How far along: 17 weeks and the size of an onion – about 5.1 inches long and 5.9 ounces.
Gender: Still feeling girl AND I had a dream a couple of nights ago that it was a girl. 95% of people we’ve talked to think it’s a boy…
Maternity clothes: Starting to wear more flow-y dresses as the weather warms up. Also, a sweet friend brought me some of her maternity clothes to borrow and I couldn’t be more grateful!
Belly button in or out: Innie but getting more shallow each week.
Sleep: Sleeping great with the exception of regular bathroom breaks.
Best moment this week: We spent a long weekend at Lake Oconee celebrating one of my best friends, Jenna Ann, marrying her love Payne. The wedding yesterday was so much fun, and we had a blast dancing the night away with so many of our closest friends.
Miss anything: Nope. Feeling great this week and couldn’t be happier!
Movement: In very exciting news, I think I felt the baby move for the first time last night. I was lying in bed, and I starting feeling this bubbling sensation. At first I just thought it was my stomach rumbling, but then I remembered so many telling me this is what it would feel like when the baby first starts to move. I sat there quietly while this went on for about 5-10 minutes trying to figure out if that was really what was happening. It felt like bubbles and and a rippling sensation – almost like butterflies – which is exactly what I’ve read it will feel like. It’s so strange because it’s not your obvious kicking in the ribs which comes later, so I’ve heard many first time moms have no idea it’s the baby since it’s not what you expect to feel. I’m pretty positive I felt it, though, and it was amazing!
Cravings: Still primarily sweets, baked potatoes, and cheeseburgers!
Baby Purchases/Gifts: We got the sweetest gift last night from a good friend. It’s the elephant WubbaNub which is a pacifier with a small stuffed elephant attached to it. It’s precious.
Looking forward to: A pretty low-key week then celebrating another friend at her wedding next weekend! Wedding season is officially in full force!