17 Weeks

How far along? 17 weeks!

How big is baby? He or she is about 5 1/2″ long from crown to bum, and weighs about 5 oz., about the same as a turnip, according to BabyCenter.ca!

No, I'm only having one turnip - unless my ultrasound in a couple weeks gives me some big surprises!

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Total weight gain/loss: I’m not too sure, but I’m pretty sure I’ve gained at least 5lbs. I’m starting to actually feel pregnant in the way that my tummy is obviously bigger. I’ll know for sure how much I’ve gained when I go to the doctor tomorrow morning.

Maternity Clothes? I took Kyle shopping with me Thursday night last week and finally bought a pair of dressy maternity pants for work. The store was having a pretty good sale, so I was thrilled! (FYI: Maternity clothes are EXPENSIVE! It’s not even fair) I’m really trying to hold back on buying a lot of wintery clothes since I’ll be at my biggest in the spring/summer!

Stretch marks? Still none!

Sleep: Still very hit or miss, but this past week has been alright, only having to get up once every night to go to the bathroom instead of three times! I’ve really watched my liquid intake in the evening, and I think that’s helped a lot. And, not necessarily when I’m sleeping, but when I’m laying down my hips get really achy and sore. No fun.

Movement: Still no actual “Oh, that was the baby!” kind of movement, but every so often I’ll be lying down and wonder if I’m actually feeling baby flutters. Then I’ll fart and realize it’s just gas. Oh well. (TMI again, sorry)

Food cravings: I’m really wanting a breakfast burrito from McDonald’s. I was going to go out and get one yesterday morning but about 5″ of snow fell at my house and I just didn’t feel like going out onto the roads to get one. They really need to serve breakfast all day, not just until 11. I also really want waffles, lol.

What I miss: I miss being comfortable. My body seems to be aching more than ever before. It’s like a did a full day of mountain climbing or something. My hips and legs are just achy.

What I am looking forward to: Painting the baby’s room! My mom and I primed the room on the weekend (there shall be a post later this week on that) and we’re just waiting to find out what we’re having before we go and pick a colour!

Milestones: Not really a huge milestone, but getting my energy back and not gagging every time Kyle cooks his hash brown mix. The peppers in the mix used to make me want to gag, but I can finally handle the smell enough to at least comfortably sit beside him while he eats, lol!

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2 thoughts on “17 Weeks

  1. Next time around I want to be pregnant during the summer months – the maternity clothes are so much cuter! And you can get away with bigger sizes of “regular” clothes, like sundresses and whatnot – and save money :)

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