Thursday, January 22, 2015

Week 17 Pregnancy Journal

How far along? 17 weeks

Size of Baby: Turnip/Pear - 5" long and 5 ounces

Gender: Not finding out!

Weight Gain:  Still the same as I was pre-preg.  I talked to the doctor about this at my appointment this week and so far he isn't concerned.  He said he'd be pleased if I only gained a total of 20-30 pounds.  My mom didn't gain any weight with me and only 8 pounds with my brother.  I do think ole Doc thought I didn't eat and I said to him, "do I look like I have a problem eating?!"  Ha!

Maternity Clothes: 
No but I will say how much I wear my Lilly Travel Pants.  Umm every day.

Nursery:  I discussed with my neighbor this morning and I think we are going to not do a rug and she also said I don't need a twin bed in there right now either.  I know this sounds crazy but she said the rug is not necessary and Mom said the same thing.  So I think I'm going to splurge on the curtains which I'm pretty sure I'm obsessed with.  When it gets final, I'll let you know.  Mom spotted them at Pottery Barn.

Movement: Not yet.

Symptoms:  Headaches. Gah.  And this is weird but when we go out to dinner and I have to sit in one space for any amount of time or yesterday when I was on a plane, my stomach is so tight up at the top.  Doc said it's normal and it's only going to get worse.  

Sleep: Good!

Cravings:  Nothing!

What I Miss: I missed some red wine last weekend with the steak but I dipped my finger in Kevin's and that was all I needed.  I did ask the doc about this and he said 1/2 glass or a full glass is perfectly fine now or at 30 weeks, he said it didn't matter when.  I thought that was interesting.  And I also had borderline freaked after 1/2 an ODoul's about a month ago (when I found out it has 0.5% alcohol in it!) and he said I can have one or two of those now too a day or two a week.  I'm not saying I'm going to have it or the wine but I like to know the rules.  I don't think I could live with myself if something were wrong so I believe I'll stay away from the wine.  He said O'Douls was basically water haha.

Best Moment This Week:  Obviously I went to the doc this week and asked him 1,000 questions.  Heard the heartbeat - it was 148.  So at my 8 week appointment it was 161.  Then at 12 weeks it was 159.  Now 148.  The technician says heartbeat has nothing to do with gender.  What do you all think?!

Looking Forward To:  Next Friday, January 30th we COULD find out the gender but we aren't!  I'm still looking forward to the last ultrasound assuming everything stays normal.  Don't know if we'll do the 3D thing...we'll see.  We like surprises...sorta.  Haha!


  1. You look great girl!! I hope the headaches start to fade away for you

  2. Every single one of friends (except for a couple) drank a glass of wine when they were out to dinner when they were pregnant, all of their kids are perfectly healthy!

  3. Sounds like everything is going perfectly...I can't remember if you have carpet in the bedroom already - BG's room has carpet so no need for a rug. ps your hair looks fab in that pic!

  4. What's the thought behind the carpet thing? For crawling? Our house is all wood so I am just curious. I hope your headaches start to ease up, not fun :/

  5. I agree with the no rug...Ella's room is hardwood so we had to get a rug in there and it was the biggest headache ever!!! My OB swears by the heartbeat our first ultrasound (8 weeks) it was high and she just KNEW it was a girl! Who really look fantastic though!!!

  6. I totally agree on your neighbors twin bed advice. I have one in our nursery because I was convinced that I would want to sleep in the nursery to be close to him for feedings/ etc, and not keep my husband awake with it while I was on maternity leave. Come to find out I sleep better in my own bed and I can see him perfectly well with my monitor. Now the bed is a waste land for clean clothes and other things we havent put away and need to keep out of his very curious 14mo hands. I subscribe to the wives tale about gender when it comes to sickness. If you are sick during your pregnancy that usually means girl because her hormones mess with your hormones. Whereas a boy is the opposite. I had a boy-wasnt sick a day;)

  7. That's interesting about not having a rug in the nursery. We have all hardwood in our house so of course we have rugs in every room. I bet it's a girl only because of the heart rate. But what do I know!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  8. My Goodness, CONGRATS!! I'm so out of the loop it's not even funny - I had no idea! You look great & I can't wait to follow along with your journals! xo,

  9. FYI- when I was Preggo (and even now when I'm cutting alcohol calories) I pour sparkling water into a wine glass. It gives same chill relaxing drinking a glass of wine feel without wine! I it helps with wine craving.....i swear!

    Oh and the sick not sick....I think it is just your body and pregnancy. I wasn't sick with either of mine and I had one of each! I go with heart rate. Olivia's was always faster than Bennett's. 😄

  10. You look great! Our ultrasound lady said she doesn't judge the gender by anything but obvious picture, everything else is an old wives tale. I wasn't sick, but baby's heartrate was fast and we are having a girl, so who knows.

  11. You look great!! Until I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes I indulged in an occasional non-alcoholic beer and even a tiny glass of wine on a special occasion. It's all in moderation and what you are comfortable with. Spring/summer when it's warm might be when you miss it the most so I would avoid as long as you really don't miss it and maybe have one in the warmer months.

  12. Oh my goodness, you have such a perfect, sweet bump!!

    I can't believe you're so strong on the gender. My goddaughter's mommy isn't finding out about her sibling, and it's making me INSANE! :)