Thursday, March 6, 2014

17 weeks!

Wow, 17 weeks feels like kind of a lot for some reason.  I feel like I haven't even been pregnant for very long but if I double the amount of time that has already passed that would bring me to 34 weeks already! That is CRAZY to me! This is flying by!

Here's the current bump!

Weight gain is holding steady at +4 lbs. Baby is supposedly the size of an onion but all these fruit/veggie comparisons are awfully subjective - what's the average size of an onion? ::shrug:: Depends on what's at the grocery store.

Morning sickness is still hanging in there but seems to be a teeny tiny bit better (maybe that's just wishful thinking since I can't wait for it to start tapering off for good), but I'm back to often craving red meat and lemony things.  I think I would be content with a cheeseburger and lemonade for most meals lately.  Hubs has been cute; he has been doing all the food shopping ever since my fateful grocery store trip and each time he shops he comes home with some new lemony-flavored thing for me to try :-)

Earlier this week I met with the Nutritionist. I didn't really know what to expect with that meeting but I was so happy afterwards because I learned that her specialty is actually PCOS patients and gestational diabetes (GD) so I feel like I'm in really good hands. The main takeaway was that every pregnant woman's body has an increased resistance to insulin once they hit 24 weeks (something to do with the placenta pulling extra glucose from the mother's body to give to baby), and since I already have insulin-resistance from the PCOS I am at an increased risk for developing GD once I hit 24 weeks.  So, we discussed how I should strive to eat during my pregnancy (aim for a target number of carbs during each meal/snack to keep an even blood sugar level, and try to always pair with a protein to keep me full), and she gave me some good easy food pairing ideas. When I told her how I have been eating (i.e., not well due to all the nausea and cravings) she was completely non-judgmental and totally understood wanting to eat a certain way and just not physically being able to. I also loved that she told me multiple times that I'm doing great so far. I didn't realize that I really needed to hear that.

Awesomeness of the week (besides the nutritionist appt):  We decided which room will be the baby's room!  When going through IF I didn't let myself give it any thought because it was just too painful and even now I'm still slightly apprehensive and haven't wanted to dive in to planning/buying yet (I still have not bought ANYTHING for the baby) but I feel like this was a big step! Now I'm allowing myself to picture what the nursery might look like and where the furniture will go...  And Hubs and I decided that next weekend we will go shopping and look at cribs!! 

~~~Oh my goodness, I can't even express the flood of emotions that I just experienced typing that...I can't keep myself from tearing up thinking about the fact that this truly is our reality and I actually have a reason to go shop for a crib! I just feel so unbelievably grateful...

Ok, I have to go cry now so I'll save the Annoyance of the week for a follow up post, haha!


  1. I got teary reading about the nursery - STAHHPP! No, I'm kidding, don't! I love reading your updates, I am so happy things are going well, although I really hope the MS gives it a rest already for you! Sending lots of love to you and Petey!!! <3 <3 <3

  2. Yay for picking a room AND going crib shopping! That is so exciting! <3

  3. Yay crib shopping! They seem to take so long to come in once ordered so it is definitely good you are planning ahead! I warn you that it can be overwhelming, deep breathes!

  4. You look so fabulous and I am just so happy for you! It sounds like that conversation with the nutritionist was awesome! I had no idea about the GD/PCOS.

    And yay for crib shopping!!! How exciting!

  5. all your posts make me so happy, haha. Yay for crib shopping, I'm so excited for you! :)

  6. Oh my gosh - you look awesome! Such a cute bump! I'm so glad that everything is going well and that you have a great plan both for the nutrition stuff and the nursery <3

  7. You look great!

    That's really interesting about the increased insulin resistance at 24 weeks. I had an aversion to sweets for all of 1st tri and pretty much up until I stopped taking the morning sickness meds. It was somewhere around 24 weeks, probably even a little earlier, that I started craving a lot of sugar and that's increased since. I wonder if that's why?

    Have fun crib shopping :)