March 23, 2010

~17 Weeks~

Time is just flying by and monkey seems to be growing away!

What have we been up to?

I got to see you for the first time 2 weeks ago and that was by far the most exciting moment so far. Your daddy will get to see you and hear your heart beating away in 17 more days!! That's when we'll find out what exactly you are. I can't wait to be able to call you by an actual name!

Your heartbeat is always crazy high whenever I do get to hear it. You are either a beautiful little girl in there or possibly just a very hyper active little boy. Either way, I'll be happy. Daddy will be terrified if you are a girl, but that's just because he knows you will steal his heart. I think he's afraid of having so much love for you that you'll have him wrapped instantly. It's a fact in my opinion!

I'm like 99% positive that I've felt you moving around in there over the last couple days. It's at night, when I'm laying in bed reading. If feels like a butterfly is in there tickling my tummy. It's pretty magical and I can't wait for the first 100%, there's no doubting it, my baby just kicked the crap out of me, moment!

I had my first moment where a stranger knew I was pregnant and actually said something. While painting pottery last week, one of the sweet workers there offered me a cushion that "they always offer to their pregnant girls". I swooned.

We started your baby registry over the weekend. It was very fun, but such a task at the same time. We loved imagining us actually using all these fun things with you, but we were also very worried that we weren't picking out the right brands. Luckily, your Auntie Melissa has just been through all of this and is a big help!

According to What To Expect, you are about the size of my palm. Well, maybe daddy's palm... I have insanely small hands. You are about 5 inches from head to bum, and weigh about 5 ounces.

You are gaining more fat on your little body. Which is great. You're starting to look less like a veiny old man!

You are hard at work in there practicing the movements you'll need to make when feeding. I really hope you'll feed easily when you do come out. I want more than anything to be able to breastfeed you!

The book says your heart rate should be steadied at about 140-150 bpm, but you are going away at more like 174..

This is our last week in the 4th month (crazy)!! I won't be officially weighed at the doctors office again until the first, but according to our scale at home, I've gained 7 pounds in 17 weeks. Not bad I guess, right?? Here's a quick belly shot I took this morning! My face was not presentable yet :)
17 Weeks

*Thank you for all of your sweet comments on yesterday's post. Y'all made me feel a little more normal and put a smile on my face like always :) *


JG said...

Ahh! You have the most adorable baby bump! :) I need to stop reading these posts, you're giving me the fever. ;)

Expat Girl said...

Awww cute baby bump! I cant wait to know what you're having! I only just got over morning sickness by week 17 so I am very jealous of you!

Steph said...

What a cute pic! Glad to hear all is well.

Katie said...

you look just perfect for 17 weeks! You are feeling the baby, I have no doubt. Just wait for those little 'popcorn' kicks...they come really DOWN low...(about 5 inches below your belly button)...and almost feel like popcorn popping!

SO cute and fun ;)

nowimagrownup said...

This post is adorable - I love that you're talking to your little monkey :)

Also - very, very cute baby bump.

Katie said...

Jessica, It warms my heart to be able to follow your pregnancy. We lost a baby, that was unexpected and that we hadn't told anyone about, on March 4. I was due Aug. 28 and seeing your due date and knowing you are going through what I would be going through, it may seem weird, but it's a bit comforting. You look so cute and I vote it's a girl!

Amber said...

you look great! I can't believe how fast time is flying.

New Girl on Post said...

You are so cute!!! I cannot wait to find out what the baby is.

BSS said...

I concur with JG's comment completely, ha! You're too cute... and we have the same phone! :)

Jen said...

This post is so sweet!! I love it!! You look great!!! :)

Michelle said...

i'm telling you...high heart rate? it's a girl :)

Ashleigh said...

it warms my heart to you talking to your baby :) I love it!! You are going to be the absolute best mommy ever!!