Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited for this Friday. I've been looking forward to it for 2 weeks! In Sean's family, everyone's birthdays are right around the same time. Within a 4 week period, starting with Sean's birthday, we celebrate Sean, his sister, his nephew, and his dad. So every year, we do one big fancy dinner to celebrate and this year we are going to Pappa's Bros! I am so excited for their lobster mac and cheese, and will probably also get the lobster as well for my meal (since I like my steaks more on the medium rare side). Can you overdose on lobster when you're pregnant? Yes.. apparently you should only eat 6-10 ounces of lobster or crab a week. But I don't eat this every week, so if I eat a pound of lobster tonight, it shouldn't be too big a deal right?? :) Anyway, here are some things I wanted to share with you:
How far along: I'll be 17 weeks on Sunday. Mini Mohn will be the size of a white onion and about 5 inches long. That seems so big to me when I actually measure that out and put it up to my tummy. But please Lord, keep letting MM grow!
What I'm craving: Honestly, I don't feel like I've had any crazy cravings. Since my first trimester was so rough, I feel like my appetite is just kinda there right now. I've also not been eating a ton at each meal. I'm trying to eat throughout the day, but sitting down for lunch or dinner, I'm eating probably 1/3 of what I typically eat. Except tonight.. I'm totally going to go nuts on the lobster.
How I'm feeling: I feel incredible! Besides the occasional headache, I am totally happy all of the time. I love how my bump looks and love when people come up to me and say something. I have been feeling some lower back pain around my spine when I stand up for too long, but Sean is sweet enough to rub that out for me. I know they say that second time moms will usually feel the baby move now, but first time moms might have to wait a few more weeks since we don't know what it is we're feeling. But last night, when I was driving home from work, I felt this little tiny flutter on the lower left side of my belly. It was like someone had rubbed their finger down my belly (like a tap tap tap). And when I listened for the heartbeat later that night, I found it in that same spot! So I'm thinking that is the baby??? I can't wait until Mini Mohn starts really kicking and I know exactly what it is.
What I bought this week: OK, so I definitely have a problem with buying baby stuff. I just can't help myself, I get so excited about it! My friends at work keep telling me to stop or there won't be anything left on my registry, and Sean keeps coming home to boxes on our doorstep and just rolls his eyes at me... Well, this week I bought a diaper changing topper for the dresser, two swaddle blankets (that were on sale from $40 to $10 on Oilo!!), and a breastfeeding pillow (I had a coupon and only had to pay for shipping). With these deals, those are things I needed to go ahead and buy right?? The nursery looks like a complete disaster right now with all of this random stuff everywhere and I'm really looking forward to putting it all together. I can't wait to share that post with you all!
What I'm most excited about this week: After Dr. C confirms the gender in February, we will start painting. I'm not sure why I'm waiting, because I have three different shades of white I'm deciding between haha. But I've been wanting to get the color on the walls and give it a few days and different times for me to see what they all look like. So we will paint some swatches this weekend and then my sister, Krystal, will come up in a few weeks and help Sean paint the room. Having the room totally painted will allow me to really start decorating but I have to temper myself and not do everything at once. It'll be like my wedding when everything was planned and done and I sat around for 6 months trying to find something else to do!
OK loveys... I hope you all have a great weekend! See you next week!