How Far Along: 17 weeks and 3 days (9/27/2012)
Sorry. You get a crappy work bathroom pic for the time being because i forgot to do it this morning.
Size of Baby M: Onion! (Note: says average size is 5.9oz, baby M is currently a little over 7, oh joy!)
Weight: Alright. Let's talk about this. I weigh myself a couple times a week, on the same scale, at the same time, naked. Consistancy. It's important :) Anyways. According to my scale (which i make sure is accurate by weighing a weight. again, i'm all about the consistancy) I had gained 1 pound since last week. Putting me at the grand total of 5.3 pounds (yes, i count ounces!) Which would mean i gained around 3.5 pounds since my last appointment. So imagine my surprise when the doctors scale said i had gained 10 pounds....TEN!!!! In 4 weeks. Holy moly. How in the world can their scale say i gained over 6 pounds more then mine did. Here's my guess. I was dressed. And i had chugged about 4 glasses of water prior. Next time i go to the doctor, i'm getting naked, right there in the main hallway. And i won't drink a damn thing prior. Damn them and their mean scale. Hell i may even bring my weight to make sure the scale is right.
**Sidenote: I promise i am ok with gaining weight, i know it's necessary for Baby M...plus a chubby baby is a cute baby :) I am just trying to keep it in check, because i know it'll pack on at the end and i'd prefer to not have to apply for the biggest loser after the turd gets here. End sidenote! **
Exercise: Well this has been craptastic this past week. Since we last spoke i had to travel to Boulder for my BEAUTIFUL sisters wedding, so that put a damper in the gym time. And then it happened....i got sick. Real sick. Like i asked travis to cut my throat off and sew my head back on sick. It was bad people. It started in Boulder, and by Monday I wanted to die. I actually went to the doctor, which i hate to do. Turns out i have a severe cold and allergies....great. They offered antibiotics, i declined. Hate taking meds unless i have to. Well come Wednesday, i had to. It was worse. So now i'm on meds, and i can happily say i feel a wee bit better today!! ....Meh, ok back to the topic at hand. Gym time. Since last Thursday i have managed a whopping 6 workouts. That's how you know i'm not lying...i have to be real sick to skip the gym.
Symptoms: oh hey there blue veiny ginormous fun bags. make them stop, serioulsy. it's out of control. Other then that, not much in the symptoms department!
Cravings: Nothing really stands out. Still love fruit. Still love candy. But that was true pre-baby.
Sleep: Bad. Since i've been sick, i've had to wake up about 3-4 times a night to go the bathroom. I constantly have to be drinking water to keep my throat from being on fire....so that's a bad combo.
Stretch Marks: No new ones.
Gender: Well we know!!! We've informed the parentals, and a few select family members. I'm waiting for my sisters to get here tomorrow to give them cream filled cupcakes....and then i'll let the cat out of the bag publicly. I enjoy announcing things in a fun way, none of this boring oh hey we're having a _____. We sent cupcakes to trav's parents and then skyped with them...so we could see their reaction, that was a good time.
and we made my parents a cake (the didn't want to have to wait till the cupcakes were done on friday, they're just about as patient as me!)
Maternity Attire: Still haven't worn any of my new stuff, but it's there...in the closet..waiting!!!! Pants still fit so that's a bonus (no way would they fit if i've gained as much as the evil dr. scale said!), shirts are getting a little snug, but it's workable for now!
Looking Forward To: My sister and her new husband, Ben are having a reception here in Dodge this weekend. So all the family will be here. If you know my family....you know we're a good time :) I'm also looking forward to feeling better. That'll be nice :)
(me and my beautiful sisters before the wedding last weekend! Can't wait for them to be here!!)
Oh and we made our very first big Baby M purchase this morning!!!! Thanks to the amazing Granny K, our Potterybarn crib shall be here in a few weeks!!! So we're looking forward to that as well!!