17 WEEKS PREGNANT
I don’t know about you, but the weeks have been flying by! I can’t believe I am 3 weeks away from being half way through this pregnancy. Although I am so excited to meet her, I don’t mind these next couple of months slowing down a bit. There are so many things to get ready for and I am feeling slightly overwhelmed with the process.
This weekend I experienced a painful Saturday morning of cramping. It felt like the first day of my period and I could barely move, let alone get out of bed. It was alarming to me as I hadn’t felt sick this whole time. I’ve done a little research and know that it is completely normal to have cramps during the second trimester. This is called round ligament pain, that occurs when the uterus expands, causing the ligaments and muscles that support it to stretch. Hello painful! Since I am getting bigger by the week, the slight pain at times is kind of comforting because it makes me feel like something is happening in there. Other than that, I don’t really feel pregnant.
Due Date: October 25th
How far along: 17 weeks
Size of baby: 5 inches and 5 oz., current status is the size of a white onion
How many days to go: 161
Total weight gain: Haven’t weighed myself this week.
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Sleeping 8 hours, hop in bed at 9pm every night.
Best moment of this week: Enjoying a staycation with my husband
Miss anything: A hard workout, sushi
Movement: No movement
Food cravings: Cereal, bread
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!!! and growing more every day.
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: Unfortunately, off. This pregnancy has made me have a terrible reaction to my wedding rings.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!! and a little tired
Looking forward to: Our big ultrasound next week and a trip to Austin for a Bachelorette weekend