How far along: 17 weeks
Baby size: An onion. How uncute is that?!
Weight gain: 5 pounds
Maternity clothes: Some. Thanks to my Bella Band, I'm still able to fit into all my pants, jeans and shorts and some shirts but I have a feeling 100% maternity clothes is right around the corner for this girl. My suit jackets for work are snug...and some of my fitted shirts are just not cute anymore so I invested in a few solid maternity tees from Old Navy this weekend and will continue to be on the mad hunt for more perfect maxis.
Stretch marks: No and I pray they stay away! I read this is the time they can start to appear...
Sleep: Yes. Although I sleep really well through the night, I feel like I literally wake up every hour ON the hour to go pee. It's probably the most annoying thing ever.
Gender: No but this time next week, WE'LL KNOW!!! I officially handed over "the envelope" to my girlfriends, Brooke and Ashley, and am SO anxious knowing that they know and I don't!! Talk about cruel and unusual punishment!
Movement: Yes! Not a ton, but a little kick here and there and a squirm one time, which was pretty darn cool feeling!
Best moment this week: Giving my friends the envelope with baby's gender in it in preparation for this weekend's gender reveal party! I feel like time is going by so fast!! I mean, I feel like I just found out I was pregnant and here I am, preparing for our gender reveal!
Looking forward to: Katie coming into town (YAY!!!) AND...finding out what this little nugget of ours is!!!
Food cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary...you know...pickles, SPK's and green grapes.
Weirdest food I ate this week: I'm happy to say I didn't eat anything weird this week! Unless you consider spicy pickles weird...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Negative ghostwriter. And I'm still very thankful for that.
Labor signs: N.O.
What I miss: Sleeping soundly without waking up every friggin' hour to pee.
Symptoms: Intermittent headaches and frequent freaking urination. Seriously...it's obnoxious. I feel like I can't get anything done because every time I actually sit down to do something, I have to get up and run to the bathroom. Oh-and I feel like a hungry, hungry hippo every hour of the day.
Workouts: Same ol', same ol'! 20-30 minutes of walking uphill on a treadmill, followed by 20-30 minutes of strength training twice per week.
Things that suck: Maternity shorts. Seriously gag me with a spoon. I tried more on and still...I look like...I don't even know what?? I think it's because I'm semi-short torsoed...either way...I've yet to find a pair that look remotely decent.
Things that don't suck: Taking this week's bump date picture outside and not having to update that stupid chalkboard. Feeling my little squirmy worm inside my belly every once in a while. Knowing that in 4 short days I will FINALLY be able to: pin the heck outta baby boy or girl stuff, buy pink or blue baby stuff, and officially envision our lives with a little boy or a little girl!