17 Weeks, 23 Weeks to Go

Baby is: 

The size of an onion! According to The Bump:

Baby’s skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

Boy or girl: I’ve pretty much convinced myself that it’s a boy. I know that in the beginning I thought it was a girl and a part of me still thinks this baby is a little girl but if it’s a little boy I want to be prepared. And before I get any “as long as the baby is healthy comments”, I know! I wouldn’t want a baby girl over a healthy baby in general. I just know that it’s going to be a bit before I have anymore and I want a little girl while I’m still young 😉

Currently craving: Salads, anything vinegar based (which reminded me that I really want some pickles).

Weight: gah. I weight 143. Which is 1lb more than I was when I first got pregnant with Mason. So I know it’s not that bad but it still stinks because I had lost so much weight and I just let myself gain it all back.

Belly button status: IN!

Sleep grade: A-. Mason has started sleeping more at night so I’m getting more sleep sort of but whenever I wake up I’m absolutely exhausted, like I didn’t sleep at all.

Recent Crazy Dream: The dreams this pregnancy have been out of control. I had a dream a couple of weeks ago that I posted a picture in my July 2012 Moms group of a sonogram that had two boys in it. Then this week I had a dream that I had the baby and B missed it. It was VERY clearly a girl, I even named her: Sarah. Sarah is my cousin’s name. But it’s also the name I used to use when I was in college and didn’t want some creeper knowing my real name. Don’t worry, Sarah doesn’t mind, in fact, she uses Christa lol. Anyway the name was very clear. B missed the birth because he was playing video games. Which doesn’t even make sense because he doesn’t even play video games but either way I walked up to him and was all “I had the baby, I named her Sarah” and some kid sitting next to him was like “the baby’s name is Sarah?” and he was like “I guess so”. That was pretty much the end of the dream. So now I’ve had two gender dreams. One of each. I guess this just shows how conflicted I really am.

Evidence of pregnancy brain: Nada.

How are you feeling?/Symptoms?: I’m still getting some morning sickness and it’s frustrating. By this point in my pregnancy with Mason morning sickness was long gone. BUT I’m still not throwing up at all. Dry heaving happens though. I’m also super tired and getting bad headaches. I’m also getting at least a pimple a week. With Mason my skin was so clear all the time. No pregnant woman glow here.

Any appointments?: None this week!

Any baby related purchases? No but I have been doing some window shopping! I really need some NB cloth diapers, I want some AppleCheeks Size 1 covers in Appletini, Lake Echo and Storm. I’ve also been browsing double strollers. Moms of 2+ do you have a suggestion for double strollers? What else have I been looking at? Oh yes, potential photographers for the birth and newborn sessions. I REALLY want a birth photographer.

Best thing to happen in the past week/ Worst: 4 days off in a row where we all just got to hang out and get some work done around the house. Worst is probably just feeling fat. I feel like I have no bump although that seems to have changed a little. I can easily feel my uterus now and it feels like one day last week I work and was like bam. uterus.

I still have not popped and I still look way more bump like with my clothes on. Especially maternity. This was was taken today (17 W 1 D) in a Target dressing room. I was trying on a Maternity shirt that was on sale for $10. I ended up getting it in case you were wondering 🙂

Sidenote: This was taken around 4ish? So by this time I was decently bloated. By the end of the day I look huge. I don’t remember such extreme bloating with Mason, especially not this far along!

Okay and another side note everything was written on my actual 17 weeks which was Wednesday except for my weight and the picture I took and talking about the picture. From now on I will try to get everything up on Wednesday, I worked all day yesterday so it was hard!

Can’t believe I’m only three weeks away from being half way done. This pregnancy has flown by!

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Comments

  1. says

    I got SUPER bloated this time around! Like by night time it was painful. I have a friend that comes over thursday nights for Grey’s usually and she couldn’t believe how huge I was- so i took a picture of myself in the morning and she could NOT believe the difference.

    • Christa says

      It’s a little ridiculous. I feel like a faker almost. Like hi huge belly bump and then I wake up in the morning and it’s like hi fat belly!

  2. says

    Wow. I don’t remember ever hearing of such a difference with the time of day before. Learn something every day, right? 🙂

    Enjoy these days and this wonderful time in your life. It’s all a blessing and an incredible gift.

  3. Regan S says

    Congratulations. I love the belly button status, LOL. I was lucky and mine stayed in both times for the entire pregnancy. It got a little flat, but it never stuck out

  4. says

    You’re so adorable! I love hearing about pregnancy dreams. I have crazy dreams anyway, but during pregnancy mine are always baby related and they always seem so real!

    It’s been a few years since I had two in a stroller, but I loved my Combi Twin Savvy and it’s still one of the best strollers I’ve ever owned. I loved that it was lightweight, folded easily, and both seats reclined. But now there are so many new great choices out there that weren’t around 8 years ago that allow for an array of seating options. I love wearing my baby, but I also love a good stroller. Have fun shopping!

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