Tuesday, December 14, 2010

17 weeks - Woot, woot!

How far along? 17 weeks. One more week and I'm on the downhill slide

Weight gain/loss: According to the scale at Dr. H's office, I've gained a total of 6 pounds.  I'll take it!  Even though it's only 6 pounds, I can see the changes in my body.  Mr. MBC has started referring to me as "Belly". 

Maternity clothes? I've started wearing some maternity tops in the last week.  Still none that tie in the back.  I have a pair of cords from Kohl's that I love.  They are soft and warm and just the right length. 

Stretch marks? Still none other than the one on the belly.  I've started using body butter 2 times a day to make sure my skin stays hydrated.  I guess only time will tell.

Sleep? Much better now the the never-ending crud is getting better.  I can lie down and not feel as if I'm choking and suffocating. 

Best moment since last update? Hearing the heartbeats at my appointment last week.  Even though they sound the same every time, it's so reassuring to know that they are pumping right away.  There's still quite a difference in Baby A and Baby B in terms of heart rates.  Mr. MBC is convinced that there is one of each in there.

Food cravings: Still loving my chicken biscuit or chicken minis from CFA.  Cannot get enough!  I've realized that the reason I like them so much is because they do not have eggs on them.  I went through Hardie's one morning last week to "mix things up", and the smell of the egg on my biscuit was overwhelming.

Genders: 9 days until we find out for sure!!!  Mr. MBC and I are both very excited about our anatomy scan on Dec 23rd.  I'm so glad the timing worked out so we can surprise our families at Christmas.

Belly button in or out? In.  Not much change really

Movement? No :(  I thought I was on to something last week, but since then NOTHING!  I know it's still early, but you'd think with 2 in there you'd feel movement sooner.

What I miss? This time of year - wine!  With all the upcoming Christmas parties and family gatherings, a glass of wine would be quite nice.  Mr. MBC and I went to dinner the other night and I had a steak.  I knew that it would be so much better if I had a glass of red wine with my meal. 

I know some people say a glass every now and then is not a big deal in preganancy.  But, it took so long to get here I'm not taking any chances.

What I'm looking forward to:Anatomy Scan on December 23rd.  Can't wait!

Milestones: I *think* I may be getting to the enjoyable stage of preganancy.  I'd be lying if I said I've loved every moment of preganancy.  But in the past couple of days, I've felt much better and had more energy.  Maybe it's just the holiday seaon?  Who knows, but I'm glad to be feeling like myself again.

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