Monday, April 2, 2012

17 Weeks

Here I am again writing a post on Monday instead of Saturday. I have a feeling this may become a trend since weekends are so busy! This past week was another exciting week. I want to talk about some of the weird pregnancy symptoms I've had (don't worry I won't get too gross) and all the movement I've been feeling!

Some of the strange pregnancy symptoms I've experienced have been:

Extra Saliva: Who knew you make extra saliva when pregnant?! I sure didn't! I had read about it earlier in my pregnancy and thought "oh I wont get that" and in the recent weeks I have been proven so wrong. I've been taking lots of naps these days and one day I noticed that when I woke up I was laying in a puddle of saliva! I know so gross. I literally slept with a napkin under my face the other day. haha. All I can say is I'll be washing my pillowcase a lot more!

Food Aversions: I've thought most of my pregnancy so far that I don't have any aversions but I've been realizing lately that certain things just don't sound good (or smell good) to me anymore. The weirdest one is hummus. I've always made my own homemade hummus and I was asked by my sister-in-law to make some for my other sister-in-laws baby shower on Saturday. I got all the normal ingredients and starting putting them in the blender and realized the smell was making my sick! I mean hummus, really?! I was able to make it without throwing up or anything and even ventured to taste test it but it tasted disgusting to me. I had my hubby taste it too to make sure it was okay. Sure enough it tasted the same as always!

Pregnancy Bloat: Without getting too detailed, I'll just say that I never realized how bloated pregnancy makes you! Your digestive track literally slows down and everything moves a snails pace. I can't lie I'm kind of used to the way bloating feels because being a vegetarian can make you bloated at times but it's nothing compared to pregnancy bloat. The weirdest part is my belly size. Since I'm still pretty small and not showing a whole lot I can tell changes in my the size of my stomach based how how much I've eaten. I seriously think from morning to night my belly must grow at least an inch!

Thirst: I haven't felt like I have been thirsty all the time like many pregnant women are but I have noticed that thirst will hit me out of no where. I was taking a shower the other day and just the sound of the water made me incredibly thirsty and I had to drink a whole glass right after getting out.

The next topic I wanted to discuss is movement. This week was a big week for me and my little babes as far as movement goes. I had mentioned last week about feeling lots of flutters. I also said I was looking forward to kicks but I really didn't think I would be feeling them so soon!

Thursday afternoon I was sitting in an assembly at work listening to a Holocaust survivor speak (which was really cool by the way) when all of the sudden I felt a little tap on the inside of my belly. It literally felt like someone was flicking the inside of my stomach. It kind of feels like a twitch.

I thought "hmm that was weird" but within a matter of seconds it happened again about 3 times in a row and I just knew it was the baby kicking! I was so excited I wanted to cry but of course I wasn't about to cry in the middle of an assembly.

As I sat there for about 1 1/2 hrs I kept feeling the kicks on and off the entire time. Sometimes they were really light and sometimes they were harder. (I'm sure nothing compared to when baby is much bigger though)

This experience is on my top for most exciting things that have happened in my pregnancy so far and as the days have passed since then I have been feeling more and more kicks and squirming. It's so amazing to have a constant reminder of God's beautiful creation growing inside of me!

Here's an update for the week: 

Weight gained: 1 lb. That means I'm back at my pre-pregnancy weight after losing 2 lbs in the first tri.

Workouts: 3 - two pool & one 2 mi walk.

Movement: Lots of it!

Cravings: Organic gummy worms and soy yogurt.

Stretch marks: None. Applying that cocoa butter everyday!

Days until next appointment: 11. That's so soon. yay!

Here what I looked like on Saturday:

Hope everyone had a great Monday! Did anyone else have any weird pregnancy symptoms?

xoxo Jessenia + Baby


  1. This was 19 years ago, but I remember the smell of rice cakes made me nauseous.......
    And when I was pregnant with my daughter, I couldn't get enough of rutabagas. Strange addictions!!!!!! :)

    1. lol I guess everyone has their different aversions/ cravings! :)

  2. I love your updates! They're so positive and cause me to rejoice in the beauty of God's design! And you look beautiful btw :) Blessings!