Tuesday, February 14, 2012

17w4d - In Bullets

So I want to take the opportunity to record a little bit of the standard stuff about pregnancy... feel free to skip posts like these.

Size of baby 

  • Baby is currently between the size of an Onion & Sweet Potato 
Total Weight Gain 

  • +1 lb (or if you count the weight I dropped until recently, I'm up 6lbs)
    • It's crazy, I know... but remember I started about 50lbs overweight

Current symptoms

  • Food aversions, lack of appetite
  • "Morning" sickness - I'm still getting sick at least once a day, and retch several other times during the day
  • Constipation (OMG!  I'm so glad I don't deal with this in my non-pregnant life... it can be miserable at times)
  • Heartburn - I now keep 2 bottles of Tums handy; one in the kitchen and the other on my nightstand

Maternity Clothes

  • I'm wearing maternity jeans (wow, the best invention ever) and tops
  • Since I work from home I'm also wearing a lot of my regular yoga pants/t-shirts
  • I can still wear my regular jeans but they are not comfortable; when I go into the office I usually put on a non-maternity dress or skirt (very forgiving)
  • I'm running into a problem with maternity sizing for dress pants so I have not bought any.  The XL are a bit snug in the thighs/butt... but the 1x absolutely swims on me, hence wearing my dresses/skirts to the office.

  • I get up around 2am & 5:30am to use the bathroom every night
  • I have been using Tylenol PM (OB approved) to sleep many nights
  • I'm sleeping great, unassisted, on nights after I workout

Cravings (Tolerances)

  • Carbs - Pasta, cereal, pizza, bread/grilled cheese
  • Fruit - Apples, Bananas


  • After being on exercise restriction since starting my stims in mid-October, I'm finally working out again
  • I'm working with my trainer again (prenatal certified & a mom of young kids)!!  The first few workouts I fatigued greatly & quickly but that seems to be improving. 
  • Workouts help get things moving in the constipation department, however during the workout it's the gas that kicks in first (my poor trainer)


  • My scan is on Monday!!  I can't wait to find out!


  • Nothing decipherable at this time
Recent/Upcoming Milestones

  • Recent - For the first time since Sept/October, I'm no longer getting blood draws at least 1x a week
  • Recent - I'm amazed at how anti-climatic OB appointments are.  It's just talk, really.  No more dropping my pants for Wandy on a regular basis
  • Upcoming - Ultrasound on Monday including anatomy scan!!


  1. Congrats on 17 weeks! I cannot believe how fast time is flying...you'll have that little one in your arms before you know it!

  2. Wow! 17 weeks already! Awesome! I'm so happy for you!

  3. Awesome news! I can't wait to see the scan photos. Please post them.

  4. Yeah for 17 weeks! Can't wait to hear your results Monday!!!

  5. Wow - time sure is flying by. Looking ffd to hear the gender -- how exciting :-)

  6. So sorry to hear that you are still feeling sick!

  7. Monday! I can't wait to hear the news!!!

    Colace was my best friend in pregnancy. That and Zantac. :)

  8. Wow, almost at the half-way point! I'm excited (for you) about your scan too! Do you have an intuitive feeling about gender? And yes, I agree with the above poster--prune juice and Colace will help.

  9. Such an exciting time for you. Goodluck for your anatomy scan. I cant wait to hear pink or blue.
    LilyTaj x

  10. How exciting!!! super good luck with the anatomy scan. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

    Sorry about the constipation and other stuff. I found that exercise really, really helped with my aches and pains too. Funny how that is.

  11. Oh my goodness! It's obviously been a long time since I have been reading blogs. Last time I read yours, you were just preparing for your treatment. And now here you are! Congratulations! Such wonderful news! You give me hope. :)


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