Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Babies Bump and 17 Week Update

17 WEEKS LOOKS LIKE THIS:

17 weeks 3 days

17 weeks 4 days
How far along:  17 weeks 3 days and 17 weeks 4 days.  I took two pictures this weekend because 17 weeks has made me feel... well, gross.  Ever since I became pregnant, it's almost as if I don't recognize myself anymore.  It's a very weird feeling, but I will look at myself in the mirror, or in a picture, and not even know who it is that I'm looking at - I don't look like myself to me anymore!
Total weight gain?  I've been using my scale at home and if it's accurate, then I'm up a good 9-10 lbs.  And I couldn't be happier :)
Maternity clothes?  Oh yes.  As much as I loathe them, I'm sporting them.  I'm still rocking leggings whenever I can and if I'm being honest, most days I don't change out of my PJ's (big plus to working from home while pregnant!). 
Stretch marks?  I don't think I have any... yet.
Sleep:  Sleep is getting worse by the night.  The past few nights I've woken up and moved to the couch because I couldn't fall back asleep.  I ditched the snoogle thinking that might help, but no such luck.  I think my lack of sleep is in most part due to my congestion.  I can.not.breathe!  I tried Breathe Rite strips last night and woke up with a huge mark on my nose this morning that still has not gone away.  Maybe I positioned it incorrectly?  Oh well... Another plus to working from home... mid-day cat naps!
Best moment this week:  Babies' cribs!  I know it's early, but 1.) so many people have told me to do what I can now and 2.) we thought that it would take weeks and weeks for them to arrive.  When they showed up on our doorstep last week, we decided to get to work this weekend.  It's so crazy to see our babies' cribs set up in their room.  I cried so many happy tears this weekend watching Nick put them together.  My heart was just overflowing with pure happiness.  How did I get this lucky?!
 
 
 
Here's a sneak peek at the boys' nursery... Lots more to do, but it's a start!
Miss anything?  I still miss healthy foods, but I'm trying to be better about that and have started to buy frozen veggies to heat up to have for snacks during the day.  But don't let me fool you - there are currently two big bowls of Cadbury mini eggs and pretzel M&M's sitting on my kitchen counter.
Movement:  I'm starting to doubt that what I've been feeling is actually the babies.  I am waiting ever so impatiently to feel their little kicks!
Food cravings:  None to make note of.
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Still nothing in particular, but anything can do the trick.  My nausea has subsided A LOT, but it is still there.  I'm finding that I need to eat much smaller meals as I get so full, so fast.  Eating too much, too quickly definitely brings on the nausea.
Gender:  LOVE my Boys!
Labor Signs:  None.  Phew!
Symptoms:  The same… some nausea still, linea nigra, some ligament pain on my left side in my hip/upper leg area, the nasal congestion, restlessness... Oh!  And headaches.  My goodness... I never realized how lucky I've been in life to never have to suffer through terrible headaches.  My heart goes out to those of you who do... they are horrible (but are better than the nausea!).
Belly button in or out?  In.
Wedding rings on or off?  On when I'm out of the house and off when I'm in the house.
Looking forward to:  Everything!  I'm excited for every.single.thing that's coming my way.  I look forward to so much these days: waking up every morning and seeing my round belly, listening to their strong heartbeats on the Doppler, singing to them every morning and night as we start and end our day (Belle's letting them borrow her song 'You Are My Sunshine')... I have so much to be grateful for.

28 comments:

Amie said...

I can't remember if I have posted on your blog yet or not but I have been following along and am so excited for you! You look adorable and the names you have chosen are so cute!!

Danielle said...

You look fantastic!! I also wasn't able to feel baby's kicks until closer to the 20-week mark. My placenta was anterior, so that's why. Have they told you if your placenta(s) are anterior or posterior? With my first one I felt the kicks by 17 weeks, but my placenta must have been posterior during that pregnancy. It's the only thing I hated about this last pregnancy -- like I didn't have enough to freak out about!!

Sally said...

YAY! So happy to see a nursery coming together in your home!

You will be feeling those little kicks soooo soon! (And SEEING them which is craaayyy)

Amanda said...

You're so adorable I can hardly stand it! Absolutely beautiful! And the nursery... sooooo cute! I love it! So excited for you and so incredibly happy to hear you sound so positive and excited! Completely thrilled for you, my friend!

the blogivers said...

Makes me happy to see those cribs in there :)

JoJo said...

Absolutely adorable! My friend who is currently pregnant with twins said she has really bad congestion as well and the only thing that helps is sleeping with a humidifier.

Kimberly Q said...

you look great and the room looks great!

The Run Away Stork said...

You look absolutely adorable. Love the look of the nursery so far and I love the names you've chosen! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Caroline said...

Girl you look so cute!! I love it and LOVE that you got the cribs setup, never too early for that :0

Aramis said...

I love love love the nursery. So soft and yet masculine. And you look beautiful!

Emily said...

The nursery looks great already! That is awesome you are working from home while pregnant...I feel you on not wanting to leave your pj's. Happy 17th week!

Ashley Sanderson said...

I have been so congested lately too! I've started trying to sleep elevated, which is a chore, but helps enough that I can at least fall asleep. I hope you find some relief! You are looking adorable!! We ordered our crib last week and I can't wait for it to come in!

Kelsey said...

The nursery looks great! And you look great!! It very well could be the babies you are feeling. At first I wasn't sure either because the first kicks literally feel like gas bubbles. I read online to shine a flashlight on your belly if you think you feel kicking because sometimes the baby will move away from the light. That's how I know for sure because he moved when the light was on the belly. Now I feel him all the time at 21 weeks.

Kelsey said...

I forgot to mention, when you get a headache, try a cup of coffee...the caffeine normally helps.

shay said...

Yay for cribs and hopefully some sweet little kicks soon! Love it!

Brittany Sciba said...

Hi Aubrey! I've never commented, but I've been reading your blog for a while now (found it through Allison Oliver - my college friend and roomie)! :) I just wanted to tell you how happy I am for you! It's been so fun to read about your pregnancy. Motherhood already looks beautiful on you! :) The nursery is so cute and so are the boys' names!! Blessings to you!

rainbeforerainbow said...

You look great! And I love the nursery. I definitely agree that you should get as much done early as you can! I'm glad you're enjoying every day... you deserve it! :)

kharini said...

Love the rug, love the gray, my nursery will look a lot like yours! How fun!

dspence said...

I love the gray! It is, in fact, (one of my two) favorite color. :-) Name that lyric?

Mrs. Lost said...

I am doing grey too! oh goodness. :) YOu look great!

Suzanne said...

I love the nursery!! You've got a great start thus far. How fun and exciting!!

Ashley said...

You look great!! Love the bedding and rug! It's going to look soo nice in there!! The boys will love it!!

Christen said...

Oooooh! I can't wait to see that nursery!!!!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

You look beautiful my lovely friend. And how freakin' exciting that you the nursery is coming along already. Can't wait to see when it's finished.

Kathleen DiVirgilio said...

I just found your blog so cute!! You look amazing.
www.mommy-dreaming.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Anxious for your weekly update! Hope you're feeling well and all is ok!

Henriette said...

I too am anxious for your weekly update. Although I don't know you, I have been reading up on your blog and the journey you have been on. You are just the most adorable pregnant lady I have seen. Keep posting those updates, I am curious to see what twin pregnancy looks and feels like, as I just found out that I am having twins. Hope you are feeling well and that your babies are growing strong. Take care!!


Amber said...

You may not be able to recognize yourself and feel gross, but I happen to think you are beautiful! I spent pretty much my entire pregnancy sleeping a few hours in our bed, and then moving to the couch for the rest of the night. I hardly slept. And I'm still hardly sleeping. It's so fun getting the nursery out together! I stood at the door and simply stared at everything several times a day, in awe that we'd have babies in there. Be sure to tell your OB about the headaches. I'm sure it's fine, but they asked me about headaches constantly. It won't be long before you are most definitely feeling those babies move and kick. I felt it for weeks before I finally acknowledged it as movement because I just was sure. Then about 21 weeks, I decided it had to be!

 
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