Preggy Update: 17 Weeks

Monday, February 18, 2013


And now I bring you a preggy update! 14-17 Weeks

How Far Along: 17 weeks today!

Size of Baby: Baby is the size of an onion. He/She is about 5.6 inches long and weighs 5.9 ounces. 

Maternity Clothes: No maternity clothes yet, but my clothes are definitely feeling tighter and my bump is slowing growing!  I’ve been eyeing these jeans and pretty much everything on this site.  They know how to dress a bump that’s for sure!   

Stretch Marks: None yet.  Hoping to keep it that way although I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous.  I have been applying Coconut Oil religiously morning and night so we’ll see how it goes!

Sleep: Like a baby.  No need for a snazzy body pillow yet but they sure do look cozy.

Best Moment of the Week/Past Month:  Oh there have been so many!  But last Monday hearing my little one’s healthy heart beat at 16 weeks top them all.  Although getting my first maternity in the mail was pretty cool too :)

Movement:  None that I know of!  “They” (you know, all the experts out there) say I could start feeling movement any day now but some women don’t feel movement until 22 weeks!  Oh the waiting game again.  Although I’m not really sure what I should be looking for either.  So come on baby kick mama hard!

Cravings: Tomatoes.  Weird I know.  I’ve been roasting tomatoes like crazy lately.  And I didn’t even really like tomatoes before I was pregnant.  I also love milk.  But I’ve always loved milk so not sure there’s much change in that.  Lately, I’ve just been making it chocolate.

Gender: We don’t know yet!  We find out March 6 at 8am sharp and I cannot wait!  Come back tomorrow to vote on whether you think it’s a boy or a girl!

Belly Button In or Out: Still in!

Wedding Ring on or Off: On.

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: No thank goodness!  Weeks 6-10 were ROUGH with a nauseated feeling at all times.  Feeling blessed by no nausea.

What I Miss: Red Red Wine.  We joined a wine club when we went to Napa Valley a few years ago and we just got a fresh shipment.  So I’m stocking up for August!

What I am Looking Forward to: Everything!  But definitely our March 6 appointment.  I cannot wait to see if our sweet babe is a Mini Matt or a Mini Denise.

Labor Signs: Nope thank goodness.  Too early for that!  

Nursery: Haven’t started.  We do have a crib, a changing table and a glider though thanks to my sissy for having 2 little ones before me.  Everything is sitting in our garage.  We are hoping to get that put together and repainted before the gender reveal.

Emotions:  I cry.  A lot.  I listen to someone calling in to the radio in the morning talking about how their child’s birthday today or how they little one just learned to say her first word… I lose it.  I’ve also been journaling and writing letters to our little one.  I get choked up when I do that too.  All normal… I’m told.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to vote on whether we have a bambinO or bambinA cookin in my belly!    



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10 comments :

Kelly Slater said...

That's so funny, I craved tomatoes too. I could kill a whole container of cherry tomatoes for dinner and not even think twice about it. Those Boppy pregnancy pillows are a must-have, it will be your best friend in the upcoming months, as will BioOil. I bathed in that stuff, and I don't have any stretch marks. :o) You look so adorable!

k8te said...

you look so cute! i'm interested to hear how the coconut oil works out for you, with warding off stretch marks i've recently switched to washing my face/moisturizing with it too and love it!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

Well... I've heard... Boys are surprises and girls are planned for... I guess we'll find out soon if it's a B or G! =)

Pamela said...

You are so cute!! Love your outfit!

soupsaladandsunflowers.com said...

How exciting! You look so cute and happy!! Can't wait to know if it's a sweet boy or girl!

Jessica said...

You are too cute. ASOS does have the cutest maternity clothes- I want them and I'm not even preggers. Glad your not feeling nausea anymore. Ekk- I cannot wait for you to find out the gender.

Kari said...

You look adorable!

Kelly S. said...

you. are. gorgeous. <3 Love you!

Holy Chic. said...

This is ah-mazing! I'm so happy for you and your hubbie! You look great and can't wait till you hear the exciting news!

nicole said...

you are just absolutely adorable :)

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