Tuesday, September 2, 2014

17 Weeks Bump

I realized I better get this up, because it will almost be time for another bump update. And week 17 was a big one. 

How far along: 17 1/2 weeks

Total weight gain: I had gained 4 lbs since my last appt, and that was huge! I think about 7 all together, so I am just a little behind my other two pregnancies, but have a feeling I will catch up really fast!

Maternity Clothes: Oh my goodness yes! Not everything, can still mix and match non with maternity...and honestly could probably go the whole belly band route. But for some reason, this pregnancy I am all about comfort and easy. And slipping on a pair of maternity pants are both. So done and done.

Sleep: I have hit or miss nights. Most nights I am so tired I pass out, but I have been having super vivid dreams. And find myself startled awake. I also tend to get starving once I am awake. Which leads to me munching on something in bed....I don't ever remember eating this much at night with either of the other pregnancies.

Best moment this week: Finding out we are having another boy! Seriously, hands down the best moment. And to see that everything appeared to be healthy and thriving. Good little boy, listening to his mama. :) 

Food Cravings: Ok, this is weird....spaghetti O's.....I saw it mentioned and HAD to have some. If it makes it any better, I bought the organic replica ones from Trader Joe's. I'm a little ashamed. But perhaps this next one will make up for it. I have been eating toast with peanut butter, sliced bananas, honey, and a sprinkling of cinnamon....all week long! It is sooo good! Also, currently my snack before bed consists of Joe's O's (Trader Joe's version of the cheerio, but way better tasting), honey, a handful of raw old fashion oats, raisins, and almond milk. I had my first "sweet" craving and gave in and bought a bag of peanut butter M&M's (hmmmm...I just noticed, there seems to be a pb trend happening). I can only handle 1 or 2 at a time, but they sure do hit the spot! I've also been craving steak....fixed that craving with pepper steaks from White's two days in a row. Yep, definitely growing a boy! Dry roasted almonds and apples (with peanut butter) are usually my go-to snacks. Mmmm...apples. 

Food Aversions: Thankfully this list seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Still can't do cilantro. Sweet potatoes and beets are a huge no-no as far as even thinking about them. And still can't do a whole lot of sweets and dessert. 

Have you started to show: Yes! I feel like I'm really popping out now, and it's starting to get that heavy feeling. 

Labor signs: I've started getting Braxton Hicks, I started around this time with Bennett, so not too shocked about it.

Happy or Moody: Well, it's been a roller coaster of emotions this week. 

How are you feeling: Today is day 3 with no zofran. I dry heaved several times yesterday, but as long as I didn't allow myself to get too hungry I seem to be ok. However, I seem to ALWAYS be hungry, it's annoying really. For the first time in my life I feel like a bottomless pit. Sometimes I am at a loss at what to eat to actually keep me full.

Can't believe we are getting closer and closer to the half way point. And still can't believe that we get another boy to add to our little football team. I see lots of fun in our future :)

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