Monday, September 26, 2016

17 Weeks

How far along?  17w2d

Total weight gain?  Roughly 5 pounds

Maternity Clothes?  Yes maternity jeans all the way!

Stretch Marks?  No

Sleep?  Sleep has been kinda crazy lately.  My pregnancy apps warned me that I’d probably start experiencing very vivid dreams due to constantly getting up throughout the night & boy were they right.  I’ve had some terrible nightmares this week.

Best moment this week?  My first prenatal massage with my doula, which was awesome, and  not pregnancy related, we went on a little overnight stay to Lake Geneva for our 5 year anniversary and it was so fun.  Finally getting to spend an anniversary being pregnant, I never knew if I would get to or not.  Joe let me shop away so I got some stuff for myself and of course some stuff for baby girl.

Miss anything?  I mentioned to Joe yesterday that mimosas were sounding and looking really good as we passed people enjoying their brunch outside yesterday in Geneva.

Movement?  Nothing yet but I think it’s getting close!

Food cravings?  Did I already say mimosas?  Lots of sweets too still.

Anything make you queasy or sick?  Not a darn thing!

Have you started to show yet?  Yes, there is an official baby belly that is not food induced. 

Gender?  Girl

Labor Signs?  No

Belly button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time?  Finally feeling less moody and happier in general.  That first trimester I was a royal bitch.

Looking forward to?  I’m really hoping for some movement soon.  It’s so hard not to worry when you go from seeing baby regularly via ultrasound the first several weeks of pregnancy to not getting to see her at all until 22 weeks.  I’m happy I got the Doppler even though a lot of people tried to talk me out of it.  It truly does give me some peace of mind & I know that if I have a problem finding the heart beat or I’m not able to, that I’m not an expert and I just need to try again later.  My next appointment is October 3rd, they’ll just be doing a heartbeat check at that appointment as well.  T-minus 5 more weeks til we get to have our 22 week anatomy scan.


  1. You look so incredibly cute!!! I am thinking I didn't feel anything til 20 weeks or more but you will definitely love it!! So glad you had a great anniversary trip :)

  2. Does it feel like your pregnancy is flying by?! 17 weeks already?! You look fantastic-better than ever. I dont blame you for the doppler thing (not that anyone else's opinion matters); it's very scary waiting until that next appointment to ensure everything is okay in the beginning.

  3. Dopplers can be super handy. I know I was anxious to use it for this pregnancy and had a couple of anxiety attacks because I couldn't get a good reading. After googling and watching you tube videos I realized I was able to hear placenta so baby was a ok. He still hides behind it at times since I realize the doctors do a quick listen then he moves. Or all we can hear is kicking. Once baby girl starts moving like crazy you will get a greater peace of mind. Such a great feeling even if u think they are jumping on ur bladder.

  4. I can't wait for those first kicks (and punches). Amazing that you are 17 weeks!

  5. I haven't had too many vivid dreams lately but more so in the first trimester and early second trimester I kept having crazy vivid dreams that I kept forgetting I had a baby and kept forgetting her everywhere! The kicks might take a while but once you feel them, you'll know. And when you do actually feel them, don't be alarmed if they're inconsistent or don't happen everyday. When you're busy, it is very easy to not realize she is kicking you and before 28 weeks, kicking isn't consistent and doesn't always happen that often. Sometimes I only feel her kick once a day and none of the tricks have worked. I think we have a stubborn girl on our hands, no surprise really lol.

  6. oh man, i have crazy dreams now so maybe i will have no dreams while pregnant lol, or at least no crazier. i hope you get some movement soon, and the next appointment goes well!

  7. I bet you will start feeling movement about day now! And it's seriously the best thing ever!


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