Wednesday marked 17 weeks. This pregnancy is flying by.
Here’s what I looked like last week.
And here’s what I look like today at 17 weeks and 2 days. It was cold and rainy in Lux, so you get me in yoga pants and a t-shirt. I have it on good authority (from a friend with lotsa, lotsa baby experience) that comfy pregnant ladies grow cute kids. Let’s go with that, shall we? And also, I think I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday, so I’ve been taking it real easy.
(When I compare these two pictures, it looks like I’m bigger at 16 weeks. It’s either the yoga pants or the angle, because I am definitely not smaller this week.)
The Baby: He or she is about 5 inches long and weighs about 5 ounces. I’ve read that the baby can hear now, so Hannah’s been talking to him or her a lot lately.
Maternity clothes: Not yet, although I did buy a bella band this week. The other day, I ate lunch and went to pick Hannah up at school and when I sat down in the car, I had to unbutton my jeans.
Movement: Lots and lots of flutters, especially when I lay down at night. I’ve also felt three or four distinct “thumps” on the left side.
Sleep: I’m sleeping well and night and still on my stomach. I’ve always been a stomach sleeper, but it is starting to get uncomfortable so it’s not going to last much longer, I’m afraid.
Food Cravings: None, although I still am not down with anything sweet lately. Olives and anything salty tastes really good to me and I have become a little obsessed with this hummus from a grocery store called Delhaize. I didn’t really have cravings with Hannah, but I did eat a lot Mexican food. But I’ve ALWAYS loved Mexican food, so I don’t think that counts. Unfortunately (or fortunately for my weight gain) Luxembourg just doesn’t have the good Mexican food that we have in America. (I realize how ridiculous that sounds.)
Symptoms: Nothing major, really! I get out of breath easily (so embarrassing) and by the time I’m getting Hannah to bed around 7:30 I am ready to just lay on the couch. Other than that (and the pulled back muscle, which is not related to pregnancy) I am generally feeling good.
Gender: We don’t know! But I have a suspicion that it’s a boy this time…