Thursday, June 10, 2010

17 weeks

In true Missy fashion, I had to add a little drama to my impending baby/mommy update post, so I arranged for myself to get the flu (the really bad and icky kind), puke my brains out, get dehydrated, and then end up in the hospital for a short stay.  The good news is that little Quatro and I are now doing fine and the bad news is that I may never be able to eat a Buffalo Chicken Salad again.

I've lost 7 pounds in the last 48 hours and my self esteem seems to have skyrocketed.  I even considered re-taking the pictures you are about to see.  But there's no time for that.  So, what you see is what you get.  Here are the facts:

  • I'm 17 weeks and 2 days pregnant.  The following pictures were taken at 16 weeks and 6 days.
  • Little Quatro is making his/her presence known with lots and wiggles and kicks, mainly at night while I'm resting in bed. This has quickly become my favorite time of the day.
  • Baby's HR is holding strong in the 140 to 150 range. 
  • My weight gain is holding strong in the ___ to ___ range.  Did you really think I'd post that for the world all 5 of you to read?!?
  • The other kids are already spoiling their new baby brother/sister with lots of affection and attention.  Sometimes at the most inappropriate times.  Like at Church. Or while I'm using the bathroom.
  • Prior to the nasty flu bug I was feeling really, really good and I hope to return to that state very soon.
  • The maternity clothes have made their final appearance in my closet, but I'm not ready yet to make the switch for good.  Ok, those who know me know that I rarely wear maternity clothes (especially shirts!) and almost prefer to wear too small non-maternity attire.  But they're resting comfortably in the closet should I deem them necessary.
  • At our next appointment in 3 weeks we'll have the chance to see this beautiful babe via ultrasound and I can hardly wait.  Big sis, Addi, will be accompanying us, although she doesn't know it yet.
  • As of now, we will NOT be finding out the sex.  Boy or girl?  It seems like a win-win situation.
  • At this point, we do not have names picked out.  There are a few strong contenders, but nothing set in stone.  As always, we're open for suggestions.
Guess that about covers it.  Did I leave anything out?  Anything you're dying to know? No?  Ok, then.  I'll leave you with these...

I'm off to bed.  Again.



brilfamily said...

Oh my goodness, you are not big at all! You have a cute little belly! I am guessing boy!!! :)

Kendra ;) said...

You are def the cutest!! I am voting girl! What does the Chinese calendar say???

ryangie said...

oh this post. been praying for you to feel better SOON! love you...

Jon and Jennifer said...

Cute belly pictures!!! You look great! Glad you are starting to feel a little better!

The Lynam's said...

you are the cutest pregnant woman ever. seriously. OMG, I'm so sorry to hear of your hospital stay. puh-LEASE let me know if you need ANYTHING!!!

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