This past week, I finally got to see my OB. In what is sort of a long story in which I will share soon, I had started out seeing a midwives group. Also for reasons which I will share soon, it was determined that I would be seeing a doctor from then on.
Even though we didn't do much at the appointment, I feel really good about having a plan in place and some appointments on the calendar to look forward to. The biggest one being the anatomy scan or 20 week ultrasound in which we can find out the sex if we want.
Another interesting tidbit is that based on my previous ultrasound, she mentioned I am (or the baby is) measuring a week ahead. I would rather be ahead than behind! Or, I am just growing a large baby. Which, wouldn't be a shock as big babies run in both my side and Mr. BKL's side. Yay?
I am feeling more and more pregnant each day, as I seem to continue to grow. I was thrilled to run 5 miles yesterday, albeit slowly. It was my longest run since November 12th, when I ran 7.5 miles. It was about 37 degrees yesterday and besides the wind, it was a perfect day for a winter run. I much enjoy and relish my time outdoors over the treadmill, but am thankful still to have purchased on this fall.
I started taking extra iron over the weekend per recommendation of my doctor. I am hoping it will help with my energy levels (and my workouts) as I had been feeling pretty exhausted some days. They say the baby takes what it needs, and the mother is left to feel the effects. I think this was the case for me the past couple weeks. Must have been a growth spurt – for both of us!
By the numbers
Weeks pregnant: 17 (or 18!)
November miles run: 87.5 (YTD as of end of November: 1166)
Maternity pants purchased: 4
Baby size fruit/veggie comparison: an onion
And for your viewing pleasure, a bump photo. 17 weeks in all it's glory.
Please ignore my semi-wet hair and deer in headlights look. I will work on the “art of the bump” photos for next time.