Wow another week has already gone by! We had a good week, nothing too exciting happened. It was mostly spent getting back into life mode after vacation mode. It takes me FOREVER to switch back over. I think the only pregnancy related thing that happened was people in real life commenting on my belly. I was gone for nearly 3 weeks so it’s not surprising that people I know and see often are noticing a change! It makes me really happy! No stranger comments yet! I think Henry is so cute that people don’t notice me when they see him. Who can blame them?
I finally went out and bought TUMS after suffering from heartburn for a few weeks without it. Since then I’ve had zero heartburn. Isn’t that funny? At least I’m prepared for when it comes back!
I still hold Henry as he falls asleep. It’s one of my favourite things to do and I always look forward to it. However this week I noticed that depending on my position, his body weight is too much on my stomach. It makes me a little sad to think that I won’t be able to hold him as he falls asleep forever. It’s silly but true. He will also fall asleep laying beside you, so we might just switch to that.
I also have been having the hardest time falling back asleep at night. Henry still wakes up once a night (usually, though sometimes he’ll sleep right through) to have some water. This week I can not fall back asleep after it. Two nights ago it took me 3 hours to fall back asleep! 3 hours!! Though I surprisingly wasn’t tired the next day. Last night that same thing happened but I wasn’t annoyed. It was raining and Henry was softly snoring beside me. It was kinda heavenly.
I’ve also been starving! I eat and eat and eat all day and I’m still hungry! Must have been a big growing week for the babe!
I had my appointment this morning and everything is looking great. Baby’s heartbeat was strong but I forget what exactly it was. My blood pressure was low low low, so low she said “Hopefully you make it through this appointment standing” which caused me great stress on the drive home. Found out my daily headaches are due to increased blood volume and my brain’s inability to handle it. A “design flaw” she said.
How far along? 17 weeks!
How big is baby? Onion sized (plus legs)
Weight gain? +0.8 pounds in the last 4 weeks. Putting me at +1 pound total. Geez! Last time I gained 58 pounds in total so I’m kinda shocked at this slow gain. My midwife told me not to go on a food binge yet, just continue eating normally. She said we will see at my next appointment how much I weigh and then decide a plan of action.
Gender? We both think it’s a boy.
Symptoms: Headaches, morning sickness, bad taste in my mouth. And my belly button is hurting. My uterus is right at the belly button I found out today so that makes sense!
Sleep? See above. Can’t fall back asleep after a wake up.
Food Cravings: Ice water and every piece of food I see. BLTs with cheese on home made bread. YUM.
Movement: Oh YES. Sunday night the baby was having a party in there! It was the first time I felt so much movement at once. YAY!
What I’m looking forward too: Everything. 2 weeks until our next ultrasound! Looking more pregnant.
Pregnancy Moments with John:
R: Midwife said I need to gained more weight
J: Let’s gain weight together.
Belly Photo: I think I’m bigger this time. But last time I had gained more weight…oh the human body.
|17 weeks with Baby #2|
|17 weeks with Henry!|