(I tried to smile like a normal person. It did not work. I promise I'm happy!)
How far along: 17 weeks and 1 day!
Gender: We will find out on Nov. 18th! At my appointment today one baby has a heartbeat of 153 and the other is at 147 now, I'm hoping the old wives tale is right and it's a boy and a girl!
Weight gain: I am up about 5 pounds! I lost 12 in the first trimester, but I'm a little overweight so the doctor isn't concerned.
Maternity clothes: I am now in maternity pants. I can still fit into my shirts, but they are getting a a little short!
Stretch marks: Not yet, but I am very itchy right now so trying not to itch so I don't get them!
Belly button in or out: Still in!
Sleep: Some nights are good, some not so much. I am not strictly a side sleeper now which can make me stiff and I am up at 3am sharp to go to the bathroom every night.
Best moment this week: Seeing the babies today! They were both moving around, kicking their tiny legs! I saw a little face and a spine. It was really neat.
Miss anything: Being able to bend over and move normally. Not getting winded coming up and down the basement steps. Basically any normal non-pregnant movement.
Movement: I think I have felt some flutters the last week or two, but nothing for sure yet. I am really excited to be able to feel them though!
Cravings: Sweets mostly. And sunflower seeds!
Queasy or sick: I think the morning sickness is finally easing up. I don't want to jinx it though! I thought that week before last then last week was horrific. But hopefully it's almost done so I can start gaining weight! So weird to say but I don't want little babies!Looking forward to: Our big ultrasound next month! Excited to finally be able to answer the "what are they?" question and make sure they are growing on track!
I got these neat questions from the blog Little Baby Garvin, I thought it was a fun way to keep track of the weeks! So far, this pregnancy has been rough. Morning sickness is a real bummer and it makes me feel bad because I am not able to eat all that I should. So I am hoping that it is finally going away so I can start gaining all the weight I need to. I am getting uncomfortable already, back pain, hip pain and trouble sleeping. I have to keep reminding myself that being sick is actually a good thing, it means they are still doing well and growing! And the discomfort I'll just get used to, I wanted this and that's just how it is! At the end of the day I am very grateful and excited for these little guys to get here! I will admit it hits me sometimes and makes me really nervous. A coworker of mine just had her baby today and it hit me that once they get here, that's it. Our lives will never be the same and that's mostly good. There will obviously be some rough times, especially when they are tiny but it'll all be worth it. I am just so happy they are doing well and bouncing around in there like happy campers!
This is the picture I took at 15 weeks, it's pretty much the same as week 17 which is why I didn't post it. Bosley decided to sneak in the picture.