Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I've realized that since I'm not writing in my pregnancy journal (a gift from pregnancy #2) that these weekly blog posts are my journal and I can always fill in the spaces in the book. This works out just lovely, doesn't it?

How Far Along? 17 weeks, 3 days

Maternity Clothes? As much as possible. I only have 3 pairs of maternity underwear and I simply must buy more because my normal ones are binding and make me have to pee more than I already do.

Weight Gain? I think I gained a pound! I'm trying so hard to eat more but my food preferences change daily. Except for Mexican food. Can't stop craving that. No more OJ at this point. I'm really into my milk; so much so that I drink it out of the jug because I can't wait for a cup. DH has no idea. We're married....he'll get over it.

Stretch Marks? Nothing significant yet. Tattoo is holding up nicely.

Sleep? DH is snoring more and more so that's not helping. I need new earplugs. I wake up every 2 hours to pee. No complaints here on that note.

Best Moment of the Week? Confirming that this kid is indeed trying to communicate with me. We have kicking! Well, mostly taps and the occasional hard knock but it's amazing!

Movement? Yep, and the whole "fluttering" thing needs better explanation. It feels like there is literally a butterfly in my uterus and it doesn't feel soft or anything, more like its crawling around trying to get out. Not as glamorous as I'd imagined it'd be but incredible nonetheless. The kicks , while rare, tickle and make me jump and giggle. I then have a massive smile on my face. People around me think I'm insane. Oh well.

Food Cravings? Mexican food (chicken chimichangas at local restaurants, Taco Supreme at Be.ll). Slushies. Grilled cheeseburgers. Homemade potato salad. Pickles (sparingly). Virgin Bloody Mary's (mostly for the pickle that comes in it). Steak on the grill. Corn on the cob. Watermelon. Ice cream. Hate all things fast-food. Other than Tac.o Bel.l or Taco J.ohns.

Gender? Still thinking boy. DH and I are each picking out nursery themes/bedding sets online and he told me he's got some "cute ideas" for a girl's nursery and is glad we're waiting to buy them till we find out because he doesn't want to get too attached to a theme and then get bummed out. What? From the guy who's always wanted a boy?

What I Miss? A sex life. I want nothing to do with that stuff so its kind of driving a wedge between DH and me, emotionally. But we're still going quite strong. Other than that, nothing.
Symptoms: A nice bloody nose at work this morning; I'm chalking it up to the Heparin and dry air. Still feel sick when around food or smells I hate. Same stuff as last week.

What I'm looking forward to? A bigger belly, feeling consistent kicks, finding out what's cookin' in there!

Weekly Wisdom: Your husband may become just as emotional as you are. DH has teared up many times when talking about the baby, seeing babies or little toddlers, watching " Home" on Lifetime, etc. Even that recent Pampers commercial made him choke up!

Milestones: Feeling baby movement! Also, I stopped doing the doppler check every 2 days about a week or so ago. I'm up to every 5 days. The movement/kicking has been so reassuring but I love that whoosh-whoosh sound so much.

Emotions: Oh so many.

This week's belly pic, taken yesterday at 17w2d:

When seeing pictures like this I think I look so "huge" and I still can't fathom how much bigger I'm going to get!

Also, I'm going to start being weaned off the daily 10mg of Prednisone now so by the end of next week I'll be done with that. My next problem is continuing to find room on my belly for the Heparin shots. They're becoming more and more painful and the bruising is getting worse, making less room. How do I do these with an even bigger belly? I think I need smaller needles.


kkasun said...

What a cute belly!!!
I am with you on the sex thing, I have zero interest and a lot of intimidation about it.
My poor hubby hasn't gotten any in months (I was restricted from it for 3 months though, due to a hematoma).
Congrats on the movement!!

Baby Hopes said...

Very cute! These updates are the sweetest!

Calmly Chaotic said...

The belly looks great! I am with you on the Mexican food front, can't get enough of it! As for the sex life... it may come back in a few weeks so don't get too discouraged!

Bridget said...

oh my gosh- what a cute belly!! I'm so happy you can feel the baby move, I can't wait for that!!

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

Beautiful belly! Got all teary with this post.

Congrats Christa!

LisaB said...

Aww you look SO good! What a cute bump! How exciting that you can feel some movement! I love your updates and how you explain everything. :-)

MyTwoLines said...

You look great! These posts will be so fun to read way in the future, so glad you are documenting it all!

Jessica said...

I can't believe you're already that far along girl!! Woohoo!

Sarah said...

You look great! I'm so happy everything is going so well for you. =)

With respect to heparin -- is there a reason you are taking that instead of lovenox? The lovenox is just a single daily injection you can do until 34 weeks. It also comes in generic, which is much cheaper.

Liz said...

It sounds like everything is going right along for you! Your baby bump is ust too cute! Woohoo!

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