Monday, November 1, 2010
On Saturday I finally carved our pumpkins. J wasn't much help, with him having one arm and all. He did help me clean the seeds out of one of the pumpkins, but that was about it. I set to work carving them while watching some college football. I don't know why, but I always enjoy seeing Clemson lose - especially to sucky teams. Must have something to do with their obnoxious fans.
Anyway, pumpkins got carved and I bought some extra candy on Sunday in case we got an influx of trick-or-treaters this year. Shouldn't have wasted my money. We had two kids come by. That's right - two. Great - now there is a plethora of leftover Halloween candy and me with no willpower. Fantastic.
This week's check in:
How far along? 17w1d - baby is the size of an onion. And now has fingerprints. Kind of creepy.
Weight gain/loss: 7.5 lbs according to my scale yesterday. Scared to see what it jumps to after I devour way too much Halloween candy. Really hoping J gets to it before me.
Maternity Clothes: Still not wearing any, but I did get a new pair of pants from Old Navy that I am looking forward to wearing. They were pretty comfy when I tried them on.
Symptoms: Cement bowel is coming and going. Also feeling some round ligament pain and get a little crampy if I work out and don't drink enough water.
Gender: I'm still leaning towards 'boy' at the moment. 29 days til we know.
Sleep? Sleeping pretty well for the most part. Have to pee a lot, though.
Best moment this week? Finally letting the cat out of the bag both on FB and at work. Phew - no more hiding.
Movement: Still feeling nothing. I know it's still early, but I want it to happen soon.
Food cravings/aversions: No aversions and I don't consider my eating of a ton of Halloween candy a craving. It's more of a no willpower thing.
Belly button in or out? In and feeling pretty normal.
What I miss? Beer with football still. And regular bowel movements.
What I am looking forward to? Feeling baby move and finding out what's in there.
Milestones: Hitting 17 weeks and finally telling the world.
What I'm nervous about: As always, nervous that something could go wrong. This past weeks mountain bike ride and all the shaking and jostling had me a little worried.
Here is a pic from this morning of my 17w1d 'bump'.