I'm 17 weeks, so close to halfway there!
Size of baby: According to our ultrasound (and if I'm remembering correctly with pregnancy brain!) Baby Girl Schneider is about 5 inches long and weighs about 7 ounces, that means she is truly having a serious growth spurt.
Baby is: her cartilage is hardening into bones (hence the cravings for chocolate soy milk I guess, calcium!), she's starting to put on some fat (I think my belly is evidence), and she's got eyelashes and eyebrows.
Maternity clothes: The blue striped dress in the picture, I found it on the sale rack at Target for $2.56! It's easy in the summer weather because I can wear a lot of flowy non-maternity dresses and find them for great prices. But I'm definitely outgrowing my regular clothes (Even some of my stretchy sweatpants!) rapidly. I'm needing to do a little maternity shopping, any moms out there I'd love to know where you shop/shopped for maternity clothes.
Sleep: Only waking up once for a bathroom break during the night. But I am noticing that it's starting to get harder to roll from one side to the other in bed as the bump grows. I'm thinking of purchasing one of those body pillows pregnant moms can use, anyone out there use one and liked it or didn't?
Gender: It's a GIRL! We decided we wanted to find out at our ultrasound and it was such a special moment when the sonographer typed "It's a....GIRL!" on the ultrasound screen. Of course, I would have been totally fine with either a boy or girl, it's just special knowing something more about this little one.
Cravings: Still having nausea and really strong food aversions, which limit what I can tolerate eating. But I have been craving Silk Chocolate Soy Milk (I drink soy milk because dairy really upsets my stomach with this pregnancy).
Symptoms: Nausea, and I've noticed that I really have to stick to lots of mini-meals rather than 3 bigger meals or else I get more nauseous. But it's been 7 days since I've thrown up! (it's the small triumphs when you're preggers, haha!)
Don't have a lot of energy, I'm happy to just stay home all day in my pjs and just do a little cleaning and unpacking sandwiched between lots of watching Netflix breaks, ha! Also those spider veins are popping up on my legs, but I don't mine. Baby Girl's life is worth every single symptom.
Best moment of the week: Ultrasound day was perhaps the best day of my life! Mike took off work for a couple hours. I was getting a little irked because Mike kept getting calls from work before (and even during the ultrasound, but luckily he ended up just turning off the ringer after about the third call during the ultrasound). I was like, "they're going to be calling you while I'm in labor!!!!" haha, it's kind of comical though.
It was beyond words precious watching our little girl kick and wiggle and dance around. I'll admit, I went home and bought that Groupon for 50% off a 3D ultrasound at Prenatal Peek so a few months from now we can see her again before her birthday this holiday season.
"For this child I have prayed..." (1 Sam. 1:27)
We love you and pray for you, Baby Girl. Before I even woke up this morning your Daddy was in your nursery praying for you. We are so excited about your little life!