This past Tuesday (November 26) marks the 17 week mark! For anyone doing the math reading this post, that is further along than my original due date that I posted. During our last checkup with the doctor, she moved the due date up to May 6. That was, in part, due to the high def ultrasound that we had done a month or so ago to see how far along the baby looked.
I think the most exciting thing about this process so far is seeing my little baby bump slowly get bigger. I keep waking up every morning and checking it in the mirror to see if it’s “popped” as some expectant mothers call it. It happens at different times so I don’t really know when it will happen for me but I am sooo excited!! I’ve been wearing looser shirts so I don’t think people can tell that I’m pregnant but I can’t wait for it to be obvious! It’s pretty noticeable when I wear tight shirts. Some people tell me they can see the little bump but others are convinced that, since I’m so tiny, I won’t show for a long time. At the end of this post, I’ll show you what I looked like at 6 weeks and now at 17 weeks. You’ll see there’s a huge difference from my flat stomach to a rounded stomach.
Another thing that we’re excited for is to start feeling kicks. I hear that is the coolest feeling ever and I just can’t wait!
As far as how I’ve been feeling, I’m doing much better than I was in the first trimester. The nausea is pretty much gone (knock on wood), headaches are way less frequent, and I have more energy than I did before. In the first trimester, I could barely keep my eyes open throughout the day but now I can definitely stay awake until bedtime… success! Don’t get me wrong though, if I’m laying down on a couch getting nice and cozy, I guarantee I’ll fall asleep. 😉
That’s pretty much it for now! We are still counting down the days until we find out if we are having a boy or a girl. The suspense is killing us! 🙂