Baby Notes: 17 Weeks of Awesome

week17-2 I think I’m going to post baby updates every two weeks unless something really significant happens. It seems to feel right. I had another visit at the OB office. Doc says I’m doing awesome. I declined the amnio test because I feel if something’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen and we can deal with the matter as it happens. Right now, I’d rather not spend the rest of my pregnancy consumed in worry if there’s a cause for concern. Even if there is, we’ll be fine either way. So yea. Enough of that.

I still haven’t received my ultrasound prints from week 12. They are supposed to be in the office somewhere, but the person responsible for them was out of the office. I have another appointment in three weeks and I SHOULD be able to get them then. They’ll also order another ultrasound for the gender reveal. I was hoping to find out sooner. With Jayden, we found out at 19 weeks, but it was my first ultrasound too, so I had a two in one I suppose.

I’ve been feeling the baby move for a while now… little flutters and an occasional thump (think fish wiggling in a bag of water). As big as my belly is, I’m ready to start seeing little elbows and knees. Of course since this is my second pregnancy, I’m muuuch bigger. With Jayden, I was pretty flat up until 20+ weeks and even then, I was still small. My left ribcage is bothering me and the left side of my belly is a little tender, probably because my stomach is stretching *grabs the cocoa butter*. I can’t wait until it regulates because I sure can feel the tugging. I’ve been trying to stretch and wiggle around a bit to condition the area. Greg found a local deal on prenatal massages, so I’m definitely going to take advantage of the offer.

As for weight gain, I’ve gained 6-9 pounds. I can’t remember since my weight was fluctuating around ovulation and conception. At any rate, the extra weight is nice except for when it seems like I gain a pound per day and I’m rolling out of bed feeling like a ton of bricks and my legs are like “What just happened?”

I’m sleeping like a bear again. I still fight the occasional food coma. My feet are starting to swell if I’m on them too long. No cankles yet. For some odd reason, my wedding ring has started to slide around. You think it’d fit tighter. Oh cravings… I’m not sure if I have any… I just eat what tastes good? LOL! I have been consuming more junk than usual like Oreos, Snickers (haven’t had them in years), and dill pickle chips. I remember having a can of those at the hospital actually, hehe. With Jayden, Greg remembers me eating a lot of Honeycombs and Honey Nut Cheerios and well, I have been knocking back the cheerios again, and lime fruit bars, mandarin oranges, and orange juice. I had a thing for lime flavors and scents when I was pregnant with Jayden too. I also remember eating burritos and salsa and I’ve had an episode with burritos and salsa, chips and salsa, and now taquitos and salsa :-). Food and happiness. I won Pie by Angela Boggiano at BlogHer Food and I have a feeling pie is going to be next on my hit list :-).

‘Tis all for now. I’m off to find something yummy. Speaking of yummy… here’s an up close and personal shot of the very-much-present bump.

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The baby needa come out and wake up when the sun come out. – Jayden

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

10 Comments

  • Reply June 23, 2012

    Crissy

    Aw, I missed this somehow! Congratulations! :)

    • Reply August 4, 2012

      Sheena

      Going through posts and somehow missed THIS. Thank you!!!

  • Reply June 21, 2012

    mama

    The black and white silhouette photo is stunning!

    • Reply August 4, 2012

      Sheena

      Thank you!

  • Reply June 20, 2012

    Terin

    When I was pregnant with my son, I couldn’t drink or eat anything with orange in it. It would come back up immediately. I’m very early into this pregnancy and I’m experiencing that all over again.

    • Reply June 21, 2012

      Sheena

      First, congrats on baby numero dos!!! I can’t imagine not being able to eat citrus :-(. I hope the 1st trimester yuckies fly by quickly for you.

  • Reply June 18, 2012

    traceykinohio

    I remember when I was preggers, I couldn’t get enuff if all things ‘citrus-y’. I used to eat bags of oranges and pineapple until my mouth was sore. Lol. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply August 4, 2012

      Sheena

      It’s just sooo refreshing!

  • Reply June 18, 2012

    Cat Davis

    Sheena, that is one purdy baby belly!

    I had a thing for pickles when I was pregnant too. We kept one of those giant Sam’s Club sized jars of dill pickles in the house at all times.

    • Reply June 19, 2012

      Sheena

      Thanks, Cat! You know, I didn’t think about the whole pickle pregnancy thing… I guess it is true, I’m just addicted to the chips! LOL

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