Friday, September 25, 2015

Bumpdate: Weeks 14-17


How far along? 17 weeks (as of this past Saturday when the picture was taken) 

Weight gain: about 4 pounds but I sure feel like it is more. 

Cravings: I had been craving sweets way too frequently! Someone brought in hot Krispy Kremes to work a couple weeks ago and before the day was over, I believe I had eaten three. Now, it's switched back to more veggies and salads thankfully. Pizza is pretty much a constant craving as well but I prefer grandma pizzas from one specific restaurant here in Charlotte. 

Anything making me nauseas/queasy? I have been feeling pretty good. I will have random moments where I am unbelievably queasy but then it will pass after a couple minutes. 

Stretch marks: Not yet. Applying my Bio Oil and Belly Butter like it is my job. 

Maternity clothes: Belly bands are a must if I want to wear pants. I finally caved and bought a couple pairs of maternity pants but don't need tops at all yet. I'm wearing dresses every day that I can until the weather gets cooler. 

Wedding rings on/off: On. 

Sleep: It hasn't been so great recently! I am still completely, utterly exhausted. I was led to believe this would be better by now. I've also been having really bizarre, vivid dreams. Some aren't even pregnancy-related but they are exhausting. Learning to sleep on my side is hard as well. I got a snoogle, which helps me get comfy when I'm headed to bed each night but in my sleep I constantly try to get out of it. 

Movement: Not yet! 

Gender: We know but aren't announcing just yet!

Symptoms: Exhaustion, bigger boobs that are tender, some mood swings. 

Best moment this month: When we found out the gender. We just wanted a healthy baby but it is so much more real to know now. The experience of finding out was really fun because we went to a private place and they gave us so many pictures and a little video and took so much time with us to give us information about our baby.

Worst moment this month: I've been so moody the past two weeks. The other night, Riley jumped up on me while I was wearing pajama pants I've had since college and they ripped all the way down the leg. I cried for at least 30 minutes. I just could not pull myself together. I knew it was irrational but long days at work, Corey traveling, not sleeping well, and crazy hormones has put me in this state of exhausted deliriousness. 

Looking forward to: My anatomy scan in two weeks and getting started on baby's nursery or at least collecting items for it. I'm also in need of crib recommendations. Of course I am in love with one from PB Kids but don't know if it is wise to spend so much on something that will be used for just a short time. Anyone have a crib for their little one that they just love? 

3 comments:

  1. Ohh that's exciting you know the gender!!! We got the Kendall crib from pbk and got it when it was on sale then they were running a 20% off one item too. I think we paid in the low 300's. I think that was a good deal, and we will be using it twice I would think.

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  2. Not that I'm pregnant, but whenever that happens for us, I have it set in my mind to get one of those cribs that can convert into a kids bed. That way, if you do have to spend a bit on it, it's justified since they'll use that for several years.

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  3. I LOVE the PBK cribs, but do some research. I found the book Baby Bargains to be really helpful; they rate all different brands of baby furniture (and everything else you'll need for baby too!). We ended up getting ours from Babies R Us (although I hate that store and it was SUCH a headache). It's Baby Italia Parkland...which I love, but don't recommend ordering through BRU.

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