Monday, December 19, 2011

Baby Barrett

Please excuse the bad photo, I had to take one today before I got even further off track
How Far Along: 17 weeks 2 Days ( I missed a week getting ready for the last few days of school before Christmas break.)

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of a sweet potato, approx.. 5.5in long & 5 oz.

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained almost 3lbs.  According to my books I should have gained around 5 so I'm almost there.   

Maternity Clothes:  I can still fit in most of my regular clothes, aside from the fact that my jeans will no longer button.  I finally went and bought a belly band from Target and let me tell you, that is a lifesaver.  I have been wearing most of my maternity tops now because they are a little longer in the front to accommodate the growing baby belly.

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives in May! 

Movement: Definitely have been feeling some little flutters.  Especially after eating.  It is the craziest and most amazing feeling in the world.

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good, between my multiple nightly bathroom breaks.  Except for this annoying cold that  I managed to get =(

What I miss: Not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.

Cravings: Let's see, last week I made pancakes at 8:00 at night and yesterday I just had to make an egg salad sandwich.

Symptoms: Some dizziness when I've been standing for too long, but nothing severe.

Best moment this week: Last night Brian was able to feel the baby move for the first time, it was such an incredible experience to share with him.


Leslee said...

Hard to see you, but I'm sure you look fabulous!

Emily said...

Looking good! Also you can make your pants last longer by taking a hair tie putting it on your button and banding that way. That should give you a week or so more! :-).