How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: I just got back from a quick trip to Platteville, Wisconsin. I came back to help my family with getting the barn ready for our reception on May 14th. We also worked on crafty things for the wedding reception decor. I weighted myself and I still am -3 lbs. So I did gain a little weight…hard to tell if it is baby weight or from not being in a good eating routine.
Maternity clothes: I love this maroon dress I bought. It is a-line and has a little sleeve to it. It just fits my little bump so cute! I wore a jean jacket with it and a cute jeweled necklace.
Sleep: I didn’t sleep very well this last week while in Platteville. I think mostly because I knew I had so much to do and not a lot of time to do it in. Plus I want to visit with my grandma and my aunts while I was in town because I hadn’t seen them since Christmas.
Best moment this week: Being around my family and for them to be able to see my bump. Also, every day I feel him move more and more. It really is the weirdest feeling! But I love every kick and punch I feel. Makes me feel even more connected to him.
Miss anything? I didn’t have time to miss anything this week! I guess I can say that I do miss my family.
Movement: I feel more and more movements. Last night he was just doing some karate kicks in there for a couple minutes. Like I said before, craziest feeling! I tried to have Rick feel but its still too muffled for him to feel it.
Food cravings: No real cravings. I didn’t eat very well in Wisconsin just because we were so busy working….easy quick meals were just easiest going out. While I was home we had a quick cupcake tasting for the reception too. They were so good!
Anything making you queasy or sick? No. But if I don’t eat when I am hungry I feel shaky.
Gender: It’s a BOY!
Labor signs: None.
Symptoms: Belly is growing and it is getting harder to bend forward to touch my toes. I can feel the little bump getting in the way. Still love it though!
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Extremely happy! I got to see some of my family in Wisconsin while cleaning and preparing the barn for the reception. Believe me, we worked hard at cleaning the barn out. I have to thank my mom, my sister Adrianna, Rocky, my bridesmaids Triffina and Mindy.
Looking forward to: Getting everything ready for the wedding reception. There are about 200 guests coming so I feel a little pressure to have everything just right. Plus, I am a little type A when it comes to parties and planning. But I can’t wait it will be so much fun!
Days to go: 160
Baby development: Baby is the size of a turnip. His skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone. His life line,the umbilical cord, is getting stronger and thicker. He weighs 5 ounces and is around 5 inches long. He can move his joints and his sweat glands are starting to develop.
I am looking forward to feeling more and more kicks from him. I cherish everyone. I can’t believe that I am 17 weeks along! It really has flown by! Before I know it, he will be here!