How far along: 17 weeks 0 days. Crciket is the size of an onion! Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.
Total weight gain/loss: 17 lbs...right on target - to hit the full 40 lbs. Eek!
Maternity clothes: Oh, yeah!
Stretch marks: Hip and thigh ones are flaring up from puberty.
Sleep: Able to sleep harder now in between bathroom runs :) Lovin' that!
Movement: We have movement! It's irregular and infrequent, but it's there. Can't wait for more :)
Cravings/Aversions: Cravings: Nothing specific this week. Aversions: Stinky odors, red meat, and whatever doesn't agree with me on any given day.
Gender: at this point, we have decided not to find out...let's see if we hold steadfast to that! DH says boy, I say girl.
Symptoms: Let's see, heartburn mildly kicking in, about to go up another cup size in the BBs to a D...borderline right now, otherwise the usual.
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach.
What I look forward to: Regular movement, seeing Hubby's face when he gets to feel her move.
Moods: Chipper :) Sappy bawling at times as well (like this morning!)
Milestones: My belly popped. I woke up Tuesday morning and I now look pregnant, not just full. I am amused that something like that can happen overnight!
Medical Concerns: Hypothyroid, anxiety, migraines. Ready for the list? Syn.throid 50 mcg, Zo.loft 75 mg, Zo.fran pump, Iron, D3, B12, Vitamin C, Folic acid, no more prenatals, Bene.fiber, stool softeners. I feel like a major pill popper.
Weekly Wisdom: Carry TUMS. The extra bottle is worth it when the heartburn randomly kicks in.
Best moment this week: Finishing registering without getting kicked out! And getting started on the nursery.
Worst moment this week: Ummm, actually had a fairly good week, for me :)