Wednesday, October 9, 2013

17 Weeks

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How Far Along: 17 weeks and 1 day

Size of Baby: According to The Bump, the baby is the size of an onion and is about 5.1 inches long.

Total Weight Gain: +4.5 pounds I lost a pound this week. I guess the gain from last week was all the birthday celebrations!

Gender: Next week is our big ultrasound!! We are SO excited to know what this little baby is!

Maternity Clothes: I'm still able to wear both regular clothes and maternity clothes, but I find myself gravitating more to the maternity clothes that I have because they are *so* much more comfortable!

Wedding Rings On/Off: On

Stretch Marks: None yet

Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty well most of the time this week and waking up less in the middle of the night. There are still a couple of nights when I wake up super early and cannot go back to sleep!! I've been having *crazy* dreams, though. I can't remember many details once I'm fully awake, but they are *weird.*

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing really new this week. I'm still not eating a whole lot of meat. I'm wanting lots of water...and it has to be *really* cold. Lots of ice is a must.

Symptoms: As I mentioned before, I'm having really weird dreams {none about the baby yet, though}. I'm still pretty tired, but I have days where I feel like I have a little more energy. My sense of smell is also completely off the charts. If I cook with onions or garlic, I smell it in the house for WEEKS {and if you read the chalkboard, you know I don't enjoy that}! I've started using frozen chopped onions and jarred minced garlic which has helped a little! And my Scentsy is always on and my pumpkin candles are always burning!

Mood: Overall, I'm still really happy most of the time. I do cry even easier than normal, though...and anyone that knows me well knows that it already didn't take much {at all} to make me cry. I once cried at a dolphin show at the Georgia Aquarium. I know. It's not even like I'm a huge dolphin lover or anything! I just kept thinking about how proud their trainers probably were. So...that probably gives you an idea of how often I'm crying these days. :)

What I Miss: I would really love some sushi! I'll have to wait until March for that, though!

Looking Forward To: Finding out if this sweet baby is a boy or a girl and also feeling those first flutters!

Best Moment This Week: Daniel and I went on a Starbucks date this weekend. We went to Starbucks *all the time* when we were dating. It was fun to sit there now that we're expecting our first baby and talk about all those sweet memories.

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  1. Happy 17 weeks!!! Only one more week and you will be finding out what that sweet baby is!!! :) I can't wait to find out! Hopefully you won't be waking up at 3:30 am anymore from here on out.

  2. No sushi for you! Maybe after the baby is here. My hunch is that it's a girl... :) We will find out soon!