How far along: 17 weeks. [17 with Ezra, 17 with Isaac]
How big is baby: A sweet potato at 5 1/2 inches. My sweet baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints from waving around through the amniotic fluid.
Weight gain/loss: So much for a steady 1 pound weight gain. There was a fair amount of emotional eating in the past 5 days, and I've definitely gained a total of 5 lbs.
Stretch marks: After two pregnancies, I somehow still don't have any.
Sleep: Thankfully, other than the sleepless night I had after the election results last night, sleep has been decent the last week.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Yeah, so, emotional eating. See above. It wasn't pretty and I still don't feel quite right, but I'm trying to balance everything out and get back to my good eating habits. I did break into a jar of Claussen pickles and oh my word. They are heaven. The only problem is that instead of eating just one or two slices, I want to eat 5, or 10.
Movement: Almost daily flutters, but still nothing certain or more frequent.
What I'm worrying about: The future of our country, but that's a little heavy.
What I'm loving: Being pregnant.
Symptoms: So I mentioned last week that my boobs finally got with the pregnancy program and were giving me some lift. Geez louise, they can lay off now! They hurt something awful!
What I'm looking forward to: Aside from Tony's reffing schedule, I have a completely free weekend! I'm sure I'll spend at least the majority of one day working on sessions to get the remaining 12 out, but still, I'll have the time to do it!
Best moment of the week:
Unfortunately, so far there really hasn't been one. This week has been filled with daily frustrations, but I haven't given up hope that there will be good! The highlight of my week was being surrounded by amazing girlfriends. For the majority of my life I didn't think that I would ever have close girlfriends who would stand by me when I needed them. I got to spend facetime with Gina while I was disappointed to find out my sweater wasn't available, when I'd been told it was. She did everything in her power to try to keep me in a good mood and suggested numerous other options, followed by a birthday lunch with my dear friend Abbey, Emily willing to go grocery shopping with me just to get some gab time in, Heidi bringing over blizzards while I was having a rough evening and Ashley locating the virtually unavailable sweater I decided on for our gender reveal. You are all amazing.
Best moment of the week: