I don't have a picture yet, I hope to get one done at some point today and I will post it when that happens, sorry!
I woke up yesterday feeling good. I am now 3 days without my miracle Morning Sickness Cocktail. I don't like taking anything I don't have to during pregnancy and I had been feeling pretty good so I decided it was time to see how I really feel without medicine. Thank goodness I am feeling sooo much better! Still waves of nausea here and there. My appetite is completely at the whim of my hormones. I can't plan anything to eat for myself because I will only know if I can stomach the idea of a certain food at the site or smell of it. But I'll take it over feeling like death 24/7. It has also kept my weight in check.
|Week 17 the baby is about he size of a turnip according to BabyCenter.com|
I am not a small girl to begin with. Even in my 20's when I was tied to the gym 2 hours a day I was muscular and never skinny. Pregnancy is not kind in regard to my weight and getting it off is pretty tough afterwards. Every time, I tell myself that I am going to be very careful about what I eat and only gain the minimum, but this is the first time that looks like a possibility. Having 3 other kids to chase after helps too ;)
Like I said, I woke up feeling good, but I did something really stupid early in the morning. We traded in my minivan for a new one and I owed the dealership a seat that we had removed. Instead of asking for help, I carried the stupid thing in myself and it was way heavier than I anticipated...
I am not supposed to lift things or be on my feet much at all so I can say I am an idiot and it is true.
Afterwards my belly was rock hard and my back felt battered. I felt like I fast forwarded through 2-3 months of pregnancy. I was waddling and chair ridden most of the day. When I went to bed I had the awful acid reflux I said last week wasn't apparent yet and I had really bad dreams. I feel ok this morning, but we'll see how the day goes.
I might just have been a coincidence because supposedly baby goes through a growth spurt weeks 16-17 or maybe I was just not smart. Time will tell.