Thursday, April 18, 2013

17 Week 'Bump'date!

It feels strange to move on from the recent tragedy in Boston this week, but it is what we must do to honor our fellow Bostonians and this beautiful city. Today is a healing day in Boston and I have a baby to grow. It is sometimes scary to think of the kind of world that my baby will grow up in but I can honestly say that I hope my baby grows up in the kind of world that was so evident the past few days here. A world where, as Peter Reynolds said, there is more good than bad, more light than darkness. Boston and the rest of the world, showed that this week, we can make more light, and that makes me more confident of the beautiful world that my baby will grow up in.

This week: We celebrated my sweet Rocky's birthday, which was lovely and hilarious. I've been on school vacation but it's been pretty somber after the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

How far along? 17 weeks!

Baby's size: Baby P is the size of an onion!

Total weight gain: When I snuck on the scale from home yesterday (trying not to do that too often) I was still at my pre-pregnancy weight. Clearly I have enough meat on my bones to sustain my little one. I have an appointment next week, so we'll see what happens, especially considering all the Bagel Bites I've been eating. :)

Maternity clothes? Still rocking regular yoga pants & rotating a couple of maternity and regular tank tops, as much as possible and unbuttoning my top button when I can't wear yoga pants. Thankfully, it finally feels like Spring in Boston, so I've been able to pull out some of my dresses. I also picked up some cute maternity dresses at a consignment sale this weekend, for when I'm further along. I couldn't resist the deals!

Stretch marks: Nope! I'm using Bio-Oil every night even though I keep reading that stretch marks are genetic. 

Sleep: Pretty good. I'm getting used to my Snoogle or the "white swan" as Jeff calls it, even though I still wake up on my back or stomach.

Best moment this week: Celebrating my sweet Rocky's first birthday.

What I miss: It was sushi until I had AH-mazing sweet potato rolls on Monday :)

Movement: Patiently waiting.

Food cravings: Still pizza. I had Jeff buy Bagel Bites on Sunday and already finished all three packs.

Food aversions: Most meat. Jeff made chili that had pretty big chunks of chicken and turkey and I just couldn't do it. And I LOVE chili!

Gender: Don't know.

Symptoms: The headaches are getting pretty bad and my face is breaking out like crazy :( Oh, and I've sprung a leak. Fabulous! Just keepin' it real.

Mood: Just so in awe of this little life growing inside of me! 

Looking forward to: Dinner with friends tomorrow night & more Spring weather!

I found some cute stuff at my first ever consignment sale last weekend. Three (3!) dresses from Motherhood Maternity for $26 total. Motherhood has some expensive stuff, so this is definitely more my style. I was hoping for some baby stuff, too, but the gender neutral stuff sucks. Too bad.



  1. Looking good!!! Love those dresses!

  2. you look adorable:) The second trimester was the best for me!

  3. great outfit finds! maternity clothes and motherhood are spendy indeed!
    love your bruins shirt and your bump pics!
    happy 17 weeks mama!

  4. Glad to have stumbled upon your cute blog! Congrats!

    Very cool that you are from Boston....we are in Iowa but major Red Sox fans here :))