This picture was actually taken last week, but I don’t think much has changed since. The other day I told Sam I thought my bump looked smaller and he looked at me like I was crazy and said “definitely not.” But I realized that it’s much smaller in the morning and before I eat than it is when I’m full and at night. It also looks huge in certain clothes and nonexistent in others. Bumps are so weird. I keep trying to imagine what it will look like in a few months, but I literally can’t even fathom having a belly that big. I’m ready for it though!
How far along are you? 17 weeks and 3 days.
How big is baby? The size of an onion. 5.1 inches and 5.9 ounces.
Total weight gain? According to my home scale, my weight hasn’t changed since my last prenatal appointment, but I’m not very good at weighing myself at the same time everyday so who knows how accurate that is.
How are you feeling? I’m still throwing up every single morning and I’m so tired of it. Haven’t I suffered enough?! The nausea is still mostly gone, but I have a whole new crop of symptoms. My lower back has been bothering me a lot. I’m planning to start yoga classes soon though so hopefully that will help. I’ve also been getting lots of headaches. I hate taking too much medicine so I’ve been using essential oils and sipping a tiny bit of caffeine to combat them. My last annoying symptom of the week is my incredibly weak bladder. I find myself running to the bathroom constantly and most of the time barely anything comes out. So. Annoying. If it’s this bad now, I’m terrified about what will happen when my baby is much bigger.
How’s your sleep? Sleep is good. Mostly because I am always so dang tired. The only problem with sleep lately is that my body starts to ache (especially my hips) after sleeping in one position for too long.
Food cravings? Taco salad. Specifically, a random taco salad they serve at one of the dining halls at JMU (my alma mater). I’m planning to pose as a student this week just so I can get one. I also can’t get enough citrus fruit or chocolate ice cream.
Food aversions? I think I’ve finally gotten out of the “everything smells bad” phase, so I think I can eat pretty much anything I want now. As long as I have my zantac nearby!
Best moment this week? Posting my first bump picture on social media. Something about doing that made this pregnancy feel even more real.
What are you looking forward to? I’m starting our baby registry this week. I know it’s early, but there are SO many things we need and I like to take my time and read reviews. This is the perfect project to keep me busy while I wait for our 20 week ultrasound.
Moms (and Grandmas) – what are your must-have baby products?