gender, pregnancy, weekly update

17 Weeks & 1 Day! (And gender reveal…)

Good morning folks. I know my update is a day late again, but I promise I have a good reason! Yesterday I spent the day in the hospital. Don’t panic, it’s not anything major, it’s just the migraines. Wednesday night I had a doctors appointment and was told since I had +2 for protein and +3 for white blood cells (leukocytes)  that should I have another headache I was to go to emerge. So yesterday morning, that was where I ended up. Everything is okay now, and I’ve been prescribed some painkillers for the migraines.
The other plus about going to the hospital while pregnant? They like to check on the baby. This means I know with 95% certainty what we’re having. It’ll be confirmed on the 23rd still, but we’re having a…
How far along? 17 weeks and 1 day.
Total weight gain: I weighed myself Wednesday night (with coat and shoes so it’s not 100% accurate but whatever) and I was up 6 pounds. Not bad at all. In fact, that’s right on track!
Maternity clothes? I’m still in between regular and maternity. I’m having a hard time finding cheap mat clothes that I like, and I have some looser clothes that I love, so I’ve been wearing them more often than not.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: Sleep is still dependent on the night and how busy my day was. Usually though, I sleep fairly well.
Best moment this week: My doctor finally taking my headaches seriously.
Worst moment this week: Being in pain for a large chunk of the week.
Miss anything? I miss not having to pee every time I lay on my stomach, but hey I really shouldn’t be laying on it anyways.
Movement: I found yesterday why I’m not feeling much movement at all actually. My placenta is in the front! So I’ve got a nice cushion between baby and me, and I’m sure I’ll be grateful for that once baby gets bigger.
Food cravings: I haven’t had any specific cravings, all I crave is not cooking.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Carbonation will make me sick if I drink soda on an empty stomach, but that’s about it.
Gender: Baby is a… BOY!
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Headaches, giant boobs, and weird muscle cramps. Still.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I’ve been in pain a lot this past week so I’ve been miserable, but aside from that I’m not horribly moody.
Looking forward to: November 23rd for confirmation that baby is definitely a boy, although my husband’s side really likes to produce boys, so I’m pretty confident they were right.
In all honesty this week has been hard. I’ve been miserable, and in pain for most of it. I’m trying to make due and remember that Theo (yes, his name will be Theo) is a blessing and the harder time he gives me now, maybe the better he’ll be when he comes out. At least that’s how Camo was. He fractured a rib, and loved to pick on Mommy, and now most of the time he’s a little angel.
Keep your fingers crossed that baby doesn’t get a sex change in the next week, and my head stops pounding for me, will ya?
Until next week…
(Or sooner if Theo becomes a Cola.)



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