Wednesday, September 21, 2011

17 weeks

(Today's post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)


Total Weight Loss/Gain:  I am still down about 5 lbs from the morning of transfer, but at least the scale is now moving up.  I plan to discuss my lack of weight gain with my OB tomorrow at my appointment.

Maternity Clothes:  I bought a few pairs of pants because, although I could still fit into many of my old pants, they were feeling a little uncomfortable on my abdomen.  Haven't had to buy any maternity shirts yet.

Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep:  OK.  I'm trying to train myself to sleep on my left side, and that's been tough.  I am getting up 1-2 times a night to pee.

Movement: They are moving but I haven't felt them yet.

Cravings/Aversions:  My aversions are fewer than before, but I still have many.  No real cravings.

Gender:  We hope to find out in just a little over a week!

Symptoms:  (To be clear, just providing information here, not complaining. . . )  Still more tired than usual, though not as tired as during the first trimester.  My nipples are sore and sensitive and still have the bumps I described in my 16 weeks post.  My nausea is better in that it is less severe most days and doesn't seem to last as long--I've only had to take one dose of Zofran in the past two weeks--but I'm still far from normal.  I am hungry every 2-3 hours, whether nauseated or not, and even small meals leave me feeling as bloated as I would after Thanksgiving dinner.  (Most of the day my upper abdomen is bigger than my "bump" because of all the bloating.)  I still have occasional heartburn, but I've cut out Zantac and Prilosec.  I don't perceive a pattern to which foods will make me feel worse than others, which is frustrating at times.

What I miss: Being able to eat what I want, whenever I want.

What I look forward to: Anatomy scan on 10/7.

Moods: Generally good.

Milestones: Hmm.  I can't think of any since my 16 weeks post.

Medical concerns: None so far.

Sex?:  Meh, not so much.  In addition to my not feeling so great, MM was sick part of last week, too.

Misc:  MM continues to be anxious and concerned about the babies.  Before a wedding last weekend, while waiting for the outdoor ceremony to start, he meant to bring me a glass of lemonade and inadvertently brought me a margarita instead.  (I realized it after the first small sip.)  He was worried all through the wedding.  He also thought I shouldn't be doing the macarena at the reception because it might "disturb" the babies. 

Also, MM and I went on our first date four years ago today!  Awwww. . . .


  1. Can't wait to hear all about the anatomy scan. So exciting!! Glad you're feeling better.

  2. Wait a second! How did you jump ahead of me to 18 weeks? I'm not trying to be competitive or anything! :)

    Good job with the weight!

  3. @michelle, OMG. Your comment made me realize I'm actually 17 weeks today, not 18. *sigh*

    Off to correct my title. . .

  4. 17 weeks! Yay! Can't wait to check back in a few weeks to learn the news of their gender. :)

  5. I hope you're getting to enjoy the pregnancy a little and aren't feeling too awful! Don't worry about a sip of margarita! :) I had a random sip here and there after the first trimester, and all turned out fine!

  6. Fantastic.... great to hear your pregnancy news :) Wonderful that your scan is coming up so soon... so exciting :)) xoxo


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