17 Weeks

Size of baby: a little over 5 inches (about the size of a grapefruit)

Sleep: It’s getting really difficult for me to get comfortable. My back always hurts. 

Cravings: I haven’t really had any this week, actually. 
Symptoms: backaches, headaches 
Fetal Movement: I’ve definitely felt him/her! When it first started it felt more like a slushing but now I feel tapping too. (kicks?)
What I Look Forward To: Finding out whether my baby is a boy/girl in three and a half weeks!

Other Interesting Info: There are many natural health practitioners that believe in the power of touch. Though your little one is still very small, your touch may do much to help him feel safe and warm inside the womb. If you haven’t started already, you might consider rubbing your ‘pooch’ in calming circular motions. This will not only help comfort your little one, but will help initiate the bonding process with you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and after. 

16 Weeks

Man, I’ve really popped this week!

Size of baby: 5 inches (about the size of an open hand)

Sleep: Alright. I’m still having back/body aches.
What I Miss: Everything! Surfing, Monsters, booze, etc… It’s all worth it though. 🙂
Cravings: Thousand Island salad dressing, broccoli & cheese soup
Symptoms: a tiny bit of heartburn, body aches, stretching feelings inside my tummy
Fetal Movement: I’ve been feeling some tapping
Best Moment This Week: Discussing plans for after the baby is born and I after I graduate law school. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

15 Weeks

Size of Baby: 4.5 inches (about the size of an apple). 
Sleep: A little better now that I have an awesome pregnancy pillow. 
What I Miss: well yesterday we went out on a boat and everyone was jumping off the roof into the water but I couldn’t 🙁 womp womp womp… besides that, the usual. 
Cravings: Still haven’t got my Mexican food fix (besides what I cook myself, and that doesn’t count).
Symptoms: bodyaches… 🙁 ughh…
Fetal Movement: I don’t think I felt anything this week. 
Best Moment This Week: Being able to hear my little baby’s heartbeat again at my OB checkup. 🙂

Second Doctor Visit

Quick Update: I had my 2nd OB visit today. It went by really quickly. All they did was take my weight & blood pressure, measure my uterus, and listen to the heartbeat. Everything looked great! I also got to schedule my anatomy/gender ultrasound for October 28. Seems sooooo far away!!! I can’t wait!