long in the car. I left Friday and came back Saturday so I could have Sunday to rest, but it was still rough. Then I think I overdid it on Monday at the office and am feeling it.

Random things I didn't know/Problems/Questions: See round ligament pain and also the cankles. I'm also sharing this one because it's totally random. I plan to follow up with my midwife to make sure but since it lasted a day, I'm pretty sure Dr. Google was right on this one. I had been bad about my water intake since about Thursday. I had some tea, but really, not a lot of water. Some, but not as much as I should. Even at the shower on Saturday I had a big glass of water and another small bottle on the drive home. Still not enough. That night we went out with friends and I was sucking down water. Well, water brings on the multiple trips to the bathroom. At the second place we were at I thought the bathroom smelled funny (don't even get me started on bathroom smells now that I have super pregnancy nose - EW). It turns out it was my pee. It had an ammonia smell that was awful. I ended up googling right then and there and found out it most likely has to do with dehydration. Like I said, I've upped my water intake in the past few days and it hasn't come back. Just another random thing no one tells you about.

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