Feb 25, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Seventeen Weeks Pregnant

Seventeen Weeks Pregnant

I like my bump at seventeen weeks, it’s still comfy to sleep with. It’s hard to sleep on my left side because I keep waking up on my back, the pillow I’m using to keep me on my side is easily moved, so I don’t know what to do anymore. I tried different parts of the bed, three pillows, but I still wake sometimes on my back. I’m waiting for the summer when I can use my quilt for a support system on my back. I don’t want to sleep alone on a couch.

I finally have some food cravings, but my aversion to meat is making me nauseated sometimes. I can’t stand the smell of smoked meat and even the sight of chunks of meat on a plate. I watched Man vs. Food last night and I half salivated and half I had to focus on something else. So last night I ended up craving for pizza (I was making a plan to go made some myself), hot dogs with coleslaw, onions, ketch-up and mayonnaise (and I actually had some sausages in the fridge but the fact is I was more craving for the coleslaw, which I didn’t have), and hamburgers (I had nothing in the house to make some and still the sauce and garnish, and not the meat, were more appealing for me), but the fact that I was so tired it made me crave more for my bed and pillows than for food.

I’m beginning to think my baby is a vegetarian chef. Why a chef? From the beginning of my pregnancy I craved baking and coking, but not necessary eating the results. I make my own bread for the last month or so, and I’m looking to find a way to keep it fresh for more than 3 days, cuz I’m not baking everyday.

I just noticed, with the help of my husband actually, that I have stretch marks on my behind and when I measured it I saw that I was waaay over I thought I was. Till now I measured my hips, which are not the biggest part of my butt, but when I measured the biggest part I had a big surprise. I say I started with 95 cm, at most, and I now have 98 cm. I know is not much, but keeping track of my hips and seeing they didn’t change at all, made me pretty happy about myself and I was thinking the 2 kg I gained are all for my baby, but it seems I put something aside as well.

I’m loving the moments when my baby is moving. I feel something clear more and more for the last couple of days. It still resembles gas, but I can tell the differences now. I can feel them more at night when I lay in the bad with my hand over my belly, and my husband can feel some but not all, just like 2 out of 5, but it makes me fill up with magical happiness. And even if some could say it’s not baby it’s gas, that is some magical gas, why would I decide it’s not the baby so that I would not feel THIS happy? I love you Babygas!!!

Other symptoms: Back pain, but not that much anymore, inflamed gums, which I’m going to the dentist for, congested nose, the saline spray doesn’t help as much as I would want, headache, fatigue, gas machine and the need to urinate more intense.

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight seventeenth week: 61,1 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust seventeenth week: 93 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist seventeenth week: 79 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips seventeenth week: 92 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt seventeenth week: 98 cm

Bump before: 77 cm (I don’t know for sure)
Bump seventeenth week: 90 cm

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