Whew! I thought this whole pregnancy would take forever (the first month really seemed like it), but it is really flying by. I mean, 17 weeks already?! Sheesh! Next thing you know we'll have the gender figured out and I'll be loading up on baby clothes!
How far along?: 17 weeks today. Woohoo! Almost about time to find out what this little thing is. You may start placing your bets now. I'm secretly hoping it's a boy, but shhhh.
Symptoms: I had heartburn pretty bad a few weeks ago. It was almost an everyday thing for a week. It's not so bad now, just very occasionally. I have, however, been having a LOT of headaches. For the past week and a half or so I've had a headache EVERY. DAY. It's awful. Sure it flutters in and out. I keep thinking of reasons for it, but each time it doesn't cure it that fast. I've read that it's really common, especially if you had quite a few headaches pre-pregnancy (which I have). My current theory is that I need to do some sort of cardio activity each day. This is mostly because I don't get very good sleep at night. I actually haven't in quite a while. Even if it's not, we'll just say it's that. It makes me workout, ha.
I've also had a lot of gas. Just thought you should know that little tidbit too. Can't make this whole pregnancy all fun and pretty, right?
Food: I still haven't had any serious cravings. I wonder if/when it will hit me? I mean, if I'm at the store and something looks really good I'll buy it, but I haven't had any "OH MY GOSH, WHERE ARE MY PICKLES AND ICE CREAM?" moments yet. Think they'll come?
Belly/body: I think I'm starting to show a little bit now. My hairdresser (who didn't know) said that I looked a little pregnant now. What do you think? I still have to choose my wardrobe carefully because it can easily look like fat (to me). I'm thinking in about two weeks or so I'll really look like it.
Baby: As big as a turnip apparently. That's what my app says. Waiting until the next appointment to find out more!!
Excitements: (1) I'm CONVINCED that I felt the baby move around. Twice, actually. The first time it happened it was about a week and a half ago. I stood up and all of a sudden felt a little flutter in my lower stomach area. It definitely wasn't any gas bubbles (trust me) and I don't think I ate any butterflies. The second time it happened was actually over the weekend. I was driving the car and felt the same feeling again. Of course when the feeling happens it's pretty quick and doesn't happen again. Go figure, right? Nick is actually a little jealous. He wants to feel it pretty badly. What a cute husband I have!
(2) I just started our registry and we have... two things on there. I need to do some more research. It's so overwhelming! At least I know what kind of stroller I want (BOB, please), the bottles I want, and a few other goodies. It's so nice to know fellow mommies who have similar views on things as you.