Sunday, April 21, 2013

Baby W: 17 Weeks

Total weight gain: Not really sure. Conveniently, my scale is still in Omaha :) My guess is 8-9 pounds by now.
Maternity clothes: Still in regular clothes. I'm not super excited to go shopping for clothes that make me realize just how big I'm getting! I talked to a very pregnant friend this weekend (she's due in 3 weeks) and she said I can borrow some of her super-cute maternity clothes once the time comes. Win!
Stretch marks: Not yet
Sleep: I'm not sleeping all that well right now. I toss and turn a lot, and once I'm awake I can't go back to sleep. Hoping that gets better in the next couple weeks, but I'm not holding my breath. 
Best moment this week: Mike and I just returned from the Twin Cities, where we spent the weekend for a wedding of two Creighton friends. It was so great to see friends that we hadn't seen in a while, and of course to witness A&A's wedding!
Miss anything?:  Of course I could have gone for a glass of wine (or three) at the wedding... and maybe that would have improved my dance moves, but I didn't miss the headache this morning! Instead, my Shirley Temples were quite delicious :) 
Movement: I've had a few little flutters this week that feel like a goldfish swimming around, and from talking to a co-worker, that's probably a kick! It was fun to have more than one this week, so I'll let you know next week if it continues to happen more frequently.
Food cravings: As of yesterday, I could really go for some of my Aunt Linda's pickle roll-ups! Oh- and Mike finally caved and we went to Cherry Berry for frozen yogurt last week for a friend's birthday. YUM!
Anything make you queasy or sick?: Nope.

Aches and pains: I think my headaches come on Monday when I'm trying to flip my sleep schedule back for work, so I still had that this week. My legs continue to ache (I don't foresee that changing), and this week I've had a few lower back aches. That's probably only going to get worse too, huh?
Starting to show yet?: I think I'm almost past the awkward food-baby stage... surely no one can eat this many cheeseburgers?!
Gender prediction: No clue, but after talking to a couple friends this weekend Mike is 200% set on not finding out what we're having... so I guess it will be a surprise!
Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out?: In, but still getting more shallow! 
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Happy or Moody most of the time?: Happy, unless you withhold food or sleep :)
Most looking forward to: We have another doctor appointment this week, so looking forward to hearing the heartbeat again. No ultrasound for another 3-4 weeks, but I'll take a healthy heartbeat any day!


  1. Yay! I think surprise gender is the way to go! :)

  2. Amy, you look so cute! I bet you're feeling baby, both my girls were around 17.5 weeks for me. Pickle roll-ups are the bomb!! That's so fun you're surprising yourself! Yay, yay, yay, so much fun! I still can't fit into my wedding ring comfortably, sad sad day.

  3. Thanks guys! Mel, with the rate you're going, your rings will fit in no time! And yes- pickle roll-ups are the bomb! Had a very sad realization last night though, that I'm not supposed to eat lunch meat. So now they're a no-go for quite a while! :(