17 Weeks and a new sponsor

I wasn't able to get my 16 week post up in time. Mainly because I couldn't get a good picture. Yah, I know lame excuse, but it's true. I really have been working on finding a perfect spot to take these weekly pictures, but nothing has been great yet, and I am still no pro at self portraits. I am hoping to learn a few things from an upcoming DSLR class I will taking at the end of the week. I am so very excited about this class. I hope to use a few things I learn in the class to get some lovely pictures of the wedding Andrew, Damien, and Amar'e are in this Saturday.

How far along? 17 Weeks

Total weight gain: 3lbs (no weight gain in the last month)

Maternity clothes? Nope 

Stretch marks? No new ones!

Sleep: I've been sleeping very well lately. My shoulder had been keeping me up at night, but a cortisone shot took care of that problem.

Best moment this week: Getting kicked from the inside. Yes, we are gettting little kicks! Lots of them.

Miss anything? Being able to sit, stand, bend over normally. Sciatica is horrible!

Movement:Yes, yes, yes. Lots of movement.

Food cravings: Fruits and vegetables,lemons,tomatoes,nachos, chocolate chip cookies, salt, this chickpea concoction that Andrew whipped up one day for lunch....Im hooked. I will be doing up a food post about it.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Pretty much over this part of the journey.I hope.

Gender: We will not be finding out the gender until the day the baby arrives.

Labor signs: No way.

Symptoms: My exhaustion has disappeared! Bye-bye unproductive Desiree. Hello, superwomen! :)

Belly button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Getting some mood swings on and off but in a much better mood lately.

Looking forward to: Our upcoming ultrasound on 6/5! At the last appointment I mentioned to the doctor the movement I had been feeling was a bit different than with my previous babies, and I made a little joke about maybe there is two in there. Well, we were able to get a heartbeat on both sides of my abdomen (but this could be the placenta giving off the other pulse we picked up), and I am measuring a couple weeks ahead ( I am only 5'1" and very petite, not a lot of room to be growing another human with). She asked me if I was sure about the dates, and I told her 100%. She went ahead and scheduled me for an ultrasound for sooner rather then later (before our Florida trip).  Yikes...

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  1. wow look at you! that baby is growing rapidly...all that good vegan food!!
    and yes you do have that mama glow to you...bellisimo!!

    Awnee San

  2. How rad would it be if you had twins? They are really amazing! Either way, you are an incredible mom, and you look absolutely radiant!

    1. I would be a little scared if it were to happen....did I say a little......I mean really scared.....but it would be pretty cool at the same time! :) Thank you Sandra! :)

  3. Wow! Twins? That would be fun...and a little scary...but fun! =)

    Your belly is really starting to show...amazing!

    1. Super scary....but fun! I cannot wait until I have the ultrasound! I won't be disappointing if its only one....not one bit! :)


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