It really feels like time is going so quickly. Can it really be the last weekend of June already? Next weekend my dad and brother will be visiting for a week, which I am really excited about. I took the week off of work and I am hopeful to get quite a bit done around the house and with the nursery. My morning sickness is still there, but less frequent. Unfortunately I am experiencing horrific constipation and almost had to go to urgent care!
I finally actually look pregnant which is exciting. I feel like it basically happened over night. I was really starting to feel sensitive about everyone telling me how skinny I looked so I am loving it now.
We have also been dealing with some anxiety/jealousy issues with my stepson about the babies. He is ultimately really excited to be a big brother, but he is also experiencing the normal realization that things are going to change. We had a few hard weeks before he would tell us what was bothering him, but we are addressing the issues with him now and he is seeing a counselor. Having a new baby/babies come into any family is stressful on an only child, and its only more complicated by him not being with us all the time.
How Far along: 17 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: Finally gaining back some weight. Down only 6 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight
Maternity Clothes: Last week I put on a tank top and it fit perfectly…..this week I put it on and it was way to short! I actually bought a few maternity items over the past few days, but I am still able to wear a lot of my normal clothes, as long as the shirts are long enough.
Movement: Not yet
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Once I find a comfortable position I sleep well, but I wake up a lot to pee!
Best moments: Finally actually looking like I am pregnant. When I look at my little bump I literally feel overjoyed.
Miss Anything: Not really.
Food Cravings: Asian food and iced tea.
Anything make you feel queasy or sick: Meat has still been hard. Especially beef and chicken. I also often feel sick in the morning.
Gender: We find out on July 16th.
Labor signs: No
Symptoms: Food aversion, constipation (OMG!!), some morning sickness
Belly Button: In
Wedding Rings: On
Mood: Happy. Occasionally moody.
Looking forward to: My dad and brother visiting over the 4th of July week.