Update on Baby M

I just realized yesterday that I haven’t written one update on Baby M since announcing the pregnancy. So without further ado, here ya go!

Here are the last few weekly pictures that I have taken.
As you can see, I am slowly growing a little belly! 🙂

I went to the doctor for the first time here in CO during week 15.
Everything looks great and Baby M’s heart rate was a fast 160.

Here are some more little fun facts:
I am borrowing this little idea from the Little Baby Gavin blog.

How far along? 17 weeks as of Tuesday, Dec. 20
Total weight gain: I have no idea! lol I lost so much weight the first trimester (about 10 lbs or so) that I really don’t know. I think I have gained about 2 or 3 lbs. back since I have been feeling better.
Maternity clothes? nope and I think I still have a few weeks until I have too
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: Oh, how I miss a good night sleep! I haven’t slept very well in far too long and I wish I would since I know once the baby comes I really won’t be getting much sleep. 🙁
Best moment this week: Getting my prescription of Zofran refilled! lol I ran out of it for a couple days and was immediately sick again. SO NOT FUN! Guess I will be sticking with this for a few more months.
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my back! Week 16 was the first week that you are officially not allowed to sleep on your back but I have been trying to do it for a few weeks now. I must admit, I do end up that way a few times during the night but not for very long. But I miss it oh so much!
Movement: Not feeling anything yet or at least to my knowledge. I could be and just haven’t realized it yet.
Food cravings: I actually haven’t had any cravings yet. Ok, I take that back. I had 1 a few weeks ago for chips and salsa but that came and went and I don’t have anything else. In fact, I am actually so tired of food! I am probably the only pregnant person to ever say that but I am tired of always having to eat something.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not so much anymore, unless I don’t have my meds or I wait to long to eat something. Also, I discovered that I just can’t eat a steak anymore.
Gender: Don’t know yet but as long as Baby M cooperates we will find out January 13!!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: INSANE back pain! Have had it for weeks and depending on how much I try to do, it gets worse. I frequently walk like a little old lady who lost her cane. My hips also hurt if I sleep on one side too long.
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy
Looking forward to: Obviously, Jan. 13 to find out the gender but also Christmas this weekend. Family has already sent Baby M some presents so it will be fun opening them up to see what they have received.

I will do my best to update every week.
I normally take my weekly picture at the end of each week so that my belly grows that whole week so look for updates at the end of the week.

Also, I want to know what you think Baby M will be!!
I added a poll in the top, left hand column so please cast your votes for whether you think Baby M will be a Boy or a Girl!

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  • Courtney O'Dell
    December 20, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Back pain, 160 heart rate… could be a GIRL!!! (though, my little man had a fast heart rate).

  • Jennifer
    December 20, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Oh my gosh! I didn't even know! I'm so behind on blog reading. Like, 3 mos behind. I'ms o happy for you! I know you wanted this and the power of prayer is amazing! Congratulations! BTW, my had a HR or 160. Thought for sure it was a girl. I have two boys!

  • Ciji
    December 20, 2011 at 9:23 am

    you've read the baby garvin blog. i love her weekly updates they are so creative. i want to document like that one day. you look great and i bet its a girl.

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    December 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Aw, Allison, your growing belly is so cute!! I'm glad you've been able to get your sickness under control. Hate that you're having back pain already though! 🙁 Isn't a fast heartbeat indicative of a boy? 😉 (Says the mom of two boys!)

  • Sarah
    December 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Aww, this was sweet! When you first feel her move (and you still have a few weeks I would guess) it will feel a little bit like gas bubble or something. But by the end? You will be pushing her around with your hand – a little to the left please! 🙂

  • Samantha
    December 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    How exciting! I remember fondly how exciting all of the little things that come along with pregnancy are. I also remember all too well that annoying back and hip pain! But, I will say… If you are comfy on your back, you can sleep on your back. You won't stay that way all night long and if it helps you fall asleep easier then it isn't that big of a deal. Also, tucking a pillow in between your legs can help alleviate some of that pain from being on one side. At least for me it did!

  • Michelle @ Dream Home DIY
    December 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    SO excited for you guys 🙂 Love reading these little updates. It'll be sucha fun thing for you to look back on later.

  • Jessica
    December 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Looking good! These weekly update questions are so fun to look back on… I read my old ones all the time! I'm going to guess boy based solely on your cravings..from day one I wanted to eat SWEETS for every single meal…and would randomly crave anything/everything i saw on tv or a billboard. Excited to see what you're having – thanks for stopping by my blog as well!! 🙂 take care!

  • Holy Craft
    December 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Such a great update and journal for you to look back on! Zofran was a miracle drug for me so I'm with ya sista! Glad you found it. I took it until late in my second trimester. I always enjoyed the third trimester since I was finally feeling better! I'm sure you will too.

    Merry Christmas!