Friday, February 4, 2011

Week 17...

(Originally posted on 1/17/11)

New format for my weekly picture updates! The "Pictures" page was becoming too crowded with all the text and thumbnails, so I've decided to remove most of the words and instead create a blog entry for every new week! Exciting, right? Yeah, not really... Anyway, here we go!

How far along?: 17 weeks, 2 days

Baby's Size: about 5.6 inches (the size of a sweet potato), and 6.7 oz

Bellybutton: Still in!

Stretchmarks: None, but I know it's still early

Maternity Clothes: Still in "regular" clothes

Gender: No idea, 2.5 more weeks until we find out!

Movement: Trying to pay more attention to any 'quickening' feelings, but haven't felt anything in a few weeks

Sleep: A-OK! Sleeping most on my left side or on my tummy.

Symptoms: Energy is good, mild headaches every now and then, and morning sickness about every other meal. Also, no matter how I feel, every time I enter a public restroom, my body has been conditioned to throw up. I try not to use public bathrooms unless absolutely necessary.

Food Aversions: Salad seems yucky to me

Food Cravings: Oranges and grapes

What I miss: I miss eating sushi -- I can't wait to have a Rainbow roll in July!

What I am Looking forward to: Feeling Baby's first kicks!


Matthew and I are getting closer to narrowing down Baby's name... We are down to about 10 finalists (for each gender), but we probably won't reveal anything until we decide for sure.

Also, I told 2 more coworkers about my pregnancy. I'm not really planning on formally announcing it to everyone, but if the conversation comes up organically, I don't plan on hiding it. In this situation, my coworker noticed I was wearing flats (as opposed to the heels I usually wear) and commented on them. I had to explain that family has been getting on me for wearing heels during pregnancy, so I had to invest in some flat options.

Matthew, on the other hand, has told a total of 1 coworker. I guess guys don't really talk about babies much, huh?


Since I didn't use this format prior to this week, here are the little snippits I wrote for the previous weeks:

Weeks: 8-11

Ok, so we missed a few weeks, but really my belly didn't change much the first few weeks

Week 12:

Then all of a sudden, a larger belly popped out of nowhere. All pregnancies are different, and usually women who were skinny to begin with don't start showing until week 15, but holy cow, look at me! I've had horrible morning sickness since week 5 and haven't been able to keep my food down, plus, the scale claims that I've lost some weight (from where, who knows!?) so that can't be from the food I'm consuming... are there triplets in there?!?!

Week 13:

I'm officially in my 2nd trimester now, but none of my first trimester symptoms have gone away completely...

Week 14:

Merry Christmas!!! Our baby's Christmas in utero was filled with lots of love and laughs!

Week 15:

Happy New Year!!! No better way to start off 2011 than with a Raider win! It's going to be a good year for sure :)

Week 16:

I think my morning sickness is coming to an end.. FINALLY! Did I mention that I felt "quickening" the other day?!?! Amazing...