I am a day late doing this post, but I have a great reason. I was in LA this past weekend and I was busy catching up with household duties and a full day of work. Plus yesterday I finished my Christmas Shopping. I do not want to be out shopping with everyone in NWA this weekend. Finally I wanted to participate in the Nester Christmas Hour Tour so that was my post for Monday. If you haven't seen my home check it out here!
I am 17 weeks and 1 day! Yeah! I have to admit that being pregnant is not what I thought it would be I just thought that your belly grows and no pains will be involved. Let me tell you I was wrong. I have for the past two weeks been in so much pain by the end of the day. My hips and my lower back are killing me. I had no idea I would have these kinds of pains I just thought your belly grows and all is great. Oh well, I am blessed to have the pains as I know my little one is growing which means I need to grow too! A few things that are helping are baths, heating pad, walking, and stretching. I am thinking that I am just around the corner where my jeans are no longer going to fit and I am going to have to go out and purchase a belly band. I am thankful that I am still fitting in my normal clothes at 17 weeks. I don't have a belly yet I just think that I am thick and if you didn't know me you wouldn't even know I was pregnant. Now onto the weekly highlights!
Here is my 17 Week picture of Baby Stafford! He/She is the size of an turnip. This picture was taken last night and I did have cute boots on today, but when we took this picture I had my ballet slippers on and it doesn't look that great, but oh well I was at home!
How Far Along: 17 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Not sure as I don't weigh myself at home we will see at my next appointment in January 2010
Maternity Clothes: None
Sleep: I am sleeping better just a few aches and pains in my hip and lower back
Best Moment this week: Feeling better just a few aches and pains!
Gender: Not Sure Yet...we will find out in January 2010
Movement: None - I hope soon :)
Food Craving: Breakfast I love cereal and currently I am loving Honey Nut Cheerios. I love to have apples and crackers for a snack. For lunch and dinner I still like bland food such as grilled cheese.
What I miss: Chocolate Milk - why do I not drink chocolate milk anymore? It does not taste good at the moment I hope I will like it soon!
What I am looking forward to: My appointment in January and Christmas with my family!
Weekly Wisdom: If you are tired and your body hurts it is good because your baby is growing!
Symptoms: Still tired and my hip and lower back ache at night!