(This is a terrible outfit for showing off my bump. Sorry, y'all.)
How far along? Seventeen weeks. Holy cow, I'm almost halfway there.
Baby is the size of... a baked potato. Keep on baking in there, little potato! :)
Best moment this week? Looking over at Micah on the couch, with highlighter in hand, reading The Father Connection. My husband is going to be such a wonderful, wonderful dad.
Miss anything? Nothing this week. I'm feeling a little more tired than I had been, but that probably has a little something to do with the fact that I've worked non-stop for the last month. Thank goodness that's over.
Movement? Those little flutters are definitely becoming more distinct, and it's amazing. Is it weird, though, that they're almost always on one side? Apparently our potato isn't too fond of the right side of my uterus.
Sleep? I'm not sleeping quite as well as I had been, but I still can't complain. I feel sure it's going to get much worse. :)
Food cravings? None this week.
What makes you queasy/sick? Not a whole lot, but really strong smells still turn my stomach, and I'm still avoiding enchiladas. Which makes me so, so sad.
Morning sickness? It has mostly disappeared, although it pops in to say hello every now and then.
Other symptoms? Nails and hair are still strong and healthy, and my skin actually appears to be improving. (Let's all say a hearty "thank you, Lord!" for that one.)
Gender? Micah thinks it's a girl. I'm pretty positive it's a boy. But we find out for sure next week, and we're so excited! It's not that knowing the gender will change, in any way, how we feel about the baby -- we're going to be so, so thrilled either way -- but to be able to picture our pumpkin more tangibly is so exciting! And it'll obviously help with planning the nursery, setting up our registry, etc.
Looking forward to... next week! Can't wait to share our news with you guys! :)