Tuesday, March 20, 2012

17 Weeks

How Far Along: 17 weeks 
How Big are the Babies? They are the size of turnips or onions.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: ...and here we go! I'm up 1 pound since retrieval. It looks like I've started the pound a week trend. 
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing all maternity on the bottom (unless I'm wearing sweats) and just a few maternity tops.
Movement: These babies are starting to move! In general I've given up caffeine- but maybe once a month I'll have a soda with a meal (usually tacos- what is better than Pepsi with a wedge of lime and Mexican food?!?!). I hadn't had one since I'd started feeling them- lets just say, these babies were AWAKE for awhile.
Sleep: It is hit or miss, but in general it is getting a little better- or maybe I'm just getting more used to the interrupted sleep. I've at least been able to stay in bed all night instead of moving to the couch halfway through the night to get more comfortable.
Belly button in or out? It is in, but everyday become a little more sure that it will come out at some point... or at the very least become very, very shallow. It is becoming very sensitive around the edge where skin that was once inside is now outside. 
What I miss: Life before heartburn :)
Milestones: Being sure I'm feeling at least baby B. We know that baby A's placenta is anterior- and while I think I've felt him, it is certainly a less obvious feeling.
Food Cravings:  Brownies... and they were SO good! 
Aversions: Eggs are still off the list.
Symptoms: Nausea when I get hungry, the never ending stuffed up nose, occasional heartburn, tailbone pain and overall fatigue
Best Moment this week: Getting a TON of stuff done around the house to prepare for the babies, our new couch came, we bought the dresser/changing table for the nursery AND of course feeling these little buggers move!!!
Funny Moment: My memory is garbage, but I can't remember any specific examples.
Tip of the Week: Don't eat too much in one sitting. I felt awful after breakfast one day over the weekend, and realized it was because I ate too much. Even though it seems so weird to me to just be constantly eating, I feel SO much better when I do. My purse pretty much ALWAYS has some sort of snack in it these days and as soon as I begin to feel even a tiny bit off I eat something. AND, keep drinking water!
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing the babies two weeks from today and getting some more work done on the nursery! I think we'll paint it over the weekend and assemble the dresser. I'm hoping we can also start thinking about/working on our registry since our first shower will be in 8 weeks. 


Stephanie said...

You are moving right along beautifully! I wish there was a magic cure for the heartburn, but I sure never found it. How fun to get started on the nursery and your registry!

Jesica said...

Wow, first shower in 8 weeks already?!

Glad to hear the babes are moving for you and that things are moving right along!

Jessica said...

That heartburn is no joke!! It came on full force for me this past week. I was in bed crying one night because it was so bad. (I was being a wimp lol) So glad things are moving right along for you! Have you been having any sharp pain/cramping?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you can feel them moving so well already!! Can't wait to see the nursery.