(Sorry my blog has become almost solely a once a week pregnancy update. I feel a bit stuck when it comes to putting my thoughts into actual blog posts, but have loved having a weekly check in as a journal of this journey.)
How Far Along? 17 weeks
Maternity Clothes? Pants, yes. Shirts -still in between maternity and non-maternity. Among people that know I am pregnant, I am now getting frequent comments about my growing belly, as it is looking more and more prego.
Weight Gain? Not sure
Stretch Marks? No
Best Moment of the Week? Pretty normal week, but I have to say that watching DH gush over this kid and my belly every day, all day, is melting me into a puddle of mush. I am in awe at his joy and love.
Movement? Nope. :(
Food Cravings? Vegetarian corn dogs. Go figure.
Gender? 5 months until we know
What I miss? I am not feeling good once again, not sure why. Not feeling good is taking a bit of a mental toll on me.
Symptoms: Feel like my stomach and esophagus are shoved up into my throat. Stuffy, runny nose.
What I'm looking forward to? Movement. Hearing the hb again tomorrow.
Weekly Wisdom: Brace yourself for the unsolicited advice as the belly becomes more apparent. The comments and advice have already started to flow....
Milestones: An (almost) pregnant looking belly; And a ticker gadget added to the top of my page.
Emotions: I have still felt unable to start reading prego/newborn books. I feel stuck in that way. In the first trimester I know that fear kept me from reading too much, just in case we miscarried again. But now I feel like I need to be better prepared of what is to come (especially labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and caring for a newborn). But I have a complete mental block towards actually delving into any of this information.