Hey y'all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend full of everything you wanted to do to round out the Summer! We did exactly what we wanted... err needed to do.... you guessed it! House remodel work! We're nearing the end of this renovation & are pushing hard to get things finished before the party this weekend. For those that read this & are coming over this weekend, could you do me a favor & give Matt & big 'ol pat on the back? Please? He's worked really, really hard & He deserves it! So, moving along... I cannot believe that I'm at the end of 17 weeks, creeping up on 18 weeks & about to find out if Baby Yancey is a boy or a girl!! So exciting!!!
How far along: 17 weeks
How far along: 17 weeks
Baby Size: The size of an onion... weighing in around 5.9 oz & about 5.1 inches long!
Weight Gain: Still not sure... will know Friday!
Maternity Clothes: Other than my jeans a couple weeks ago, nothing. My clothes are still fitting for the most part or I wear elastic waist things. Hence the pants above - my go-to's, wear almost every week, so soft & comfy, love them so much!
Stretch Marks/Swelling: So far so good!
Sleep: Descent - a lot of tossing & turning. My shoulders/arms get tired of being laid on. lol!
Exercise: Does house work & renovation count? I feel like I'm working muscles I haven't in a long while... feels good but, it hurts too!
Food Cravings or Aversions: No cravings but, walking through the fish & meat market section of the grocery store the other day I thought I was going to lose my lunch! The fish smell is always pretty strong in there my oh. my. goodness it was bad that day!
Gender: 3. More. Days!!!
Movement: Still feeling the rumbling feeling every now & then. AND it's happened when I'm not hungry so, I feel like it's the babe & not so much my stomach. Matt is anxious to feel the little babe moving & I can't wait to be able to share that with him!
Symptoms: Wowza, the headaches. I mentioned last Friday that I stayed home from work one day with a horrible head ache. Luckily none like that have happened again but, as mentioned I have a feeling these are around for the long haul.
Labor Signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood: Good, a bit tired... anxious & excited to find out if we're team pink or team blue!
Nursery: No progress yet... I have a feeling this will be in full swing after this coming weekend though!!
What I miss: Not having back pain. I feel like a big 'ol whiny baby but, I had been doing really good, no back pain & then bam! Mid-day Friday I moved a certain way & my back/sciatic nerve was hurting all over again! I was in tears come Saturday evening because it hurt so bad & I stupidly overdid it working around the house (but stuff had to get done!). I took it easy the rest of the evening & Sunday felt better. At this point I think it's all about listening to my body & continuing to stretch. Realistically I can't be getting prenatal massages every week... darn the luck!
Best moment this week: My best friend & I talking about the gender reveal. She is decorating the balloon box for us & is so excited & happy about it! I love her for that & so appreciate all her effort & hard work going into making it so special for Matt & I!
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing our little baby on the monitor on Friday & just checking in on him/her! Also, some of both mine & Matt's families are coming to town for the party & it will be so nice to see everyone, including several very special friends!