Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bumpdate Week 17

Can you believe Christmas is already over and the new year is next week? Nuts! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, ours was so busy and fun. I think I'm still stuffed even! It was nice to see all of the family and everyone rubbed and talked to Baby L, they want him/her to know their voice now that the baby can hear. It was so cute!

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16 Weeks 4 Days
How far along? 17 Weeks! (Each week's bumpdate is a review of the past week)

Total weight gain: -1.5 lbs. My doctor wants to keep an eye on my weight, he said at this point I should have gained 5-10 pounds, especially since I haven't been sick at all. At my first appointment he advised that based on my height and weight, 36 pounds would be a healthy pregnancy and anything more would be unhealthy for me or cause the baby to be too large. We went over how often I'm eating and what I typically eat and he said he wasn't too worried then since I'm eating healthy. He also said that he doesn't want to regret having this conversation and I'm a blimp the next appointment. LOL.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet, Almost everything still fits meet, there's a few items that are too tight for comfort. I've been on the look out for something, because I know it's only a matter of time before I need it, but there's really nothing cute out. Any mothers/preggers out there? Where do/did you shop??

Sleep: Still going strong, but I'm beginning to miss not being able to lay on my stomach. I never sleep on ,my stomach, but sometimes it's nice to relax on your stomach. Or you know, lay on it in order to make the bed properly.

Best moment this week: Seeing our baby at our 16 week appointment. You can see their entire spine, hands, feet, toes. He/She is so cute! He/She was lying in fetal position head down, and would move to scratch their face. The baby is so precious I can't wait to be able to feel their movement!

Worst moment of the week: Having to eat my Christmas Prime Rib well done. That's not how steak or prime rib is supposed to be cooked, and really, I should have just skipped it altogether.

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Have you told family and friends: Yep! Everyone knows.

Miss Anything? Same as last week; rare meat, brie and blue cheese, and also sushi now.

Movement: Nothing yet, but the doctor said  any day I'll start to feel fluttering and I'm about two weeks away from feeling a real kick. Each day I try to relax and see if I feel anything, and there's a few times I've felt something, but I don't know for sure if it's movement or just digestion.

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Food cravings: French fries, but regular skinny fries, not crinkle cut.Tons and tons of fruit, still pomegranates and cuties, but also raspberries and my favorite Dreyer's Mango popsicles.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, still going strong!

Have you started to show yet: Definitely. I'm not surprised though, I have the shortest torso in the world, so the baby can really only go out. I'm assuming my bump will be gigantic by month 9.

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16 Weeks 1 Day

Gender: We shall see soon! Our doctor tried to see the gender at the 16 week appointment, but little Baby L wouldn't budge from fetal position. Our radiology appointment is soon, so we'll have to wait til then to find out for sure.

Symptoms: Ok, are you ready for TMI?? What the books tell you about your nipples is true. A boy told me once in high school that if it wasn't for nipples, he wouldn't like boobs and it's always stuck with me. Now, I like my breasts and nipples. They had good color, shape, and size. They were pretty! Now, I don't even recognize them. They're darker and larger. My mom and mother-in-law assure me that this will go away and will go back to how they've always been, but they will never be the same after breastfeeding.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Not as nearly as cranky as last week.

Weekly Annoyance: This woman at work keeps bringing up weight to me, things like "Don't eat for two now", "You know you're not eating for two right?" (mind you, it's not like I'm in the buffet line with several plates piled up, and even if I did, what does she care??). Each time she says it, I want to strangle her. One; I don't remember asking her for diet tips, Two; if I gain 100lbs it's none of her business, Three; how rude is that?? I just nod and smile and tell her how I haven't gained any weight yet and still weigh less than before baby. That doesn't appease her though, she then tells me that "it's" coming. The next time she says anything, I think I'm just going to tell her that what she's saying is offensive and I don't appreciate it. IDK what else I can really do but ignore her, but we sit closely to each other and I don't want to hear it for the next 5 months from her.

When I talked to other women, it seems like complete strangers remark on their weight like it's OK. Things like "Oh, were you a big girl before?", "This obviously isn't your first if you're so big already". It's so rude! When is commenting on someone's weight ever OK? I don't get it.

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender so we can start shopping, registry, and referring to the baby with the names we have chosen.

Reading: The Baby Book by Dr. Sears. I just picked it up and haven't had a chance to crack it open, but I'm really interested in reading it. Attachment parenting is something I'm interested in learning more about, I think most parents do it naturally without realizing and I'm interested in the foundations is sets. We'll see as I actually read it. I'm also planning on reading The Happiest Baby which I've heard a ton about. What books did you like reading when pregnant?

Thank you again for reading and all your support and comments. Please, let me know if you have anything you'd like to know more about or see in future posts!
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