How far along: 17 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: -6 pounds from prepregnancy weight.
- food aversions, specifically protein.
- tiredness - I have good nights and bad nights.
- loss of sex drive
- constipation - I will never take pooping for granted again!
- getting winded easier
- sugar lows
Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity jeans all the time; as soon as I get home, I'm either in yoga pants or PJ pants. So excited to wear maxi dresses.
Stretch marks: Nothing new here thank goodness
Sleep: I have good nights where I have to get up to pee once a night, and then nights, like last night, where I had to get up 4 times. I don't understand why I have to pee every other hour at night but I can go 5 hours during the day.
Best moment last week: Our Atlanta trip! Friday we went to Atlanta to see Alton Brown's live show (which was amazing!) and went to Babies R Us to start our registry. We also stuffed our faces at the Cheesecake Factory and went to Ikea for the first time. Ikea wasn't what I expected, but it was an experience for sure! We almost brought home a new desk, but my car wasn't big enough, unfortunately.
We also went to a friend's gender reveal party on Saturday and found out she's having twin girls! Keegan and I have thrown around the idea of doing a gender reveal party, but we feel like not many of our friends down here would care. I might do a tiny one with my mom and sister if they come down this month, we'll see.
Movement: Still thinking I might have felt a few pops here and there, but not 100% sure.
Food cravings: Still loving cheesy spuds and lemonade from McAlisters as well as lots and lots of water.
Gender: We were supposed to find out on Thursday, but our appointment got canceled at the last minute. You can read all about it here. We now find out on March 13.
Labor signs: Zilch, thank goodness.
Belly button? Much shallower! It's only about half as tall as the first knuckle on my pointer finger, if that makes sense.
What I miss: Coke, that's really it!
What I am looking forward to: Finding out Breadcrumb's gender on March 13. Going to a consignment event on Wednesday, and potentially having my mom and sister down here in late March.
Baby Buys: Found a gender neutral sleeper on sale at Old Navy as well as a 5 piece elephant onesie set and 5 piece white onesie set at T.J. Maxx.
Milestones: We started our registry!
Question for you mommies:
Keegan and I have been debating about getting a stroller. We want to do a lot of baby wearing, and we honestly don't go to a lot of functions where a stroller would be helpful. The only time I can think of a stroller being necessary would be some of the car shows we go to, but, since they're so crowded, it would be difficult to maneuver a stroller. Also, I lifted up many of the strollers, and they're so heavy!
We're currently registered for a car seat that can snap into almost any Graco stroller if we decide after the baby is here that we really want one, but if other mommies love their strollers, we'll register for one on the off chance that we'll get it during a shower.
So, our question to you is, are strollers worth it for one baby? If you baby wear, do you find yourself baby wearing or using the stroller more?