I wanted to post my pregnancy update at 16 weeks (I'm now 18 weeks today) but we had to fly back to the States very suddenly and everything got put on hold. I'm not going to do a separate post but wanted to mention it here. Ryan's older sister, Emily, and her husband, Sean, had a baby boy a little early on August 4th, Patton Tuohey Graves. Susan, Ryan's mom, was visiting us in England at the time and had to catch a last minute flight home and made it just in time for the birth. Out of respect and privacy for Sean & Emily I'm not going to post pictures or write about the details here. But wanted to let you all know that we lost our nephew 10 days after he was born. Our family is grieving and we ask for prayers to cover Sean & Emily. Thank you guys who already have been praying for us. We feel them!
17 weeks & 3 days
Picture from my pregnancy with Maggie.
How far along: 17 weeks
Size of Baby: 5.1 in & 5.9 oz
Fruit/vegetable comparison: Onion
Total weight gain: Still down 3 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. I know those pounds will be packing on soon!
Sleep: Still not too bad. There have been a couple of nights I've woken up with my mind racing and it was hard to get back to sleep.
Movement: YES!! The kicks and jabs are getting stronger. I think we are getting so close to when Ryan can feel the baby from the outside! I found out at my 16 week ultrasound the reason I have been feeling this baby since 8 weeks. Apparently, my placenta is attached on the back of my uterus (posterior) so the baby is all at the front. It's been so fun feeling this baby so early on!
Unglamorous body changes: A little tired but could be do to jet lag. Still not eating as much as I probably should be at this point. I've felt a little bit of heart burn here and there but not bad.
Maternity Clothes? Yep! Not having to do the maternity shirts yet.
Showing: I think so but I still don't think it's super obvious to strangers. When I tell people I'm pregnant they are like, "I didn't want to ask...". I guess I look like I ate a large donut (and probably did).
Food cravings: American food! :)
What I miss: Missing family.
Best moment this week: We found out what we were having at 16 weeks, the day before we flew back to America. We were planning to announce the gender right away but with everything that has gone on we've delayed it. We may announce it in the next week or so though. So stay tuned!
Looking forward to: Ryan feeling the baby. We are also going on a much needed vacation in a little over a week to Greece! I'm stocking up on maternity swimsuits!