I’ve been hounded with emails and comments about what is going on in the life of my pregnancy and the baby. And to fill in those who are getting one word answers form Kyle, here are the details!
I’m doing great! Unlike the first 13 weeks (3 months) my eating is pretty much back to normal. I don’t really feel pregnant except my regular clothes don’t fit well, if at all. My hair and nails are growing like crazy, which I have heard and read that’s normal and I’ve finally come to terms with sleeping on my sides, not my back or stomach. I’m still not eating chicken. This has become a huge loss in Kyle’s life, I had to purchase pre-cooked and chopped chicken for him!
We had another doctor’s appointment at the beginning of the month which went well. We heard the baby’s heart beat and it sounds like a swish, swish sound, so amazing. Up to week 26 we see the doctor every 4 weeks, then to every three weeks and so on.
The Answer is YES, we will find out the sex of the baby! I’m a planner, it’s not me to not have things ready exactly as we want. We have a boy’s name picked out and a few girl’s names, but you will all have to wait for the birth to find out!
How far along: 17 weeks (4 months, 3 weeks)
Total weight gain: 9 pounds
Maternity clothes: some
Sleep: some good nights, some bad nights
Movement: nothing yet, but it could be anytime now!
Belly Button in or out: in
What I miss: skiing
What I am looking forward to: feeling the baby move and finding out the sex
Our “anatomy” appointment is on January 5th. My mom is going with us and we are hopeful that Randy can make it down for a quick visit to attend. Neither of them have seen an ultrasound so it will be very exciting on many levels.
For those not accustomed to counting your life by weeks, here is a timeline of my pregnancy in months…(Rich)
Week 1 – the last week of August
Weeks 2 – 6 month of September, 1 month
Week 7-10 month of October, 2 months
Week 11-14 month of November, 3 months
Week 15-19 month of December (where we are currently), 4 months
Week 20-23 month of January (find out the sex and half way point), 5 months
Week 24-27 month of February, 6 months
Week 28-32 month of March, 7 months
Week 33-36 month of April 8 months
Week 37-40 month of May (Due May 26th), 9 months
In other explanations of pregnancy terms, each week is associated with a fruit or vegetable so you can relate something we all know to the size of the baby. Hence in my first post, that was the approximate size of the baby. This week we are the size of an onion.
I have a little belly, I think we’re moving out of the awkward stage. It’s definitely bigger than, “she ate too much or has gained weight” because my belly is going straight out. From the back people have said they can’t tell I’m pregnant let’s hope it stays that way.