17 Weeks Along….

How Far Along:  17 weeks! So excited to finally be in the upper numbers week-wise!

Size of Baby: An onion. So random.

Total Weight Gain: 6 pounds. 

Maternity Clothes: Starting to feel like I really need. The rubber band trick and belly bands are getting me through until spring pant-wise. My t-shirts and some flowier tops are getting me through top-wise….for now. 

Gender: I go back and forth multiple times a day about what I think it is… 

Movement: Any day now! I’m so excited, and thinking every single little twinge is the babe. Just can’t wait to actually KNOW I’m feeling it, and to be able to share it with Theo!

Sleep: Never long enough. I’m much less restless, although I still get up at least once every night. I have all sorts of aches and pains when I wake up, and I’m not looking forward to this getting much, much worse! 

What I miss: Energy. The ability to bend over. Clothes that fit. 

Food Cravings: Fruits and Veggies. I add fruit and veggies to every meal I eat. Broccoli, spinach, green beans, peas, oranges, apples…you name it, I want it in my food. Also mushrooms. I could saute up some mushrooms and eat them just like that. Theo almost gags. He hates mushrooms. I’m also craving guava’s, but those are no where to be found around here. I’ve searched every aisle in every store. No guavas, no guava juice, no juice that even has guava as a fruity blend! So I’m settling for some mixed berry juice and that’s satisfying my craving for now.

Food Aversions: Again, anything I had during those first few weeks of morning sickness make me want to barf all over (even though I haven’t even barfed so far this pregnancy!)

Symptoms: Exhausted, extremely emotional, finally starting to feel a little “pregnancy glow”, a little protruding bump, can’t stop eating, aches and pains from the neck down, and a constant NEED to pee.

Worst Moment This Week: The kitten surprise. You can read about it here.

Best Moment This Week: The kitten surprise. They are adorable. And cuddly. 

What I’m Looking Forward To: Finding out the gender! Springgg!!! 

 

And the verdict is out. We are keeping the black one, and his name is BB. BB stands for whatever you want it to stand for. Baby Boy. Baby Brother. Big Brother (to the human baby), etc. Plus, it’s a family name…my brother used to have a pigeon named BB. Any guesses how he got that pigeon/how it got it’s name? Also, in sticking with the Songhai of Moose/Hansi (cat/dog), bi means black…and he is black! So there you go!

 

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