Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Pregnancy #2: 17 Weeks Update
These weeks are completely flying this time around. I feel accomplished just getting this weekly post up and very much wonder how I ever posted daily. I so appreciate all of you bloggers who post more than I make a habit of because I really enjoy reading your posts.
Today marks 17 weeks. Baby is the size of an onion!
Weight: Up another pound or two for sure. Appointment is next week. I wouldn’t dare wear any pants but maternity ones and I’m digging more into my maternity shirts at this point.
My Body: This was the week of having a head cold. YUCK. Last Wednesday I started to feel it coming on and then it hit hard. I was really congested Friday to Sunday. When I got up this morning I finally felt significantly better. Still a bit congested, but I’m almost over it. So, the cold pretty much dominated my week. I can’t really judge how I was feeling this week accurately because basically I felt like my head was in a bag all week. I got through the work days and rested as much as a (almost) 18 month year old will let you each night. My husband had a cold too so that was kind of a bummer for both of us. Sage has just been sniffling though so I hope it stays that way. On a very happy note, I’ve been feel little flutters of the baby more! Mostly at night when I’m lying in bed before sleep or sometimes after a meal. I definitely felt some flutters after eating a chocolate vegan cupcake. I mean who wouldn’t do a happy dance about that.
Cravings: This is the pregnancy of carbs. Is a plate of spaghetti with a side piece of bread ok for dinner…again? I have been making a valiant effort to eat more than just carbs though. They are just what I want. Food in general just isn’t as appetizing at the moment. Could be the cold, but it kind of feels like a pregnancy thing too. I made my favorite curry tofu dish with butternut squash on Sunday night and while it was tasty, it just didn’t do it for me. Glad Sage loved it though because I gave him all the leftovers.
Sleep: I could not sleep well being congested all week, but last night I slept 8 hours straight since I was feeling better. Woohoo!
Best Moments: Going to toddler gym on Sunday with my husband and Sage. It is just a blast watching Sage play and it was good for me to be up and about even if I was still recovering a bit from my cold. We also tried a new-to-us casual Italian restaurant for dinner on Saturday night and that was fun (and not just because I got to eat all the carbs). Sage enjoyed the food as much as my husband and I did and it was a fun family outing. Also, we found out that my sister-in-law is having a girl and I’m so excited for them!!! I had to miss the shower because of my cold, but they surprised everyone. I started out thinking I was having a girl, but last night I had a dream that the doctor told me it was a boy. I immediately told me husband, “we need a name!!!”. We’ve got no name ideas for a boy because we liked the name Sage so much and never even came up with something that compared. I promise baby if you are a boy that we will find a wonderful name for you!
I think that just about sums things up. Let me know if there are any topics you want me to touch on this pregnancy. I’d like to get a post on what I eat as a plant-based eater and day-in-the-life posts are always fun. I swear I will try to get something more up here soon!
How are you?