Technically at this time of posting I am 17 weeks and 5 days pregnant but due to the holiday festivities I’m a bit behind.
How far along: 17 weeks
Maternity Clothes: You betcha! I am not one to shy away from the somewhat dreaded elastic bands. They are so comfortable and better than trying to squeeze into old clothes that just won’t budge. When the belly is expanding comfort it definitely welcome relief!
Sleep: I have been getting more now that I am not waking up at 5:30 to go to work. However, ligament pain, back and hip pain increases which can make for a lot of tossing and turning.
Best Moment This Week: Definitely Christmas! We had Christmas festivities Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so were gifted out by Thursday. Normally we would spend Christmas at my mother n laws but since she passed we had a relaxing no frills day at home. Plus, we celebrated the fact it will be our last as a family of four. Having been just the 4 of us for 5 years made for a little bittersweet moment but that just means we will have more love and excitement to go around next year. It was actually very nice, peaceful and a fantastic Christmas.
Food Cravings: None really stand out. The difference this week was that I can barely eat anything at one time. I seem to get full very quickly which is unusual for me since I usually can eat a lot. But I am not complaining since perhaps it will help me develop better habits! 🙂
Looking Forward to: Having the kids and hubby feel the baby kick. I have felt tiny movements but since the baby isn’t quite big enough to make a huge kick or punch the kids haven’t been able to feel anything. Here in a week or two we should have some success. Hooray!!