How far along: 17 weeks
Babe size: Onion--about 5 inches from head to bottom!
Total weight gain/loss: About another pound...I'm holding steady at gaining about a pound a week...give or take a few ounces. (I'm pretty sure I'm gaining it all in the chest--oh my!--and love handles. Just had to be honest.)
Sleep: Still pretty good. I wake up constantly to switch sides.
Movement: Been feeling some pops and twists, but again, nothing for sure that I could say is baby.
Food cravings/aversions: I'm back to really enjoying grilled chicken...a food I could basically live on pre-pregnancy. I'm still not fond of anything that's too sweet such as sugary beverages. They still leave me with that metal mouth taste. However, I'm loving chocolate.
Pregnancy Symptoms:Well I definitely felt more pregnant this week. I'm feeling more round ligament pain...mainly when I get up from sitting for a long time. Also, by the end of the day, I feel a lot of pressure at the top of my rib cage and just feel heavy all over my stomach. Taking walks has been helping tremendously with that.
What I miss: My normal clothes fitting. Many still do...but I especially miss being able to put on whatever pair of shorts, capris, or long pants I choose. Getting dressed is starting to become a hassle. I can just imagine what it will be like down the road!
What I'm looking forward to: Our second ultrasound coming up in a couple weeks. I'm anxious to see her again!
Milestones: Baby's bones are hardening and she is accumulating body fat now!
Best moment this week: Getting the office cleaned out that is going to be the nursery. We wanted to get it to a point where we could work on it as we got the urge this summer. Now I need to work on getting the closet cleaned out...because she's already accumulating quite the number of items!
Moments with Justin: I need to start writing these down as they happen because pregnancy brain causes me to forget! I guess one of the sweetest things I do remember from this week is after we got the office cleaned out, I noticed Justin standing in the doorway looking into the empty room. It's becoming so real to us even more so now and I thought it was so sweet to see him looking into the room just thinking about everything that is to come.