How far along: 17w0d – the start of month 5!
Baby’s size: 5.59 inches, 6.70 oz., about the size of a dragon fruit.
Total weight gain: Up 3.7 lbs. from egg retrieval. I feel like I should have gained more for being 17 weeks, but I haven’t really eaten much lately since I’ve been feeling so sick with this awful cold. I assume I’ll start to pack on the pounds soon enough! The only body part that looks larger this week than last is my behind!
Stretch marks: I’m not noticing anything new.
Sleep: HA, awful, but because of this awful cold!
Symptoms/Feeling: I’m just really sick of feeling sick. I’ve been coughing and blowing my nose constantly for almost a week now. It’s wearing me out, physically and mentally. My throat is really sore, but I assume from coughing, stuffy/runny nose, bad headache, just icky feeling all over. Pregnancy-wise though I’m feeling great, in fact, most days I forget I’m even pregnant… Well, aside from the heartburn.
Best moment of this week: Arriving home last night and crawling into bed before 7pm. This past weekend was our Christmas celebration with Eric’s side, and there is nothing like being sick away from home. A huge part of me actually wanted to skip the weekend and stay home, but I felt an obligation to suck it up and attend. Hopefully I didn’t get anyone else sick.
Miss anything: Breathing! I hate trying to sleep with a stuffy nose, then I breathe thru my mouth and then that gets dry, and then I cough, and the cycle starts all over again!
Movement: Still nothing 😦 I’m getting worried.
Food cravings: Nothing has sounded all that good with my cold, considering I can’t smell.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, seems I’m over all that!!
Have you started to show yet: Yep, although I’ve noticed how large I look really depends on what I wear.
Labor signs: Good God no!
Belly button in or out: In and it better stay that way!
Wedding rings on or off: On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Definitely moody. I am not a good sick person. I usually rely on drugs to make me feel better, but obviously that isn’t the case this time. And being back at work today is harder than I expected. My brain doesn’t feel ready to actually be thinking. Bed sounds so, so nice right now.
Looking forward to: A few days off with my family for Christmas! (Hopefully I don’t regret saying that later!)
Purchases for baby: I received a 10% off coupon for the Ergobaby 360 Carrier I had on my registry and it should be arriving this week. I’m anxious to try it on and see how easy/difficult it will be to use with a living creature 🙂
Eric’s reactions: Eric’s response to sickness kind of sucks, as he compares everything to his dying patients. I mean obviously next to them I’m fine, but clearly I’m also not fine!