Hello friends. I am currently 17 weeks pregnant today! I am feeling a little bit better, my nausea is better, but I still throw up at least once a day. But the max is 2 times, so it has gotten better. I have gotten pretty used to the daily barf, however, it is when I get the migraines that really put me on my butt. They come out of nowhere and last all day and night. I had one yesterday and it was terrible.
However, I went to my latest doc’s appointment on Wednesday and everything is looking good. Heart rate is 155, my blood pressure is good and doc says everything is looking good. I have my anatomy scan in 2 weeks. Excited for that. However, the sex is already known by one from a blood test, and we are having our gender reveal next weekend. I am excited to share our event with you, as well as the gender! I am ready to know now. My friends keep asking me why I have not found out yet since the doctor has had the results for weeks, but honestly, since I am older, I have been way more concerned with the baby’s health. We have had many tests done and they have all come back normal. So that is really what I have been thinking about, now that everything is looking good, I am ready to know the gender. But just one more week to find out!
How Far Along: 17 weeks
Weight Gain Total: Down 5 pounds, doc is a little concerned, but she is glad that I don’t throw up every meal.
Sleep: Almost this entire pregnancy, I will sleep about 5 -6 hours and wake up wide awake, to only go back to sleep a couple hours later for 2 – 3 more hours. Miss those nights of sleeping through the entire night.
Gender: Find out next week!
Feeling: Good days and bad days. Looking forward to more good days than bad.
Movement: I have not felt the baby as of yet. Unless what I think is gas is actually the baby?
Baby size: size of an onion.
Mood: The last few days I have noticed that I have zero patience! I haven’t had many crying spouts, but I lost it when I heard about Cecil the lion. That has been the only time I have cried so far. But I also have tried to not read stories (especially animal stories) that will make the tears flow.
Food cravings: Still have a lot of food aversions. Still try to find meals to eat that I can stand. I have not felt any cravings, but I have been wanting a ton of juice. I normally never drink juice ever, but any kind of juice, grapefruit, cranberry, lemonade, orange. You name it. I can’t get enough. I have also been eating more fruit.
Food aversions: Eggs. Been the smell of eggs the entire time. However, I love over-medium eggs, and have been dreaming about them a lot. I think it is just because I am not allowed to eat them! Always want what you can’t have.
Looking forward to: Feeling my baby move, finding out gender and seeing both of our mom’s who are flying in for the gender reveal!
This week: Planning the gender reveal party, celebrating the hubs birthday this weekend (if I feel well enough) and working on taxes. Filed an extension, then got pregnant. I have been so sick, they are the last thing I want to work on, and now, unfortunately, I don’t have the luxury of time. Busy week.
Did you miss our pregnancy announcement with our cute kitty fur babies? You can read it here.