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?