Missed week 16 due to being at the Toy Fair the day before… took me awhile to get back on my blogging routines! Pregnancy can slow ya down a bit! Here’s how it’s going 17 weeks in!
Symptoms: Only one small headache that was over in a few hours with no need to take anything. Hip pain comes and goes – very annoying because I really am feeling the itch to get out and walk since the weather has been nicer than usual for February. Bouts of nausea are getting shorter and farther between – what a relief!
Weight Gain: I am 131.5 – so only gained a 1/2 pound the past 2 weeks. I’m hoping this is normal – last pregnancy I think I gained a steady pound a week, but this time I seem to be holding steady. Can’t say it’s because I’m not eating, because I pretty much eat everything in sight!
What I like: Honestly, it might be weird, but I LIKE watching my belly grow – it’s kinda fun to have that little soccer ball shape sticking out in front now – makes it feel more “real!” But I am really popping out already – I got pretty big with my first, so I expect I’ll be the same this time! Of course, different outfits give a different profile and that’s not a maternity shirt I’m wearing so maybe it makes me look a bit bigger?
What I don’t like: Sleep is getting less comfortable, as is turning over to switch sides. And I often wake up to find myself on my back, which I know I’m not supposed to do the bigger I get, but my body just LIKES being more flat instead of flopped on my side (I am typically a stomach sleeper, so sleep does not come easily in pregnancy for me!).
Things to Consider: After my last doctor visit, and a few impersonal ones prior, I am seriously considering switching practices. I’d also have to deliver in a different hospital, so that is a concern for me. I’m wondering if any of my readers have switched doctors mid-pregnancy? Also, I’d like to take a Bradley method birthing class – I need to prepare!!
Looking foward to: Finding out the gender (yes, unless we have some last minute reversal, I think we are finding out!). Also, feeling the baby move – I’ve felt a few tiny gurgles that I think *might* be the baby, but not 100% sure! That’s my favorite – all the little kicks and nudges!
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