Pregnancy Update! 17 Weeks :)

Week: 17.

Due date: November 28.

Symptoms: Finally starting to feel less nauseous and tired. Definitely not feeling any bursts of energy though. x_x

Feeling: Still worried about the baby all the time. Very emotional and hormonal.

Cravings: Nothing really.

Aversions: A lot. My sense of smell is very sensitive and a lot of things make me nauseous. -_-

Sleep: I need a lot of sleep but I have insomnia. >_<

Health: Pretty good.

Exercise: I've started going on walks again.

Labor signs: Nope.

Wedding rings: Engagement ring fits, wedding ring doesn't. (I got the engagement ring when I was pregnant with Kaylee, so that makes sense lol.)

Weight gain: Still 20 pounds or so.

Movement: The baby is very active. :) Still can't feel the movements from the outside though. I can't wait until Steven can feel them!

Stretchmarks: The ones on my hips I got with Kaylee that were faded are coming back.

Gender: Can't wait to find out, hopefully soon!!

Other stuff: I've been seeing dragonflies this pregnancy. I saw butterflies all around when I was pregnant with Kaylee, they'd even land on me. I don't know if it means something, or just an overpopulation of dragonflies this year...?

BabyCenter update: Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

Baby is the size of an onion!

Note: My insurance has been getting denied and each time I talk to them, they say something different and give me another number to call. So I have 3 bills already and have been putting off my ultrasound until I can get it figured out. I was told today that it was resolved and would be active in the next couple days, so we'll see. In the past couple weeks, I've called and gone to the office numerous times. First I was told it was active, then that it would be active shortly, then that I made too much money and got denied, and then that it was a glitch in the system and they thought I had family planning insurance, not pregnancy insurance. So I have been told so many things that I have my doubts about what the lady told me today. If it doesn't get resolved soon, I'll just get my ultrasound and pay out of pocket. On the plus side, if my insurance is a no go, I'll have no reason not to go with a midwife and have a home birth. I couldn't before because that's not covered by insurance, but if I have no insurance, it's actually cheaper... We'll be SO BROKE, but we'll figure things out somehow.

8 comments :

Cami said...

I thought you'd find the gender this week? I want to knoooow ;) Haha.

Praying for the insurance thing to get resolved <3

amy@agoodlife said...

my wedding ring doesn't fit anymore either... i'm wearing a $15 fake! i bought a huge rock, it's kinda fun ;)

Renee said...

OMG i honestly can't believe the amount of work you guys have to go through with insurance etc for pregnancy!! Maternity care here is free or hugely subsudised at least, im pretty sure we see our LMC sooner too! Im so glad your starting to feel a bit better! Hope your energy returns soon! Love that your attracting the dragonflies!! :)

Rina said...

Oh I hope the problem with the insurance will get resolved soon. It is so frustrating when they treat you like a ping pong ball!

Brandi Yee said...

Love the updates!! I would have loved to have had my blog during my pregnancies to record all that and share with others :) Glad to hear you're doing well! Can't wait to find out what you're having hehe ;)

elise said...

noticed you were following along my blog and thought I'd check you out! I'm so glad I found you and hope to get to know you a little bit better through the world of blogging!

Pepper said...

I remember having bouts of insomnia as well during my pregnancy. I hated it. Try not to worry too much. You're going to be fine:). I hope the insurance thing gets sorted out.

Anna said...

Glad you are starting to feel better.

I'll be praying that the insurance issues get worked out. We have insurance and money has been tight, so I can relate to that.