Tuesday, January 22, 2013

17 Weeks

Today marks 17 weeks for P-Nut. This week the baby is the size of an onion and he/she now has completely unique fingerprints! That is pretty cool!

Last week I thought I felt movement but now I am not so sure because I haven't felt anything since. I was putting the stretch mark cream on my belly (does that stuff even work?) and when I was looking down I thought I saw my belly move in a weird way - like just on one side. Now I am thinking it was just me breathing (duh Meredith). I put my hand on that spot and thought I felt movement but again, who knows. The Doc said it would really be noticeable starting around weeks 19 and 20. I can't wait until I know for sure it was P-Nut.

I signed us up for our child birthing class this week. March 30 will be a day-long marathon of everything we need to know about the birthing process- or so we hope. The only thing I know about these classes is from the movies. It should be interesting  There is another class offered called "Baby Basics and Breastfeeding" that I am contemplating taking as well. I am one of those people that wants to be extra prepared - or as prepared as I can be.

Speaking of breastfeeding - it is amazing how many people want to share those stories with me. Yes I do plan on breastfeeding but no I do NOT want to hear your horror stories of bloody nipples and public feedings and no I really don't want to discuss my decisions with you. That is something I think is pretty private but others don't. I am sure I will feel differently after the fact but right now, I will keep those things to myself, thanks.

Another thing I have discovered about myself is that I love that I am beginning to show more but the moment somebody points out my baby bump or ask if I am showing I immediately get embarrassed and I have no idea why. I don't like a lot of attention and I think I am a pretty self-conscious person in general so that might be the reason but it is still a paradox for me.

I am working out again which is good for P-Nut but I never have and never will enjoy working out. It is not fun for me and the high after last only a few minutes and then I am over it.

I have started planning out the nursery as well. More on that to come later. Our next OB appointment is a week from today when we get to hear P-Nut's little heartbeat again. Can't wait!

I leave you with more belly shots. And yes I know how creepy it is to take pictures of yourself in the office bathroom but this is a special circumstance and for some reason I can NEVER remember to do it at home.

Side Note: Maternity dress pants are my absolute new best friend! They are so comfortable to wear. Why aren't "normal" people pants made with elastic waist bands?


The Lady of the House said...

Congrats Meredith!

Kendall Jones said...

The baby bump is SO cute!!

Amy and Jerry said...

You look precious! And I wish I had done a breast feeding class before Anniston!