17 weeks | 2nd Trimester4:28 PM
I'm sure everyone is sick of these updates, but again, at least my mom reads them.
We hit the 17 week mark on Wednesday! Woohoo! Next week we have another hour-long ultrasound, & I'm excited because I'll get to watch the boys this time. They were like acrobats Christmas Eve after some orange juice, but I wasn't allowed to watch in case I accidentally saw gender.
With the rollover to a new year (the boys' birth year), the nesting has set in. I want to organize EVERYTHING. The basement looks like a bomb went off, so that needs to be sorted out. Being restricted is a little annoying because I can't lift much down there, so I need Josh's help. He's as keen on cleaning out the basement as he is on getting his wisdom teeth removed. I need to start cleaning out the junk closet (remember Monica's secret closet? Yeah, that's me. Even OCD girls need a place to put all the things that don't have a place) because it's going to be the boys' closet. I'm starting to unload some of Maddie's old stuff in preparation for a barrage of boy stuff. And can I just take a moment to say THANK YOU to you for being so willing to give me stuff for the boys, bring me a chai when I need one, & then those who have offered to take clients who have no place to go. I am truly blessed by all of your generosity.
Without further ado, here's how it's hanging at week 17:
Babies are the size of an? Onion
Total weight gain? 14 lbs. My appetite is in full swing! I want everything. I really want steak, which I craved with Maddie. I should have no problem gaining the 10 more I need by 24 weeks. I'm just happy that smalls are still fitting because then I'd be sad. And yet, still hungry.
Maternity clothes? Yes, with some non-maternity. Like that sweater.
Sleep? I sleep pretty hard. Vivid dreams, lots of peeing in the middle of the night.
Movement? Baby A (the one on the bottom) - I can feel him a lot. He's a wiggle worm. Baby B I'm thinking maybe has an anterior placenta (placed between my belly & baby boy) because I hardly feel him. Once they start getting huge, I won't be able to not feel them.
Food cravings? Anything. Today it's steak & cream soda.
Happy or Moody most of the time? Pretty happy. This week.
Looking forward to? Still working on names. I could pick any of the 25 I love TODAY, and Mr. Patience is still a maybe on 2 names. Lord, beer me strength.