Thursday, February 24, 2011
How Far Along: 17 Weeks
Size of baby: Turnip. Or for those of you who don't speak baby-food combos, about the size of an open hand.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: None. I am ravenously hungry all.the.time. I know intellectually I am supposed to gain weight but I find myself fending off meals for as long as possible to the point of feeling sick. I just need to get with the program and start chowing down.
Maternity Clothes: I am in 90% maternity bottoms, as the Bella Band did NOT work for me. All of my tops still fit however they are coming up short due to the weird height that maternity bottoms hit. I have some maternity shirts but I wasn't planning to bust them out this soon. I guess if my shirts keep riding up I will have to. Pregnant crop tops = completely NOT sexy!
Gender: I am not receiving a lot of support for being on Team Green so it seems that if the rest of my peeps have their way, I will be finding out the sex on March 22nd.
Movement: Still too soon!
Sleep: I can make it through the night without getting up to pee a few nights a week. I still wake up but that's nothing new.
What I miss: Being able to crack my back. My hip is out of place and even after Rob tried stretching me in a million different ways, it wouldn't budge.
Cravings: Gala or Fuji apples. I'm pretty sure I've consumed more apples in the past week than in the previous 2 years combined.
Symptoms: Bad acne, bad hair and a gut.
Best Moment this week: Any week with a healthy baby is good to me!
I keep talking about my bad hair, but I think this week's picture really sums it up. Rob asked if I wanted to delay taking my photo till tomorrow but my reasoning is that this is supposed to be an accurate portrayal of who I am at this stage in my life so I insisted he take it as-is. The weather here is humid, and if there is anything Puerto Rican hair doesn't like, it's humidity. I am hoping the weather will improve tomorrow because I have a work function.
And another thing, last year I lost close to 25 pounds on Nutrisystem (and kept it off!) I was hesitant to throw out all my "fat clothes" even when I went down 2-3 sizes hoping I could use some of the clothes for pregnancy. This shirt, while always loose, at one point was close to fitting. Even in my 2nd trimester, it still has room. I'm so disgusted with myself that this shirt ever fit pre-pregnancy, but I guess I'm glad I saved it. Point is, I intend to be diligent after this baby to lose even more weight. I need to rectify my weight issues but that is a whole 'nother Oprah!