Thursday, May 12, 2016

Baby Bump: 17 Weeks


There's so much going on in pregnancy world lately! I celebrated my first "Mother's Day" on Sunday-- to which Andrew made me feel extra special (& Murphy & Baby C too!). I went to my monthly checkup on Monday. Everything is going good with baby! I love hearing baby's heartbeat.. It makes me feel all giddy inside. We actually got some exciting news too. We will find out Baby C's gender next Friday, May 20! It's currently all I can think about. I really don't care whether it's a boy or a girl, I just want to find out!

In other news, Andrew & I will be going on a mini-vacay this weekend to celebrate Andrew's birthday & our 2nd anniversary! Last year, we took a big trip to Chicago, so it feels a little "unusual" to not be gone as long & to not be going very far. We're wanting to conserve Andrew's vacation days for when Baby C arrives in October. Andrew & I are excited though, to get away for a few days.

We started renovating Baby C's nursery (& the guest bathroom) this past weekend. It has consisted of scraping popcorn off the ceilings, getting rid of wallpaper & retexturing. We're currently in the process of painting. We ALSO got Baby C's crib on Sunday, thanks to my Mom. Target is having an awesome baby sale this week, so I feel like we got a great deal.

Like I said, there's a lot that's been happening!

So here's a little breakdown of what's going on at 17 weeks:

Baby C is about the size of a pomegranate or turnip, making him or her about 5 inches long & 5 ounces in weight. Baby C's heart rate the other day was a good, solid 138. And at the end of next week, we'll know if Baby C is a boy or a girl!

How I feel:
I'm still feeling pretty great. Randomly I'll have a backache every now & then, & of course, I'm tired a lot. But other than that, I feel really good which makes me grateful!

Yummm. I'm hungry. Like all the time. I finally gained some weight since the last time I was at the doctor. I was a little worried that I wasn't gaining weight like I should, but no worries now! Let's just hope I'm not headed to gaining 60+ pounds or anything. I'm still not sure if I'm craving anything other than potentially Mexican food, but most of the time, anything food related sounds good!

I can actually see a baby bump on a regular basis now! That thing is as solid as a rock. I peeked down at my feet the other day & noticed my bump, so clearly I had to document it. Still no maternity clothes yet, I'm just basically living in Nike shorts & dresses which I feel the most comfortable in. Plus it's getting warmer outside & I feel like I'm hot the majority of the time right now so being in breezy things makes me feel better.


That's it for 17 weeks! Can't wait for next week! :)


  1. You look GORGEOUS!! And where the heck did you get that floral dress in the first picture? It is SO CUTE! I am going to guess baby C is a boy :) Do you have any guesses? I "felt like" our baby was a girl but I was still not sure. I just decided I felt more girl haha

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