so yeah, this post is a little late. I wrote it during week 17, I just didn’t get the picture edited and the post up in time.
(um, woah. so the belly…it has popped apparently?)
Week 17 (Sep 22 – Sep 28)
Exciting things to report this week… I’ve started to feel the baby move! The first couple times, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was feeling, but as I’ve started feeling it more, I’m pretty confident. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever felt before, so what else can it be?! Aside from that, it was a pretty run-of-the mill week. Saturday was “Strutt with your Mutt”, an annual charity walk put on by our local animal shelter, Wayside Waifs. Daisy had fun getting a walk in a new area, and seeing a bazillion other dogs. Later that day I went to a brunch at Matt’s customer’s house, and got to hear all about how much they love him and his work. :) The rest of the week was pretty typical… and then Friday night Jess and I had girls’ night and went to see Ben Folds Five. We had a blast – I didn’t even miss the fact that I couldn’t drink, guess that’s what happens with best friends. :)
Size of baby: onion
Total weight gain/loss: 9lbs. I’m still not getting back on the scale until I go to the doctor again.
Maternity clothes? I finally caved and wore one of the maternity dresses I got at the consignment sale a while back. In this week’s picture, even! I thought it was the dress making my belly look bigger the day I wore it, but looking at the picture…maybe it’s more than just the dress. ha.
Stretch marks? Not yet
Sleep: no changes…a lot of waking up and hitting the bathroom. I did buy the infamous pregnancy pillow (technically called a Snoogle – who names these things?!). I wasn’t paying the $60+ retail price, so I was able to buy a slightly used one for just $15. How’s that for a bargain! I haven’t used it yet (and I think Matt is afraid of the thing), but I know it will come in handy soon.
Symptoms: still just headaches, and now a few flutters of movement! Definitely the coolest symptom to date. It feels like there are little bubbles in my belly popping, or a little fish swimming around. WEIRD. But cool. :)
Best moment this week: Girls night! It was kind of like we were in high school all over again (although we were just a tad more responsible…). We laughed and laughed, and it was just a fun night all around. :)
Movement: yes!! The first flutter that I was (mostly) sure was the baby was on Tuesday while I was at work (after a false alarm the night before…). I instantly texted Matt, and just waited to feel it again. I felt it more and more each day, and Matt joked that our Pizza Roll was just turning over to finish cooking :)
Food cravings: anything sweet!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Have you started to show yet: Well, I guess I have to finally say yes. Someone at work actually asked me if I was expecting this week. Now, I think it was pretty brave of her to ask, but I guess I will take that as a sign that it’s becoming more obvious. :) It still isn’t the round baby belly I’m imagining, but there is definitely something there, and apparently people are noticing!
Gender prediction: I am still going back and forth almost daily on my prediction, but most people think girl. We will see on Tuesday! TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY!!!!! I can’t wait :)
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: FINDING OUT IF THIS PIZZA ROLL IS A BOY OR A GIRL!!!!