Monday, July 18, 2011

New Pregnancy Update - 17 weeks

So.. I am back with my pregnancy updates! I stopped after the 13th week. But I've decided that I'd like to have some normalcy to this pregnancy, and I'm still carrying a precious girl that I'd like to update about. I did edit and take out some categories and added a couple. I feel like I could still have another category or two that could apply to my new situation, but I'm drawing a blank. Let me know if you think of something good I could add to update each week!

Baby is the size of: an onion

Symptoms: Sciatic nerve started acting up a couple of nights this week.

Maternity clothes? i've worn a couple of shirts, but I haven't broken them out totally. still fittin' in my pants, although I know I totally have a little belly now. just holding on before i start wearing those maternity clothes for what feels like forever. I think I may invest in a couple of new things this time around. (This is the week I bought my first maternity shirt with Bella!)

Sleep:I try to catch a nap when the girls nap. I've also noticed that I've been a much lighter sleeper. Or, I should say, I have a hard time going back to sleep each time I have to get up and empty the pregnancy bladder.

Fun moment(s) this past week: We went to our first Gwinnett Braves game. It was for Dave Odom's surprise 30th party that Amanda planned so well. It was unseasonably cool (kinda even cold!) and we had fun in the lawn seats chasing Farrah down the hill 100 times. Morgan, Kelly, Bobby, Chris & I and all of our kids ate mexican beforehand, and I couldn't get enough cheese dip. Cheese dip can be on a fun moment of the week, right? :)

Movement: There have been a couple of times that I have questioned it - this morning as I was laying in bed, I felt something... but wasn't 100%. (I just looked and started feeling Farrah at 16 weeks, so it might be flutters I feel!)

Food cravings:: Caffeine? Fruit of any kind.

Gender & Name: Most of you know we were going to be surprised at birth this time around. I was looking forward to that. But once we knew what we were facing, we wanted to know the gender. A sweet baby girl. Now, we're started to think about picking a name. Not an easy task ever, but feeling it's much harder this time.

Weight gained: I took this one out at first because I generally don't care as much this time. Not that I don't care, but I guess I have other things on my mind. But I would like to look back and remember. At my 16w appt last week, I had gained a total of 4 lbs this pregnancy. It felt like more, so that was good to know.

Belly Button in or out? In. But I can see the back of my bellybutton. (Does that make sense?) I looked back at Bella's baby book tonight, and noticed that this happened around the same time with her.

What I am looking forward to: A dinner with old friends tomorrow and celebrating one of my best friend's Morgan's 30th this weekend!

Reflections on the past week: I'm not repressing grief, but I also am waking up and CHOOSING to live my day joyfully. To make an effort not to let the little things stress me out. Starting to look forward to the little kicks and flutters so that I may have a closer connection with her.

Some favorite iPhone pics this week:

5 comments:

Nana Julie said...

Love all my baby girls!!

The Shirahs said...

Still praying for you!! Thanks for the updates.

Amanda Odom said...

I love you!

Katie said...

You have a beautiful family. My son has trisomy 13. We did not have a prenatal dx. so I can only imagine what you are going through though I know the fear of the unknown is certainly a lot to handle. I think that was and still is the hardest for me. Here is our blog on my son. He is 6 years old now and really doing well. I don't update all that often-maybe once a month unless we run into an area where we have more medical stuff going on. If you go back to older journal entries, it goes back to the beginning-when he was dx. then we wrote everyday and almost numerous times. I'm glad you are blogging, I learned that it really helped me.
www.caringbridge.org/mn/mitchelljohncragg

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care. I loved this entry. I'm pregnant with our 3rd as well, Mitchell was my first.

Julie Tiemann said...

Fun update, and especially love the pics of the three of you. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!