Wednesday, November 28, 2007

17 weeks!

17 weeks along!! wow! I can't believe it! Barely 4 months ago, we were starting to believe we would never be pregnant. Now, we are almost 4 months along! By Christmas, we will be just over halfway!

Things have changed quite a bit in the last few weeks. I have sensed my body change a few times, but it has really changed over the last week or so. I'm starting to really grow outward (thankfully, nowhere else!!) I'm also sleeping more comfortably for some reason- I know it has to do with my changing body shape, but I'm not exactly sure how or why. (Not having to get up 4 times in the middle of the night to use the bathroom helps too.)

I've also had significantly more energy. Sure, I'm still tired at night, but I go all day long now. Even a month ago, I was too exhausted to make dinner by the time we were home from work for the day. Now, I wake up looking forward to walking the dog. I'm productive all day long at my job, and then we have 2-3 hours at night where I am still up and around.

I'm also starting to enjoy food again - not completely, but I don't have to eat as often, which makes it less of a chore. I also am enjoying more kinds of food again, which also feels more normal. The nausea didn't leave at the 14 week mark like I had hoped. I don't want to speak too soon, but at just after 15 weeks it disappeared and has yet to rear its ugly head again.

So far, the second trimester is going well - just in time for the overly busy holiday season, which would make me tired on any given year. Yay, 17 weeks!!

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow! The time has really flown. Glad to hear your feeling better and that food is no longer an enemy.

Keri said...

17 just happens to be my very favorite number...that must say something for why you're feeling so well. :)
Congratulations on almost 1/2 way, on feeling great & getting rest!

sandra said...

I'm so excited for you guys and I can't believe it's 17 weeks already. Tot is going to be here before you know it!! (I'm very good at being an aunt, so watch out!)

MaMaMia said...

Congrats!!
Glad you are feeling better. So excited to see new pics after your ultrasound!

vee said...

Hurrah for not feeling sick any more. I love reading your blog - you're always so upbeat! 17 weeks already, huh? That went in a flash!

jay said...

I agree with vee on all counts! Hooray indeed! xx

bleu said...

Time goes by so fast for other people's pregnancies. lol
I am so tickled for you. Great semester to be in during the holidays for sure.

K J and the kids said...

1/2 way through...isn't that amazing.
So glad you are feeling good. Rest up !

j.k-c. said...

Congrats!!! I can't believe that you are already at week 17!! So excited for you!
Keep taking good care of yourself and I'm glad you are sleeping more comfortably!

*G* said...

Glad you're feeling better! The 2nd trimester was probably my favorite. Not too tired or uncomfortable to get normal everyday things done but just pregnant enough to look it and feel excited about doing fun things planning for baby :)

Ali said...

Yeah for 17wks!! It makes me happy to hear you are feeling so good. It's all very exciting :-)

Anonymous said...

It's about time that the tot started treating you like a mother i.e. Honor thy mother and mother. I'm very glad that at 17 weeks the tot is riding a whole lot more comfortably...sort of like the gentle ride in a RollsRoyce rather pushing all of the buttons on an all-terrain LandRover. May all of you enjoy the ride. Love you. Dad

kwillmetta said...

Good news indeed! I'm glad you are feeling better. Happy 17th week! (Does improved wellbeing = nursery pics...hint, hint....)