Tuesday, December 4, 2012

17 Week Bump Update & Weekend Recap!

How far along?  17 weeks
How big is baby?  About the size of a turnip....half a foot long!
Total weight gain/loss:  Not really sure... but if I had to guess, I would say 3-5 lbs.  I will find out in a little less than 2 weeks at my next appt.   
Maternity clothes?  Mostly maternity these days and I have to say I love it....everything is so comfortable.
Stretch marks? I officially have a few stretch marks on each of my sides.  Boo.  I slather on Palmer's 2-3 times a day but I guess that is not helping too much.  My Mom said she got a ton of stretch marks with me.
Sleep: I try to get 8-10 hours of sleep (or at least bed rest) every night but I still toss and turn a lot and have to get up 2-3 times to use the restroom.  Getting in and out of bed is hard lately because I am having such bad tailbone/lower back pain.
Miss Anything? Nope!  
Movement: Not yet but hopefully any day now!
Food cravings: Nothing really...everything sounds good these days except for meat.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red meat (mainly steak). 
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes, definitely have a bump now, and I love it :)
Gender: BOY!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy! 

Symptoms:  Holy back/tailbone pain!!  It started a little over a week ago and had just gotten worse.  It is the worst at the end of the day but at the moment it is pretty bad.  It hurts to put a lot of pressure on my right leg when walking and it KILLS me to lay on my back. Once on Friday night and once last night I was just laying on my back, propped up on pillows watching TV and when I tried to move the pain literally took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes.  I was pretty much stuck in the position I was in.  My doctor said the baby is probably just sitting low and putting pressure on my tailbone so it is nothing to be concerned about.  But she said to give pre-natal massages a try and if that doesn't help, then she has a chiropractor for me to try. 
Any others ever have this type of pain?
Looking forward to:  Buying baby's furniture this weekend and finishing Christmas shopping!  
And now for a weekend recap......
We had our first Christmas party of the season! After work we headed to a hotel near where the party was going to be and got all dressed up.  The party was for my husband's new company and it started at the owner's gigantic mansion then ended at Sullivan's Steakhouse.  I managed to make it to 10 PM and finally had to tell my husband that my back hurt so bad I could not stay another minute.  I am terrible and did not take one picture though!  We stayed in Houston that night so we did not have to drive an hour home and we wanted to do a few things Saturday morning.
We slept in then went to our favorite brunch restaurant in Houston, Babe Yega. Yumm!  We got to sit on the patio next to their talking parrots since it was 80 degrees outside :)   After brucn we went to hubby's new office so I could help him get organized and decorate his bookshelves and walls. 
Saturday afternoon I went on a shopping trip to Hobby Lobby then home to start decorating for Christmas.  We had plans of going out to dinner then to see Breaking Dawn but ended up sitting on the couch eating peanut butter and jelly & turkey and cheese sandwiches.  HAHA! 
We were supposed to have lunch with hubby's Mom and brother then we were going to buy our nursery furniture but those plans fell thru so we just hung around the house and caught up on things we had been putting off.   I was supposed to have my first pre-natal massage at 4 but when I showed up they told me I was not on their list of appointments.  They said when I called to confirm my appt. the day before, that the girl I spoke with must have accidentally hit "cancel" instead of "confirm."  I was SO disappointed and in so much pain that I was practically in tears in the massage place.  I had been looking forward to that for over a week.  Ughh.. So, they apologized over and over again and they gave me a credit to my account so my next massage would be 50% off.  That made me feel a tiny bit better and now my massage is tomorrow after work.  Whohoo!
And that is about it.... 
This week is filled with A LOT of Christmas shopping and still trying to finish decorating our house!  I still have so much to do... 
:) Cheers!


Alex said...

I had tailbone pain once before and it was a pilondial cyst. It is not fun but not deadly at all in any way. If it doesn't go away you may want to have someone check out your tailbone...although it is a bit embarrassing lol. I bet baby is just making himself comfortable in a particular spot that just gives ya pain there.

Kimberly said...

I was having lower back pain around 17 weeks too. I got an ice pack, and that helped numb the area a bit and eased my pain. I also have a pillow at work and it saves me from being in a lot of pain once I get home. Your pain may be more severe than mine, though, and need massaging and/or a chiropractor, but you could try that. They also sell maternity back braces to help support you. Just some ideas.

As for the stretch marks...here is what has worked for me. I went out and bought Bio-Oil and have been putting that on my "problem areas" and then Palmer's for the rest. The Bio-Oil has taken a lot of the pigment out of the marks, and they haven't grown at all. Just a suggestion! :)

Blue Dog Belle said...

Aww. Well enjoy your massage tomorrow! I'm sure you'll feel so much better afterwards!!!

Valerie Griffin said...

i'm very jealous you have only gained 3-5 pounds...i've about put on 20! i can't stop eating! lol

Valerie Griffin said...

and what app is this! i need it! :)

Meg O. said...

I can't believe you are already 17 weeks! It felt like I just blinked and came back to your blog and you're already there. lol. Hope you enjoyed the massage!!