Wednesday, February 22, 2012

17 Weeks

how far along? 17 weeks, Wednesday 2/22/2012
how are you measuring? 17 weeks 2 days (The ultrasound on 1/18 showed the baby was measuring 2 days ahead)
size of baby?
Sweet Potato, 5 1/2 in 5 oz
heartbeat? 153 (as of 2/17/12)
total weight gain/loss? + 6 lbs (as of 2/17/12)
maternity clothes? I am still wearing normal shirts. I wear the maternity pants to work just because they are so comfortable. My jeans still fit, so I haven't purchased maternity jeans yet.
stretch marks? Nope. Still using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter.
I've had a cold this week (I know...AGAIN!) Because of the cold, I have not been sleeping well. I can't breath through my nose, so I wake up a lot. I then start coughing from all of the drainage.
best moment this week?
We had a doctor's appointment on Friday. We both look forward to the appointments. Even if they are just quick listen to the heart beat. Monday was our 2 year anniversary. We will be celebrating this weekend. :)
movement? I have been feeling some sort of movement at least once a day. It usually occurs in the evenings, once I sit down on the couch to relax. I have to be focusing on it to feel it.
food cravings? Um well considering Eric made a HUGE batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies for our anniversary on Monday, right now it's cookies.
gender predictions? Still going to say girl.
what i miss:
Not getting sick every 6 weeks. What I was sick at 4 weeks, 10 weeks and then again 16 weeks.
what i'm looking forward to: I can't believe how close we are to half way there. Wow that's just in 3 weeks. Crazy!!! We can't wait for our anatomy scan in 3 weeks. We might not get to look too much since we are still not wanting to know the gender. I'm still waiting for that obvious belly bump as well.
how are you feeling? Miserable this week thanks to cold #3. I'm finally starting to feel pregnant though. Eric always asks if I feel different and it's always been no until this week. This week I started to feel a "heavy" feeling in my lower abdomen. It's crazy to think there's a baby growing inside of me. :) I did have some round ligament pain earlier today on the right side. It was kind of a weird sensation. It didn't feel like cramps at all. Just a "pulling" pain on the right side. I mean gosh, my uterus is the size of a cantaloupe now. No wonder the ligaments are getting pulled.
Development this week: Today starts week 18 of development. At 5 1/2 inches long and 5 ounces, the baby is filling out and getting large enough to feel those twists, rolls, kicks and punches. The baby is mastering the yawn and hiccups. The little one is now truly one of a kind with unique fingerprints. (According to What to Expect When You're Expecting)


  1. the pulling pain is because its your first baby and your body is haven to rearrange and stretch to give it room to grow it gets painfully as the baby gets bigger ,lest it did with me but i cant handle pain im a wimp !! its alot easier the second time around

  2. What a cute little bump! You may not think you have a noticable bump yet, but you make one cute little mama :)