Thursday, December 27, 2012

17 Weeks {pregnancy update}.

We're officially back from Christmas vacation. Our travel plans were delayed thanks to a Christmas snow storm that hit Central Arkansas on Christmas night. We weren't quite sure what to expect today when we left Baton Rouge, but are ever so thankful to not have had a single moment of worry in regards to road conditions during our travels. I'm a bit exhausted from the trip, and looking forward to a few days of laying low to recuperate. Our time with family was fun and filled with lots of laughter. You can bet your bottom dollar I'm up to my eyeballs in digital images that I'll be sifting through and organizing over the next few days, and sharing on this here blog. For now, I'll rest my weary feet (only a pregnant woman would have weary feet after traveling in a car for 12 hours), and share with you my pregnancy at 17 weeks (which I realize is so late that I should probably just combine 17 and 18).

How Far Along: 17 weeks, 5 days.
Size of baby: 5.5 inches long and weighs 5 ounces, about the size of a sweet potato
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 5 pounds was the last I checked, and I really am scared to step on a scale after 1 week of homemade cooking, Christmas goodies and cajun food.
Maternity Clothes: I'm in all maternity wear, although I wear sweats and t-shirts most days, and can still pull off non-maternity sizes in those things.
Gender: We'll find out January 7th!I still kind of think it may be a girl, but
Movement: I've felt flutters every now and then, but nothing consistent. Still waiting for those sure bumps and punches :)
Sleep: Other than getting up to pee every 2 hours, I have slept pretty well this past week.
Symptoms: No more braxton hicks... that was a praise! I think I was dehydrated. Just your typical pregnancy symptoms at this point-- frequent trips to the bathroom and sudden cravings :) Also, this isn't really a symptom, but I have definitely "popped" this week. I'm not sure if it's due to baby growing or momma eating too much over Christmas. ha!
What I miss: sleeping on my tummy. I also miss being able to walk into my closet and wear whatever I wanted. Sounds weird, since I do have maternity clothes, I just much prefer regular clothes over elastic waist-banded jeans :)
Cravings: this past week I was craving seafood and cajun food. Good thing to crave when you're in Louisiana! I ate my weight in boudin, cracklins and shrimp!
Food Aversions: Nothing this week, which I was thankful for since I was at my moms, and no one really wants to pass up home cookin' by their momma!
Best Moment this week: Spending Christmas with my family.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out if this baby is a he or a she. And praying that if it's a she that we can agree on a girl name (I think we're pretty sure what we'd name the baby if it's a boy).

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