Monday, September 10, 2012

17 Week Survey-Baby O #2

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 147 lbs-- 6 lbs. total.  At this point with Graydon I had already gained 11 lbs.
How big is baby? Baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.- Baby Center
Maternity clothes?  Still wearing mostly regular clothes. At the end of last week I wore a maternity dress for the first time and then also some maternity jeans. I like that they don't push into my stomach but I constantly feel like I am pulling them up. Shirts are still way too big on me but my regular shirts are starting to get too small.
Sleep: OK, esp. since I've been taking half a unisom to help sleep better which works wonders.
Best moment this week:  This past week was AWESOME. Seriously one of the best in a while. Friday I had to work which was sort of a bummer, but I have to make up some days from when I was sick.  I had a doctor's appointment and the baby's Heart Rate was a strong 150.  It was nice to get some questions answered. The way I'm feeling with the severe exhaustion is definitely from the meds I'm on to control the migraines.  My OB said I should start feeling a lot better soon. Friday night it was crummy out so I took Graydon to the mall and he played in the Tree House there for a long time and then kept trying to see where the carousel was because he wanted to ride the horsies so bad. It was so cute...he ended up riding a frog in the end and kept saying Up and Down! and Round and round!  Saturday I started the morning off my having breakfast with my good friend Christy at Wolfgang's, which was a great way to start off the day! I had banana bread french toast with bananas and peanut butter, coffee and orange juice. It was very good!  After that we got a lot of stuff done around our house and then in the afternoon we went to my friend Kerri's. Her family watched Graydon for us all evening while we had a belated Birthday dinner for my husband with Mike and Lyn at this authentic Italian restaurant. The food was seriously phenomenal.  It was one of the best dinners we have ever had, not to mention the awesome company!  Sunday Graydon was so tired that he let us sleep in until a little after 9. We ended up skipping church, going grocery shopping and then spending all afternoon at an indoor pool/water slide. Graydon did awesome which was really unexpected. He LOVED going down the slide, it was so great! Afterward we stopped at Robinette's for cider and pumpkin spice donuts and then visited with our small group for an hour or so. We were all so tired we needed to get home and to bed. Such a fun weekend!
Movement: Nothing really yet! Sometimes when I'm lying down I think I feel stuff but not sure!
Food cravings: Cereal, juice, fruit, ice cream, chocolate!
Food aversions:  Some meats and vegetables.
Gender: No idea, but thinking GIRL!
Labor Signs: Nada
Symptoms:  Just nausea and sore breasts.  Not sleeping well and very tired.
Belly Button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off?  Still on and for a long time hopefully. :)
Stretchmarks? I have some very faint marks from being pregnant with Graydon but they are not very noticeable.
How are you feeling?  I have felt OK the past couple days just pretty tired. This weekend I definitely had some energy which was really nice and I was able to get some stuff done around the house!
What I am looking forward to:  Possibly going to Horton Bay this weekend and getting Graydon's room finished this week hopefully.
What I miss:  Sleeping well and feeling normal.
Weekly Wisdom:
Take advantages of any energy surge, haha.
Milestones:  Hearing the HB again at 150.  This is not pregnancy related, but Graydon is officially DONE with the pacifier, woo hoo! I thought it would be a nightmare but it's actually gone really well.  We also schedule THE BIG ULTRASOUND!! Friday, Oct. 5th at 9:15. I can't wait!!
Pregnancy Moments with Chris and others: A lot more people have been telling me that I getting bigger and starting to show etc.  Yesterday I mentioned how I got some Reese's and snack size snickers at the store. Chris goes "What are they for??" and I was like ME!! And everyone just cracked up laughing. It was pretty funny.

17 Week Pic


The Buchingers said...

Finally was able to get onto your blog! I love reading it...nice to keep in contact one way or another...btw where's your picture!!! J/k Love you!

Anne said...

Thanks Em!! I miss you....and the pictures are up now, woo hooo :)