|end of 17 Weeks - Ahahaha!|
|end of 17 Weeks - freshly home from camping (i.e. 3 days without a shower!)|
Gender: GIRL!! (Yay!)
Weight gain: 7 pounds.
Stretch marks: No.
Worst moment this month: The "Welcome to School" cold brought home by C, which ultimately led to three sick kids AND the discovery of mucousy, cold curdled milk vomit that I discovered only because I sat in it. And going to a midwife appointment and arriving 15 minutes late... no wait! I didn't even have an appointment that day so, I was technically two weeks EARLY! Oh, and waking up to find that A had taken our return address stamp to many (many!) illegal surfaces, such as couches and floors and high chairs, before transferring his dutiful efforts to paper. I was also NOT pleased to hear my midwife say I'll have to have biophysical profiles and non-stress tests weekly, starting at 34-36 weeks, and that I'll have to be induced at 38-39 weeks "due to my age". (What!?)
Best moment(s) this month: Having the anatomy scan and seeing a healthy baby GIRL! She is estimated to be about 13 oz. right now and looks great!
Strangest moment(s) this month: Waking up from a dream where I was head over heels in love with a Forney look-alike (from Where the Heart Is)... The weirdest dream possibly of ever.
Miss anything: My energy! If I don't sleep well (most nights!), I feel pretty useless until I rest a LOT. So many evenings, I've finally built up enough energy and buzz around getting things done after dinner time. So ineffective!
Ultrasound count to date: 3
Movement: Yes! Daily now! I always tell her "hi" and call her by her nickname.
Cravings: White cheddar cheetos, regular popcorn, ice water, fruit salads, whole wheat baked goods, tomato basil wheat thins.
Queasy or sick: Mostly better, except this damp, musty smell in my house makes me feel queasy. And everyone's "I have a cold" breath. And I still can't have many sweets (dark chocolate is ok now!) and any soda makes me feel sick!
Looking forward to: Honestly? February. But until then, I suppose "cooler weather" and maybe even "Halloween" will suffice.