17 Weeks

I can’t believe I’m approaching the 1/2 way mark already.  I feel like I just announced that I was 6 weeks pregnant.  
I’m noticing more and more how big I am getting, but how much harder it is to hold or rock Zeek!
I hardly feel up for it anymore, which makes the both of us sad (and makes daddy the go-to guy).  
I’ve got my energy back and have been finally getting around to a (much delayed) spring cleaning!!!
Clearing out closets and the garage, getting ready for a garage sale this weekend.
Feels so good to finally have the energy to get it done. πŸ™‚
I’m not usually nauseous anymore, but I just about threw up last week when Skyler and I were brushing our teeth at the same time and I saw his toothpaste foamy spit in the sink.  Took all my strength to pull myself together, not puke, and finish brushing my teeth. 
I’m back to eating “Paleo” and have done away (almost) with carbs again.
Back to eggs in the morning and so glad for it. πŸ™‚
I started getting heartburn ALREADY!  I know I didn’t get it with Zeek until sometime after the 30 week mark.  I had to go buy myself a new bottle of Papaya Enzymes, which totally helped with my heartburn last pregnancy (and taste much better than tums!).  I hope this means baby with come out with lots and lots of hair like Zeek did.  πŸ™‚  
Also, most excitingly, I’ve totally been feeling the baby kick!!  A few weeks ago, I started feeling very very slight flutters, very seldom.  Then last week, I felt an actual full on kick!  I’ve started laying down and holding still more frequently to feel the little precious kicks.  THE most amazing feeling ever!  Now I’m feeling them more and more frequently and I love it.  Probably the best part of being pregnant.  πŸ™‚ (You know, aside from the whole, growing a human being thing! ;))
You can probably see, I have been successful in finding a colorful maxi skirt!  Two of them, actually.  I also have a turquoise one.  I now have 6 of these skirts and really do wear them almost every day…because none of my pants fit anymore.  Or shorts.  Except my ONE maternity shorts.  Totally depressing getting dressed only to discover…nothing fits. 
I have another appointment with my midwives this week so hopefully I’ll have even more to share at the next update.
Oh, and btw: no, we will not be finding out the sex of the baby.  We didn’t with Zeek and loved it so much.  I don’t think anything in life could be any more of an incredible surprise.  We’ll be doing that with all of our children (sorry family and friends! haha).  Also, if you ask me what I *think* this baby is, I won’t answer.  I really thought Ezekiel was a girl.  Just had a feeling, had 5 dreams it was a girl (and zero that it was a boy), EVERYONE (including strangers) told me they thought it was a girl.  Skyler and my friend Maegan were the only two (and the very occasional stranger) who thought it was a boy.  Anyway, I had all these little fantasies of what life would be like with my “little girl” and to be completely honest, I was a little shocked when he came out a HE.  Took me a while to wrap my mind around it and I felt like that in itself distracted me from just totally and completely enjoying my perfect baby boy.  SO, all that to say.  I’m not even going there this time.  πŸ™‚  I’m not going to allow myself to think one way or the other.  I, honestly, will be 100% thrilled with either a boy or a girl.  A girl would be so cute and fun, but a boy would be super fun also for Zeek to have a little brother.

I’m starting to do research for some new items now that #2 is coming along, which is always fun for this shopper. πŸ˜‰  Like a double stroller, 2nd baby carrier, and toddler bed for Zeek… Also been spending (FAR too much time) trying to figure out how to organize the closet to be able to fit both of the babes’ clothes, toys, diaper pails and laundry basket in it. πŸ™‚
And THAT is me at 17 weeks. πŸ™‚
Doing great, feeling awesome (with the exception of some back pain and heartburn).
Loving being pregnant again!

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