I am 17 weeks today!
photo taken at Disney
(16weeks 3 days)
I got to hear the baby's heartbeat again yesterday and all is well. My next appt in 4 weeks is the ultrasound :) Hard to believe I'm almost halfway there!
I have started feeling the baby move. I started feeling some itty bitty movements around 15 weeks but last week they were more definite. I can't wait til the kids can feel it. They are dying to be able to feel the baby kick! I get such a kick out of their excitement.
My daughter has begun using my belly as a tapping place when she wants to ask me something.
"Hey mama??" as she taps on my ever growing belly hehe
This pregnancy has been very different than my others. I have had a lot of cravings. Nothing weird, just all of a sudden I want something specific. Salads, red meat, pancakes, seafood cannelloni from Carrabba's... Only had a couple cravings with the others. I'll crave one thing for days, then it'll turn to something else.
I've had heartburn for weeks, off and on. I never get heartburn. All of my digestive issues are below the stomach. Sometimes it feels like someone's jabbing a knife through my chest. I was really sick the last night we were in Disney...popping Tums like crazy because that's all I had with me.
Brushing my teeth sometimes makes me vomit. I hate brushing my teeth...
I usually can't eat a ton of food in one sitting. I've always been one to eat little meals all day long but it seems like I fill up super fast now.
I haven't gained any weight yet. In fact, I've lost a couple pounds. But don't let that fact lead you to believe that I'm bragging on how skinny I am. I was 20lbs overweight when I got pregnant and also gained 7-8lbs when my IVF dr put me on all those hormones & made me stop exercising. So I'm gonna count that weight as pregnancy weight...and you can't stop me! hehe
Despite all those little things I feel pretty good. Not super exhausted unless I overdo it. So excited for this journey!