Week of May 3rd...Happy Birthday Lydia!
How Far Along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +8-10 depending on the day and what I eat
Maternity clothes? I'm rocking the Gap Maternity jeans and a couple of shirts, I hate tight clothing more than anything, so some of my pre-pregnancy clothes still fit. But the jeans are getting tighter and I'm wondering how the half band is going to work as I get bigger. i was just wearing the jeans up higher but now every time I sit down the band rolls down...any suggestions??
Stretch Marks? I'm honestly terrified of this, I bought some Palmer's cocoa butter stretch marks stuff, so hopefully this will help. I already have some on my sides from growing so fast as a kid and I hate them, so I might have a mini breakdown if they happen with the baby! Plus that won't make for cute maternity pics!!!
Sleep: I've been feeling a little better, and sleep is slowly getting better, but it's getting more and more uncomfortable sleeping on my stomach, the only problem is, this is the ONLY way I can fall asleep. I've tried other ways but it just doesn't work! AND i've been having nightmares about the fact that I might be killing the baby because I'm sleeping on my stomach, like I'm suffocating it or something...so irrational!
Best moment this week: getting to see all the people I love for the many parties I attended, Including Miss Lydia Rose's 1st birthday party (HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS LYDIA!!!), my dear friends baby shower, she is due in like 3 weeks, and my cousins bachelorette party. All of these were this past saturday and I didn't get home until 3am!!! no worries I slept until 1:30 sunday afternoon. What a WASTE!
Movement: There have been a couple of times where I thought I might have felt a strong kick but since I don't know what this is supposed to feel like I'm a little unsure. someone told me it may be a while since I'm so long torsoed, but who knows. I had a friend give me a suggestion about sitting with my legs up to my chest, so I'm going to try this. i'm just dying to feel Ash!
Food cravings: I haven't really been eating a whole lot this week. Nothing really sounds good but I drank a whole half gallon of milk yesterday. I'm trying to eat more healthy but it's hard!
Food aversions: cream cheese and sour cream seem to make my stomach turn for a few hours...
Gender: I want to find out at the birth!
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? i'm still hoping it stays in!
What I miss: not feeling like I'm the size of texas and not having as big of rolls!
What I am looking forward to: my final tomorrow (just because it means the semester is over) and my doctor appointment next tues. It's an ultrasound, my mother-in-law is coming up for it so I'm hoping its all good news. and yes I could find out the sex if I wanted to but I don't, so you'll just have to wait :)
Size of baby: