Thursday, October 6, 2011

17 Weeks



Size of Baby: An onion...according to The Bump, 5 1/2 inches and 6 ounces, but she was a little over 7 ounces at the ultrasound Tuesday!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm just going to start going by the weight at my doctor's office...I was down 1 pound from my first visit as of Tuesday.

Maternity Clothes: Still just a few...pants are becoming kind of a necessity now.  If I wear my regular pants, I can't button them, and if I can it's really uncomfortable and not flattering...as Noah put it Monday morning, "Just because you can button them doesn't mean you should." :) So I'm just wearing the maternity pants and rolling down the waist band (GREAT trick if you're in between normal and maternity clothes!).  And a few maternity shirts are starting to fit!

Gender: It's a GIRL!  Emma Ramey

Movement: I feel it a few times a day now...I'm actually feeling a little right now!  Still nothing consistent...I never know when I might feel her because I haven't really figured out her schedule yet.  But at least 2 or 3 times a day I'll feel a little thump!
I accidentally learned Sunday that caffeine makes her go NUTS.  I had a Coke Icee that afternoon, not considering the fact that they have caffeine too.  Well...fast forward to 1:30 in the morning, and we are both still up.  So no more caffeine for this little girl for QUITE awhile. (I did have just a little before the gender ultrasound, and she was very wiggly...so yes, it works, but just a little is all that was needed for us!)

Sleep: Is going downhill quickly.  I've been waking up in the middle of the night for the past week and not able to go back to sleep for an hour or two.  Makes for a LONG day.  I did get my sister in law's maternity pillow this week...it is GREAT!

What I miss: A good night's sleep maybe, but that's it! ...Ok, if I'm being honest, a good spicy tuna roll too. :)

What I am looking forward to: We're going to register this weekend in Birmingham!

Cravings/Aversions: Back on the fruit kick...I can't get enough of it!  I have HATED meat too.  I've found myself picking it out of food at just about every meal.  I know I need some, so I force myself to eat a little bit of it, but it's just gross to me right now!  And certain carbs have been great too.

Symptoms: Not so great sleep.  Morning sickness (literally, just first thing in the morning now)...not every day, but most.  Occasionally I'll get queasy in the middle of the day.  And a few round ligament cramps...they are only when I bend/move the wrong way, and only last a split second, but they HURT!

Best Moment This Week: Finding out this sweet baby is a girl, and is healthy!

Weekly Wisdom: Old wives tales tell you about as much about the gender of your baby as flipping a coin. :)