17 Week Bumpdate

How far along? 17 Weeks & 5 days

Size of Baby: Onion! 5.1 inches and 5.9 oz

Total weight gain/loss: up 2 pounds from last month's appointment (weight taken at Monday's checkup) We'll know on the 15th of Dec. how much total because ummm after Thanksgiving I'll be shocked I'm sure...

Symptoms: Pretty awesome so far! No aversions, sickness or anything. I did have a little trouble falling asleep last night- lots of tossing and turning because this whole sleep on your side thing is for the birds (I'm such a back sleeper ya'll)

Maternity clothes? Looking for cute (longer) maternity tops- mine are just too short! Browsed Ebay for some cute sweaters, etc.

Stretch marks? Nope thank goodness... still using the Q10 stretch mark cream from Palmers and every lotion imaginable. Not too itchy yet either! Massaging that cream on the tatas though like nobody's business!

Sleep: Just trying to get a feel for mostly side positions. I REALLY need to invest in one of the pregnancy sleep pillows like ASAP

Best moment this week: Trying to decide if I'm actually feeling baby O or not! Ah I'm not sure! Also, so happy that I'm off until Monday- cheers to a short fun and food filled week!

Miss Anything? umm... CAFFEINE this time

Movement: Really excited for this - countdown is on!

Food cravings: All my usuals like fruit, jello etc. and also rice crispy treats all of sudden! Mom and I made some randomly this week and both of us couldn't stop eating the entire batch!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope and that's what I'm thankful for this week for sure! 

Have you started to show yet: ummm yes- like whoa 

Gender prediction: Looks like girl is in the lead on the blog poll still- Seems like EVERYONE around me if having all PINK! Cannot wait to find out and let the shopping begin right in time for Christmas (Dec. 15th at 1"30pm people!)

Nursery: You can see it here (of course paint still needs to be determined, etc. but the blank canvas is ready for us!)

This week I blew it- like nothing workout wise was accomplished. However, I did overly exert myself with decorating, running up and down steps, hanging garland, cleaning and climbing up and down the 9 foot tree as well as hauling bins from the shed to the house etc. I got a little crampy and scared and had some mega back pain afterwards so I decided no more of that....

Labor Signs: As if.  :)

Belly Button in or out? In and so flat....weird haha

Wedding rings on or off? On but feel bigger- I think that happens in winter though

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but getting frustrated easily and exhausted... I'm entitled to some mood swings right!

Looking forward to: Thanksgiving of course! Doing 2 this year (one at noon and one at 5) WOW I will be enormous! Also, 16 days until the hubby is back home!

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  1. You look so cute, as always and I'm sure baby loves to hear REBA out of it's mama's voice.

    I've heard amazing things about the snoogles, from my pregnant friends, I suggest getting one of those!

    Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving, sweet friend! Sending you love from DC!

  2. So excited for Dec. 15th!!! :) Happy Thanksgiving girl!

  3. I'm 27 weeks and still sleep on my back all the time; my doctor told me that as long as it's comfortable, I should do it. While it can make you feel dizzy, if that happens you just roll over!

    Also, I had the same thing about wondering whether I was feeling the baby move or not. I felt him for the first time at 18 weeks and I definitely knew it! When you feel the baby move for the first time, you will know!

    Bring on December 15th! Can't wait to see what you're having!

  4. I've never been a back sleeper before until I got pregnant and that's felt the most comfortable. But they really tell you not to after 18 weeks. It's tough! I've been using a king size pillow and that helps. I'm trying my hardest not to spend $100 on a bumpnest! Glad you're still feeling good! I've noticed I get worn out a lot more easily now and can't get much accomplished on the weekends. It is so frustrating! Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy those maternity pants!! :)

  5. You definitely need to get a Snoogle! Then you will love sleeping on your side! I bet you could even find one on sale Black Friday!

  6. I can imagine I would be missing some caffeine too haha! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  7. That maternity top on you looks so cute!! Well, you always look cute and that little bump just gets more and more adorable! :) Baby will get a ton of yummy thanksgiving food tomorrow it sounds like!! :)
    Happy Thanksgiving, my sweet friend! So glad that I found my bloggy soul mate, you, this year! :)

  8. Such an exciting time for you! Decorating is definitely a work out!!

  9. You look absolutely beautiful! Girl, you need to get yourself one of those pregnancy pillows as a treat to yourself for Christmas - I've heard they are wonderful. Glad you're still feeling great otherwise!

  10. i hate sleeping on my side too...ugh. but apparently you dont really need to start doing that until you are further along! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  11. So cute! I totally feel the same way about my weight after Thanksgiving... lol. I've heard great things about those body pillows but I can't bring myself to spend the money on one! So let me know if you do and how you like it! :) I laughed out loud on the workout comments... haha! :)