Brian keeps telling me that I'm getting bigger and looking more pregnant now, but people are still surprised when I say something about being pregnant...like they didn't notice. Do I just look like a fat girl wearing tight shirts??? Oye.
Let's get on with it!
How far along? 17 weeks. Another week and a half and we'll have our ultrasound!
Weight Gain? I haven't gained any weight this week really. Maybe half a pound? I don't know, I don't really pay attention to the numbers after the decimal (I'm an English teacher, remember?). I'm still at +18 lbs.
What's up with my Body? Peeing. All the time with the peeing! I've been drinking a lot of water, because I've been getting headaches. But I'm just peeing all the time! We're going to need to buy stock in Charmin at this rate because I go through so much toilet paper!
After last week, someone told me that papaya enzymes help with heartburn, so I got some this weekend. And, you know what? I think they're actually working! I was scared to take them at first because you have to chew them, but they actually taste pretty good. I'm supposed to chew 3 after meals and then melt one or two in my mouth as needed. But I've been just chewing 3 after meals if I'm uncomfortable (because I usually forget) and it's like the heartburn goes away immediately. So glad to have found this remedy!
I was getting clothes out of the dryer yesterday and I was noticing how hard it was to bend over and look in there! I had to hold my breath! I haven't lost my balance yet, or bumped my tummy on something, but it is getting harder and harder to bend over!
Food Cravings? I think I'm losing my taste for potato chips. Maybe. I'm not craving salty as much anymore. Now, I just want sweet, juicy, and cold. That usually means a popsicle (seriously, I ate like 8 the other day!), but sometimes an apple or a glass of juice will do.
Movement? As I sit here, at almost 4:00 in the morning (couldn't sleep, tummy was hungry), I am feeling the baby a TON! Maybe it's because I just ate some cereal? Maybe it's because it's the middle of the night? I don't know, but he/she is totally active!
The other night, Brian spent a good 10 minutes blowing raspberries on my tummy and then asking me if I could feel the baby kick in reaction to them. Then, I don't know what what he said, but he had his head under the covers and he was whispering things to my tummy...I think they're bonding.
Gender? I'm really thinking it's a girl...but I don't know how to think any different, so I don't necessarily trust my instincts.
What I'm looking forward to: More kicking and movement.
Best moment of the week: Getting a pedicure on Saturday!
Worst moment of the week: Popping zits in weird places...like the top of my ear and in my nose!!