Yesterday was our 17 week checkup, which we had a week early, as our midwife is expecting her own baby any day now. I got to hear the heartbeat again, which was in the high 140's, and she measured my bump at 20cm, which is a little large for 17 weeks, but its still within the normal range.
Baby has been plenty active, and still expresses her displeasure with tight pants and when I rest my iPad on my stomach.
We replaced John's bed with bunk beds, much to his surprise and delight, and turned his bed back into the crib it once was. I've slowly started collecting the baby things around the house so I can do an inventory.
Our ultrasound is on Oct. 18, and we cannot wait to see what we're having! Think pink! We've decided to take John with us, and he is ecstatic. He is okay with a brother or a sister, and hopes (though his parents don't) that he gets one of each. Oy.
WEEK 16 INTERVIEW
BABY’S SIZE? An Onion or Sweet Potato
DAYS UNTIL NEXT DOC APPOINTMENT? 34 days until my next checkup, 10 until the ultrasound
TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN/LOSS? 2 pounds up. Bring on the chocolate.
MATERNITY CLOTHES? Yep. I occasionally try to pull off my pre-pregnancy jeans with a belly band, and usually regret it by noon.
STRETCH MARKS? No new ones so far.
SLEEP: Sleep still eludes me. I cannot get comfortable, and I can't seem to get into a deep sleep. We may try melatonin supplements to help with this.
BEST MOMENT THIS WEEK: Hearing her heartbeat at our checkup yesterday. I love that little sound.
MOVEMENT: So much. This kiddo seems to have lots of room to swim, since i'm currently measuring a few centimeters larger than average for my due date (which we're sure of). I can often feel her kicking/punching on the upper left of my stomach, and the lower right. sometimes both places at once. I have also started to feel it when she rolls over.
FOOD CRAVINGS: Still craving red meats and cheese. We had lasagna the other night and it was amazing.
ANYTHING MAKE YOU QUEASY OR SICK? Not this week. Life is good.
HAVE YOU STARTED TO SHOW YET? Yep. Complete strangers can tell this is all baby.
MISSING ANYTHING? wine.
GENDER? We're still thinking this is a girl.
LABOR SIGNS? nope.
BELLY BUTTON: In tact, getting really shallow.
WEDDING RINGS ON OR OFF? on.
HAPPY OR MOODY MOST OF THE TIME? Mostly happy. a little tired.
WEEKLY SYMPTOMS: More movement, more headaches, and still plenty of exhaustion.