oh, baby! 17 weeks!

May 1, 2012 in Oh baby!

So I realize that I dropped the p-bomb and never really talked about it.

Well I’ve got a secret — it wasn’t just a surprise for you. Yep, def was a huge surprise for us, too {thanks, Vegas… LOL}.

How far along? 17 weeks. Officially out of my fourth month! 🙂 Seems so weird

How big is baby? The size of an onion.

Total weight gain: 3.5 lbs-ish. I haven’t been able to eat very much at a time. I’ve been eating pretty much whatever I can, but carbs seem to be my sweet spot right now. If I eat a tiny bit every few hours, I’m OK.

Maternity Clothes? Yes. I have had to buy bigger bras already. Like a full cup size. Eek! And that was all from the first 8 weeks! But they’ve slowed down a bit. The other place where I’ve seen some growth would be my belly… or as I call it, the pouch. Cause if you saw me on the street you’d probably just think I was getting a spare tire! So I’m a big fan of Gap Maternity jeans. No huge panel; comfy; and you would SO Never guess that they’re maternity jeans!

Stretch Marks: Nope.

Sleep: the first trimester kicked my butt — exhausted beyond belief. I seriously never imagined exhaustion like that was possible. But over the last 2 weeks, things have gotten a lot better. Thanks, in large part to a huge body pillow I bough from Amazon.

Movement: I haven’t felt any butterflies or anything yet. Hopefully soon!

Food Cravings: Rootbeer. And carbs. Especially carbs covered in cheese (like grilled cheese – yummm!). And beef. Lots of hamburgers. It’s really strange, I know.

Food Aversions: Chicken. It is seriously disgusting.

What I miss: My smaller bras. Truth! Seriously, I don’t know if I can handle these bad boys growing anymore. And I’ve still got 5 months to go! Eek!

What I am looking forward to: I’ve found myself looking forward to every Monday — it’s another week down in the pregnancy books! and every doctors appointment. I’ve been counting down the weeks/days!

Milestones: We made it past the first trimester! And have had an ultrasound, heard a strong heartbeat multiple times, etc.

I know this picture is from last week, but I haven’t taken one yet this week. And don’t mind my big booty. Seriously. I didn’t notice until we came back from Maine; and then I noticed in every picture, my butt looks HUGE.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda May 1, 2012 at 6:48 am

One of the reasons that I’m worried about having a baby someday is my big boobs getting even bigger! Sorry if that is TMI but I think its a legit worry!!!!

You look amazing though and I can tell from this picture you have that glow!


Emily Southerland
Twitter: Mrs_southerland
May 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm

You look great! So excited for y’all!


Emily Southerland
Twitter: Mrs_southerland
May 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Oh yea and chicken is so disgusting to me too! Ground beef is my BFF. I wonder if that means were having the same sex child!


fizzgig May 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm

rootbeer is my every day non-pregnant craving. Especially from the rootbeer stand in the form of a yummy gallon of goodnessl bonus if you get a float. ugh.


Jenny @ Practically Perfect...
Twitter: americanrninnz
May 2, 2012 at 5:06 am

You look great! And I know what you mean about the bra sizes – I went way up 3 whole sizes and felt like it was out of control :-/ I told my husband repeatedly that I was getting a breast reduction ASAP once Joe was born, ha! I’m actually smaller now than I was pre-pregnancy (10.5 months postpartum), so it does get better 🙂


Dawn May 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

So…what happens in Vegas apparently DOESN’T stay in Vegas! LOL!


Rachel May 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

It definitely does not! LOL! Lesson learned! 😉


Margarita May 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Boobs! Aaah! But seriously, my boobs grew up until 4 or 5 months and although they’ve gotten a bit bigger since then but I haven’t had to up my size since that time. My butt also got bigger. But I have only one week left until baby gets here so I can’t complain too much… except at my post-partum body! Eeek!


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