17 Weeks, 1 Day

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hello, all. sorry for seemingly dropping off the earth! we’re still here. things are going ok. i have my good days and bad days. jerry is feeling alright. jeremiah is a blast and a joy. bean seems to be ok.

How your baby’s growing: Your baby weighs about 5 ounces now, and he’s around 5 inches long — about the size of a large onion. He can move his joints, and his skeleton — until now rubbery cartilage — is starting to harden to bone. His sense of hearing is also developing. The umbilical cord, his lifeline to the placenta, is growing stronger and thicker.

How your life’s changing: With more weight up high and out in front of your body, you may feel a bit off-balance as you walk around. Store away your high heels and wear low-heeled shoes to reduce your risk of taking a tumble.You’re likely to feel protective of your tummy, and that’s good. Trauma to your abdomen could be harmful to your baby and dangerous to you, so be sure to buckle up when you’re driving. Keep the lap portion of the seat belt under your belly and very snug across your hips for maximum protection.

know what’s odd? i have lost more weight. i don’t really feel big and pregnant like i think i should. oh, i still feel bean moving from time to time. but i don’t think i’m getting enough nutrition, because of the hyperemesis. (doesn’t that sound like a monster or something? look out behind you! it’s the HYPEREMESIS! AHHHH!!) if you don’t believe me, check out the preggo pics gallery. the first two are from last night. after them are from 13 weeks, and the next are from weeks. i KNOW i have lost weight. even though we don’t own a scale. lol. i am trying not to worry about bean. but i just know that at this point in my pregnancy with jeremiah, i was still working, and was able to stop and get whatever i wanted to eat. if i craved something, i got it. now, if i crave something and i can’t have it (which is usually what happens) i eat a cracker or something JUST to eat. because nothing else sounds good to me. so i worry about bean’s health and nutrition. and mine for that matter!
next tuesday is THE ultrasound! i am so excited! jerry, jeremiah and my mom are going with me. don’t forget to cast your votes in the expectnet game if you haven’t yet! as for me, i am being realistic and thinking bean’s probably a boy. but i really would like to have a girl right now. it’s kind of lonely being the only female in the house. even the dog is male. 😉

i am so sick of disgusting spam. i get at least two a day now, to my gibberish archives, of people being nasty and linking to nasty sites. and they say the rudest things to me in them. for this reason, i am putting even more of a clamp on comments. i wish i didn’t have to do it, but i do. don’t worry, my sweet regulars, you won’t be affected. you just have to add your email address (which only i see anyway) and you will have to wait until i approve your comment. it will be a pain, but at least none of that crap will show up for anyone else. sigh.

jerry is off work from the nursing home for a week. he still has to work at fedex tho. but it’s nice for him to have some time off. tomorrow is when he is supposed to go to the recheck, to see how his heart is doing and such. the other day he had a little scare. the meds haven’t been treating him nicely, and he was feeling really strange at work. one of the nurses took his bp and it was 90/80. the nurse asked him the dose of bp meds he’s taking and thought it seemed too high for a normal, healthy young person. so she said what SHE would do is not take anymore or at least only take half. so he didn’t take anymore that night, then asked the dr the next day. they said taking half would be fine. he’s feeling better since. so they better get that straightened out tomorrow! we have had too many scares!

hope to hear from everyone soon. keep us in your prayers! hugs and blessings.

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  1. Glad to hear Jerry is better. Don’t worry about the weight loss.
    Glad to hear Jerry is better. Don’t worry about the weight loss. The baby will always gets what it needs. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. I hope that Jerry’s appointment goes well Jenn.. good to hear he
    I hope that Jerry’s appointment goes well Jenn.. good to hear he is feeling well… and I hope you start feeling better.. and that morning sickness leaves soon.. lots of hugs.. I lost alot of weight when I was pregnant with Vinnie.. doctor told me not to worry.. he was growing well.. and I left the hospital alot lighter than before I got pregnant.. BIG HUGS JENN..
    Awesome.. ultrasounds next week.. hope that little Bean lets momma see what he/she is…
    Lots of hugs.. and have a good weekend!

  3. I can’t wait until the hostserver fixes things so that I can vie
    I can’t wait until the hostserver fixes things so that I can view the preggo belly pictures. Right now I keep getting hic-cups in the load. From the tiny bit that I can see, it does look like you have lost weight. I wouldn’t stress too much. Those last months might make up for it. :/

  4. I totally know how you feel about being the only girl. I am as
    I totally know how you feel about being the only girl. I am as well…my dog is male too. I am so hoping for a girl. I can’t wait to find out.
    I am losing weight as well. This diabetic diet is to blame. I lost 30 lbs. when I was pregnant with Alexander so I am expecting the same this time. So far I have lost 15 lbs. I’m glad you are all doing well.

  5. Oh golly Miss Lolly your back! I was worried about ya’all! Remem
    Oh golly Miss Lolly your back! I was worried about ya’all! Remember to eat high protein when you eat Jenn! I hope this nausea passes soon….
    Here is praying!!
    Love ya!!

  6. Get to feeling better, all of you. Prayers are going up lots for
    Get to feeling better, all of you. Prayers are going up lots for you both. It does look like you’ve lost weight compared to the other pics. Just keep believing that our God is bigger than nausea, and know he’s got both eyes on all of you, all the time. (((((Hugs)))))

    Please keep David and family in prayer… more info on my blog.

  7. Hi Jenn!

    I wouldn’t worry about the weight loss. I lost weigh
    Hi Jenn!

    I wouldn’t worry about the weight loss. I lost weight with all my pregnancies, and all my kids were healthy… If only it were that easy to lose weight AFTER the baby is born. *sighs*

    I was going to go post on my blog, but after not being online at all today, I checked and not one person has commented. *sighs*… I know I keep saying that I post for the kids, but sometimes it is so discouraging, KWIM?

    Hope you’re feeling better!

    Hugs!

  8. Hi Jenn, gosh I am sorry you are having ignorant people still sp
    Hi Jenn, gosh I am sorry you are having ignorant people still spam you. I hope you can filter that stuff so you don’t have to see it anymore. Exciting news on the upcoming ultrasound. I hope you are able to see parts. Make sure you drink a regular coke or pepsi before you go in so the baby is active and not hiding it’s parts. *G
    Glad Jerry is feeling a little better. Don’t worry about the baby not getting nutrition it takes what it needs from you. You however need to try to eat for yourself somehow. It will all pass eventually. Would you say you are more sick now with this pregnancy than with your first? Does it seem different at all? Hope you hurry up and feel better soon. Hugs JenD

  9. I’m so sick of spam too. I’m glad that you guys are doing well.
    I’m so sick of spam too. I’m glad that you guys are doing well. To answer your question on your comment at my blog, my mother and father bought Scottie that desk for Christmas. I think it is Crayola and it has a little lamp to turn on and a drawer that pulls out in the front to put all his crayons and markers in. They bought it at Kmart. Have a great weekend!

  10. I don’t feel as large with this baby either.
    I don’t feel as large with this baby either. Weird. If it weren’t for my doppler I have here at home I’d be SO stressed out all the time!!! Ah, motherhood! Have a blessed weekend!

  11. Hey hope you’re feeling better – we’ve all got colds here.
    Hey hope you’re feeling better – we’ve all got colds here. Hugs and Prayers to ya!

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