Happy Friday babes! I’m currently running on 4.5 hours of (crappy) sleep so I’m looking forward to hopefully napping on the plane or later when I get to the ATL. I’m so excited to be heading down south for 48 hours and getting a little sunshine on my face. I’m going to miss my babies but they’ll get to enjoy some quality daddy time. And they could all use it!
Here’s what’s been going on this 17th week of pregnancy:
How far along: 17 weeks + 4 days
Size of baby: Pomegrante
Baby’s size and weight: 5.12 inches and 5.9 ounces
My total weight gain: 16 pounds still
Rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone.
Baby is putting some meat on her bones.
Umbilical cord is getting stronger and thicker.
Stretch marks: I have a few on my side from one of my last pregnancies but luckily nothing significant.
Maternity clothes: The bump POPPED this week. Literally out of nowhere. Thank goodness I received a few pieces from Matron Saint yesterday and I LOVE them. I’m currently traveling in the pants they sent and I will be rocking one of the dresses this weekend. So flattering which I need right now because I already feel like a cow.
Gender: Girl. I think we’ve narrowed down name choices and are just going to see what grows on us.
Movement: I have definitely been feeling her more and Z even got to feel a little kick this week! I have to really be paying attention and laying down to notice it because she’s still itty bitty.
Sleep: I suck at sleeping so still taking a half a Unisom nightly.
What I miss: not having the energy to work out. I thought I would get it back second trimester but I’m still dragging/not feeling well.
Food cravings: I was craving gravy last week haha so naturally I ate it with fries.
Symptoms: Some cramps, aches, back pain, chest pain. I think I had a minor panic/anxiety attack the other night and I think it’s because of caffeine. Even though I’ve been getting half decaf, my body just isn’t having it. So I’ll be cutting out caffeine until further notice.
The siblings are: ready to feel the baby but I don’t think they’ll feel her for a few more weeks.
High of the week: There have been a few! I’m heading to the ATL today for a weekend full of fun with Ady. I also went to the Cavs game last night with my cousin, aunt, and uncle and it was fun to get out and spend some time with them! And then having Z feel the baby kick. He’s missed a lot of my pregnancies and I honestly don’t think he’s ever felt the first kick. It was also
Low of the week: Traveling. Hello anxiety.
Make sure you’re following along on Instagram so you can check out all of the behind the scenes fun! We’ll be checking out some restaurants, salons, and a blogger photography workshop! Have a great weekend and see you Monday! XO