Sunday, December 01, 2013

17 Weeks

How far along: 17 Weeks
How big is the baby: The length of a large pear-5.1 inches. (This week was supposed to be an onion. Well. Target doesn't have onions over 4.5 inches so we took our tape measure to other produce! Side note: 21 weeks is supposed to be 10.5 inches and a pomegranate. Have you ever met a 10.5 inch pomegranate? That is just silly.)
Weight gain: Hard to tell because of Thanksgiving! Looks like 5.5 pounds. So 2.5 pounds this week? That seems like a lot. Let's blame Thanksgiving.
Doctor/Medical Stuff: Still dealing with the annoying eczema on my wrist. I've never had eczema before. The worst is the back pain. I've had some awful back pain this week. On Tuesday I was reading a story to my students in a little preschool sized chair and almost started crying from the pain. My teaching assistant got up and stole me a full-sized padded chair from the lounge. Hopefully if I sit on that instead of the floor or teeny chairs it will help. Standing all day on Thanksgiving to get ready and prepare was fine. But sitting at the dining room table for dinner made me back hurt. It is more my middle back though. Not the typical pregnancy lower back.
Clothes: I busted out the maternity leggings on Thanksgiving. They were the best idea ever! Comfiest clothes invented. I originally had my regular leggings on under my belly, but it just wasn't comfortable for a long day. This weekend I wore regular jeans (low rise).
Sleep: The other day I started sleeping with a pillow between my knees. According to my FitBit, I have been less restless. Hopefully that helps. I've been reading about pregnancy pillows and cannot decide if I want a Snoogle-ish one or a full horseshoe type one. I think the horseshoe one would be much better for my needs, but I don't think there would be room for Adam if I got it!
Movement: I don't think any yet. Sometimes I wonder if I feel something, but it is hard to tell. Sometimes I feel things in places the baby couldn't be anyway!
Food/Aversions: None. Thanksgiving dinner was DELICIOUS! We ate it Friday, Saturday and Sunday for dinner too! Mmmm! I'm so glad I am able to eat more than a few bites now.
What I miss: Nothing I can think of this week.
What I am looking forward to:  MOVEMENT!
Oh! And This: Adam is so awesome. He is the most supportive and sweet husband ever. He is going to be an amazing daddy. He is always jumping up to help with something and is so wiling to go along with my ideas. Like buying our Christmas tree today!

Pictures from Thanksgiving

Adam and his brothers and nephew playing foortball in the yard. 

 We had 26 people over for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone brought delicious food and helped clean up and do dishes after eating. We had so much food and it was all amazing. It was a great day with family (both mine and Adam's) and I feel so blessed. I love having people over and hosting Thanksgiving makes me feel so lucky. 

My awesome hubby.

We continued the tradition I started last year. Everyone at Thanksgiving wrote something they were thankful for on a leaf. In the scrapbook you can see I put all the pictures fro last year in. This year I had everyone do the same. Part of the tradition involves me harassing everyone to fill out their leaf before they leave!