Sunday, March 4, 2012

17 Weeks

 This Week: 17 Weeks, 3 Days
A mini baby belly- look close, there is a sweet potato in there!

Total weight gain/loss: NADA!  So excited the weight gain has been zero- thanks to my treadmill that is parked in the middle of my living room (so that when I am watching TV, I feel guilty and get on it...) 2 miles a night, 4-5 nights a week.  My new found love of applesauce and pomegranate popsicles are helping to keep the lbs off so far. (I used to LOATHE applesauce)
Maternity clothes? Nope, still wearing the normal, pre-knocked up clothes (but my jeans are getting a bit tight...)

Stretch marks? No - using my cocoa butter daily- I heard stretch marks are mostly inherited- meaning if my mother had them, I will...but she said she didn't really get any.  Fingers crossed!

Size of Baby (in produce)? A Sweet Potato this week.  I was at the store tonight and saw the sweet potatoes, and actually picked one up trying to figure out how that could be compared to the baby in my belly.

 Sleep: No issues here, except for waking up to PEE nonstop.  And the dreams I have been having lately are beyond bizarre, and so real.  My poor husband got the brunt of one of my dreams- I woke up and was so mad at him, and then realized it was all a dream.  I was actually crying in my sleep.  WHAT IS GOING ON?! Pregnancy is crazy.
Best moment this week: Good news from the Dr that my Thyroid is back to normal levels right now- still on the meds and more blood tests to monitor, but so far, so good.
Miss Anything? MY HUSBAND, My trusty Yellow Tail Cabernet, extra caffeine americanos in the morning, subway turkey sandwiches, banana beer... the list goes on, but those are what i have missed this week.

Movement: I *think* I have felt something, but from what I have read, it might just be those darn gas bubbles...  eagerly waiting to feel a kick (or punch).
Food cravings: Pomegranate Popsicles, applesauce, V8 juice, and tonight, Eggo waffles (weird...haven't had those since i was maybe...8 years old?)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still can't even look at chicken (makes me want to gag just writing this) and shrimp.  Gahh!
Have you started to show yet: A teeny little bit- hard to tell if its baby or bloat.
Gender: Girl (80% sure... confirmation to come this week or next)
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Changes day to day- missing my husband most days, which makes me more moody than I would probably be if he was here.  I am a little quicker to get frustrated at silly things too.
Looking forward to: My Dr. Appointment this week, finding out if its a girl still, or if it has sprouted boy parts!

Other news? Looking forward to my parents visit for St. Patricks Day- no green beer for this girl though (damnit).  Can I have O'Douls?  That is non-alcoholic, right?  I have a LONG list of things to get accomplished with them, starting with buying a new mattress (I figure being preggo is the perfect reason to get that tempurpedic mattress I have been wanting! Thanks Baby Abel for giving me a reason to justify such a huge purchase!) and having my dad do some 'man' things in the backyard (like lawnwork and pressure washing my concrete...if he is reading this, thanks dad!) 
Making Daddy proud- already throwing up the UT Hook 'Em Horns