Lucy did a post today about pregnancy and I thought I would join in on the fun. Here’s a glimpse into my pregnancy so far…
How far along? 17 weeks this weekend. Yikes!
Total weight gain: From just before Christmas (approximately 6 weeks in) until now, I’ve lost just over 10 pounds. The doctor was a little concerned the last time, since I haven’t been nauseous at all, so there wasn’t a lot of reason for me to be losing weight, especially at the rate I’ve been eating (constantly!). She said I might need to start drinking an ensure every day if I haven’t gained anything by my next appointment (next week).
Maternity clothes? Almost exclusively at this point, at least on my lower half. I’m ok in my pre-pregnancy jeans when I’m up and walking around, but when I have to sit down for extended periods of time (i.e. all day at work), its way too uncomfortable and almost painful, depending on the rise.
Sleep: Good for the most part. I went through a stage of waking to pee every night at 3 am. Lately, that has been happening around midnight. I also usually wake up early early early in the morning to pee, as well.
Best moment this week: Learning the baby can now hear us. I’ve been talking to myself a lot more (than normal) ever since!
Movement: Little bubbles. I’ve yet to determine if they’re baby or gas, but it doesn’t seem like normal gas!
Gender: We find out March 15th. I’m thinking boy so far, and my friend did a ring and a needle ‘test’ on me, and both said boy (the needle one said I’m having a boy then two girls in total), but looking at all of the cute clothes and dresses they have for girls, I’d be ecstatic with either one. I think Craig would prefer a boy, but he didn’t really have siblings growing up, so I don’t think he knows what he would DO with a girl. lol.
Labor Signs: lol. None, but I’m hoping labour goes as easily as this pregnancy has so far!
Belly Button in or out? Not enough baby yet…
What I miss: Energy. And an occasional glass of wine!
Weekly Wisdom: Someone told me that whatever times you get up during the night to pee during your pregnancy is the times your baby wakes up after its born. I haven’t been waking up during the night to pee too much yet, but I wake up at 6am a lot lately, and try to hold it a little, just in case it’s true!
Milestones: Fitting into maternity clothes was kind of cool.
Pregnancy has been totally different from what I was expecting. A lot of people told me before that I’d feel ‘different’ when I was pregnant, but other than the lack of energy and a very sensitive nose, I don’t really feel any better or worse than normal. I wouldn’t mind doing this a bunch more times if it’s this easy here on out. Although I’m sure having a toddler will cure me of my desire for a large family pretty quick!