Ok, I’m 17 weeks today. According to the Bible (What to Expect when You’re Expecting) I am in my 4th week of my 4th month.
This week the baby is developing a bit of body fat and my uterus is apparently the size of a small melon. (I know. What’s with all the fruit comparisons?)
Let’s dig right in. Short update this week. Not much going on.
Q. How do you feel?
A. I’m not kidding, I feel guilty with how great I feel. All is well. I’m exercising and am happy. I cannot wait to feel the produce kick.
Q. What is your current drama/obstacle?
A. Um, registering for baby stuff. I decided this week that I was going to start the process. I talked with some new Moms and expecting Moms and started researching consumer reports (thanks cousin!) and proceeded to only overwhelm myself to the point of shutting my computer and going to eat a spoonful of chocolate frosting. Currently there are 3 things on my registry (Including the car seat below, rated #1 on consumer reports. Important since I live in crazy-driving Mexico.) Heavy sigh.
Q. Are you going to tell us the gender of the baby yet?
A. Nope. We have another ultrasound on Tuesday to hopefully confirm the already 97% confirmed gender. I’m so excited. I think I’ll even tell you the name. The onion has been named for quite some time now. We keep using it all the time. It’s fun. Makes it more real. What do YOU think it is?
|Is it a boy or a girl?|
|I already know and won’t say a word.|
|I have no idea.|
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Q. Are the other two mammals in my household gaining weight right along with me?
A. Does it even remotely surprise you that my relentlessly calm and consistent husband has not gained one ounce? It doesn’t surprise me. Now, my little muffin-head Fergie? She’s gained half a pound. I’m not kidding you, ask C. She’s eating all the time. As in, clearing her bowl and then kicking it around until we fill it with more food. She’s skyrocketed from 8 lbs. to 8.5. 🙂
Q. How much weight have I gained?
A. At this point, I’ve gained about 7 lbs. I guess that’s normal. Whatev.
Q. How do you feel about kegel exercises?
A. I hate them and they are not comfortable and don’t seem natural. Apparently they’re important so you don’t pee when you sneeze in the days/months/years following the birth. Ugh. Add that to the, “Really? No one tells you this” list.
Q. Word on the street is that pregnant women have crazy dreams. Are you?
A. Let’s just say that prior to being pregnant I slept like a rock. Now, I dream constantly. This past week I dreamed that Craig shot me. It was just a flesh wound. And as I was recounting the dream to my sister she noticed that I said, “…and the problem was we couldn’t get to a hospital in time because we were camping.” She calmly noted, “Um. I think the problem was that Craig shot you, not that you couldn’t get to the hospital.”
Ok, that’s all for now! Next week I’ll post more pictures…