Wednesday, January 5, 2011

17 Week Update!

(Sorry for 2 posts today, wanted to get this up before it was next week already)  My week starts on a Saturday so hopefully I can do all of these on time (or by Monday (that will be my goal)). Just pretend that I posted this a few days ago!

How far along? 17 weeks. In 3 weeks we will be half way to meeting our baby. Yikes, time is flying by.  Though I feel like I look rather big!

We started a 'tracing' routine with our weekly pictures.  I now trace the size of my belly each week on the same sheet of paper, to see how large it's gotten.  I probably won't share every week, but I will in a few weeks when you can see a few lines drawn. 

How big is baby?  5 ounces/5 inches plus legs!  The size of a turnip.

Weight gain? +5 pounds total! (going to go by my own scale)

Symptoms? Sore back, frequent bathroom trips!

Sleep? So far so good.  I do get up to use the bathroom at least once a night though.  I'm debating whether to try one of the sleeping pillows, has anyone else?

Food cravings? Mostly dry, salty things, like potato chips.  Oh and I am in love with SoBe Lifewater 0 Calorie Yumberry Pomegranate.

Movement? Not yet, but looking forward to it!

Clothes?  Well I started wearing maternity pants.  They are much, much more comfy then regular jeans.  Many of my gifts under the Christmas tree were several maternity tops so I will be wearing those frequently as well.   They tend to be a bit more comfy.

What I am looking forward to? 1 week until we find out the gender and then to do some shopping/nursery designing!

Milestones? The baby's bones are hardening and it now has finger prints. He/She can move her joints now

Other?  Nesting has set in.  I am in a mood to clean, clean, clean and organize, organize, organize so the next few weeks should be rather interesting!
Now that we're back to work after the New Year/Holiday sometimes people look at me like, hmm, did she eat too many cookies over the holidays?  I work with so many people, I just don't go around announcing it.  It's kind of funny but I'll be happy when it's a bit more obvious!

I decided to just post the same post on a 'baby blog' for family and friends to see it there instead of removing old stuff here.


  1. Cute! I think from your cravings that you are having a boy. If you think the pregnancy pillow might help your back pain I would say get one. Try a pillow between the legs first though it does wonders. My friend let me borrow her pregnancy pillow and I haven't really used it yet and I'm 24 weeks.

  2. You look great! And you already have such a nice round thing going on. I don't think it's big for 17 weeks, looks pretty average! My belly has a random flat part around my belly button which 100% takes away from the cuteness. So you are a lucky girl!

  3. You are looking AWESOME girl! I'm so excited for you!


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