Week 17 Bumpdate

How Far Along? 17 weeks, 3 days

Musings on the Weekly Photo: 

The bump comes and goes throughout the day, but it's definitely coming along. And I swear, my next picture won't be in the prison-like bathroom at my office...

Sex: Can't wait to confirm next Thursday! 

Weight Gain: Up 9 pounds total.

Maternity Clothes: I've purchased a couple more things, but am returning a lot of what I already have. The Old Navy jeans are going back - they literally fall off of me, like I could fit my toddler niece inside of my pants with me, they're so big. Most of my regular tops are still working fine, especially anything flowy, but any bottoms with buttons are being nixed one by one. Yesterday was my first "These pants fit last week and now the button and button hole are 4 inches apart!" moment, which sent me into a panic. Loving dresses and maxi skirts, but still can't wait to change immediately into pajamas at the end of the day. 

Fruit/Toy/Pastry of the Week: Pomegranate/video game controller

Nursery: September kicks off putting all of my plans into action for this sweet room!
Movement: I keep trying to convince myself that every little twinge I feel is baby, but I'm not totally convinced yet.

Symptoms: Super tired. I wore myself out over the weekend and am definitely feeling it - it's like I ran a marathon and my whole body is just... tired and achey. Swollen feet on Sunday night - THAT was attractive. We had tickets to Pearl Jam and after walking all over hell and back throughout the evening, I went to slide my feet back into my Jacks at one point, and they would barely go on - pregnancy is sexy stuff, I tell you! Stuffy nose at night. Dry skin (my coconut body butter from Trader Joe's is everything right now). Moody. On the brightside, the bump is feeling more prevalent! The left side of my stomach is more firm in the mornings then comes and goes throughout the day, and the bump is definitely there by the time I get home from work.

Brian: Being awesome. I wasn't feeling great while we were at the wedding over the weekend, and he did everything he could to make me feel better. Last night he knew how tired I was and didn't hesitate to go to the grocery store after work, help with the laundry, and help cook supper. They seem like silly little things, but he works full-time too and I know he's tired at the end of the day too, so it means a lot to have him step-up without hesitation. He's also dealing well with his hormonal pregnant wife, like yesterday morning when I whipped my pants across the bedroom in a rage and he calmly stepped over them, then greeted me with a kiss good morning when I went downstairs smiling approximately 2 minutes later (these mood swings are NO JOKE). I'm anxious by nature and he's sooo not, so just having him there to calm me down is saving my sanity. It's also been pretty fun to bounce around the baby's potential name, and guess which Olympic sport Baby King would be best at (poor thing will not be an Olympian if it's athletic genes come from Mama's side...).

Sleep: So so. When I sleep, I sleep hard. Still getting up during the night for a bathroom trip at least once, but I fall back to sleep pretty easily.

Workouts: Really just didn't happen this week. I've felt so off and tired, and we were busy. I can tell when I miss my workouts though - I feel a lot more worn down and less energetic, so I definitely need to work them back in ASAP.

Cravings: Root beer. Eggplant pizza. Fajita burritos with queso. Starbucks Turkey Bacon breakfast sandwiches. Still on a soup kick (give me anything creamy tomato!). Nachos and tacos. V8. Soft pretzels with mustard. Can't get enough ice water. Annie's fruit snacks. Baked macaroni and cheese (my parents are coming up this weekend and I'm hoping I can convince my dad to make it for his grandchild). Still on a Claussen pickle kick - the colder and crunchier, the better! Grilled cheese - still haven't had one. I seriously wish I could say I'm craving good, healthy stuff but I'm just not. I do try and get in smoothies when they sound good, and always make a vegetable with dinner, but they are just NOT appetizing.

Aversions: Thank God for prenatals because vegetables still don't really appeal to me, aside from lettuce and tomatoes but NOT in a salad (gag). Sweets - we had a lava cake dessert at the rehearsal dinner on Friday and I could barely stomach two bites of it. 

New Symptoms: The feet swelling was new and interesting, as well as my lower stomach firming up. Getting tired more easily/quickly.

Annoyances: Depends on the time of day, ha - my clothes fitting weird, crumbs on the floor, an unmade bed, the heat/humidity... you name it, it probably irks me.

What I Miss: Social drinking. Call me nuts, but after dealing with a rehearsal dinner, wedding and concert this weekend totally sober amidst lots of NON-sober people, all I wanted was a cold glass of white wine or a beer. 

Best Moment This Week: Hearing baby's strong heartbeat on Tuesday morning at my monthly appointment was about the best thing I could hope for. And being with lots of family and friends at the wedding this past weekend - everyone is so excited to meet this little one!

Looking Forward To: My parents coming to town! They fly in on Friday and are here for 12 days, and I can't wait. It's the first time I'll have seen them since I found out I was pregnant, so to say they're excited is an understatement. Also can't wait for The Big Appointment next Thursday!!


  1. You look awesome! The tiredness is so tough. It can seriously be the hardest part. It does get better though about midway through the 20s.

  2. Such an exciting time! I didn't feel my baby move until about 21 weeks or so, so don't worry :) You look great!

  3. Oh my gosh, I could NOT stand being around drunk people when I was pregnant - especially when my husband was drunk, haha! And the tiredness is rough. I really felt like after the halfway mark that started to go away. At least until the very end :) Can't wait to find out the gender - I'm guessing girl!