Wednesday, May 23, 2007

17 Weeks

I just realized that I haven't written in over a week -- that's a long time for me!

I've been so busy with... I don't know... life, I guess.

But I'm here. I'm around. I'm good.

Saw FeeNo today. Things look good, people, real good! Right now, FeeNo weighs about 5 ounces and is 5.5 inches long. I got to see the legs and arms (the ultrasound tech measured all the bones!) plus the entire face. I am amazed at how technology works and how I am able to see this little... person... growing inside of me!

Oh yes, and the heart... it continues to beat strong - 149 beats today.

The allergies are nearly gone. Either that, or the Claritin has really kicked in. And the heat rash/eczema is starting to subside.

The only thing I need is for this belly of mine to grow. Right now, I am not really showing - I've only gained two pounds and that was after I lost 12 in the first trimester - but I can literally feel my waist expanding. Anything with a zipper and button is uncomfortable, but maternity clothes are way too big still. Plus, let's face it: they are hideous. Somehow, pants with an elastic waist are not "cute". They are not "fashionable" either.

Just one more thing I am going to have to figure out.


Freckle Face Girl said...

You'll be in the maternity clothes soon enough & you'll even grow to like the elastic. Did I just say that? Oh YUCK!

For now, it doesn't hurt to buy regular clothes a size or two bigger. Unfortunately, you'll need them when you are shrinking after the FeeNo is born. I didn't buy enough last time hoping/dreaming I'd shrink instantaneously.

Courtney Lynn said...

Do I hear another shopping trip on the horizon??? My husband will be thrilled - this time there will be NO chance of me buying anything! :) It's so great to see how loved FeeNo is already! S/He must have some pretty special parents!

acb said...

Have you heard of the rubberband trick? Loop a rubberband thru the buttonhole of your pants and you can attach the rubberband to the button of the pants to give yourself a couple of extra inches to grow!