So I'm changing up my format on here to make my weekly posts a bit more uniform. So here is the first one!
Is it just me or does 16 weeks sounds really pregnant? That's like "OMG, in 4 weeks I'll be halfway through this pregnancy!" It feels like just yesterday I was jumping up and down telling Matt that we were pregnant.
So let's talk about something really exciting!!! On Sunday night we had another couple and my parents over for dinner. When everyone left around 10 I was sleepy and laid over Matt on our sofa to watch a little TV before bed and... Matt felt the baby from the outside!! AHHHHH! I've been feeling little flicks and bumps since about 13 weeks, but I've been waiting to feel him/her from the outside for a few weeks now. I'm so happy that Matt was able to experience the little ripples of movement!
So here is the new format...
Pregnancy: 17 weeks
Weight Gain: I cannot believe that I am going to post this... 6 Pounds
Sleep: Sleep is horrible! I am still not use to only sleeping on my left side so every time I have the urge to turn over I completely wake up and my mind starts running. It seems to take me 30 minutes to fall back asleep and when you have to wake up at 5 a.m. any way it is NO FUN!
Names: TBD... funny name of the week is Timothy Rex Park... nickname T-Rex Park
Feeling: Feeling great!
Health: Seems to be okay. I don't have any swelling or any other indications that my iron is low so it looks like things are moving right along... I ended up being high risk with Emma due to my iron count and some cysts that developed on her brain.
Movement: Matt felt the baby from the outside!!! =)
Belly: The belly seems to be growing again. It slowed down there for a bit, but it seems to have picked back up. At least my belly button is still in and looks like it will stay that way for at least another month.
Non Baby Highlight of the Week: There are SOOO many of them it is hard to choose! Here are my three highlights:
- Emma turned eight this week!!! It is so amazing because it feels like just yesterday I was down in Statesboro, GA feeling her kick inside of me for the first time!
- Emma FINALLY let Matt remove her training wheels on her bike and in 10 minutes learned to ride on only two wheels! This has been a long time coming and I was beginning to think that she would just never learn... but am so proud that she faced her fears and now it is all she wants to do! So cute!
- And one non child related... Spending time with my best friend Holly and trying on dresses to wear for her wedding! Nothing like getting to make fun of yourself in a bridesmaid dress with a big old belly trying to gage what you will look like after baby! So much fun and I love that I get to see her almost every week with all of our planning for her wedding... AND this week we even managed to hang out without me rear ending her car! Success all around!
Next Appointment: OB: Thursday, April 26th at 18w5d & Ultrasound: Friday, April 27th at 18w5d