It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 17 weeks:
My bump doesn’t look much different in the photo than it did last week, but it feels like a pretty big difference to me. I spoke last week about feeling like my bump hadn’t really grown, but it popped out the day I took my photo and it’s been pretty much the same since. I’m loving it!
Here’s the current status:
❊ How Far Along – 17 weeks
❊ Baby Size Comparison – Turnip (5.5″ and 5 ounces)
❊ Symptoms – Still thirsty. I asked my doctor about it and she said it’s not a concern and perfectly normal. Baby’s thirsty!
❊ Physical Changes – Bump is really taking a bump-like shape now! I love it 🙂
❊ Weight Gain – 1 pound (8 total)
❊ Mood – Happy and relatively calm. That ultrasound last week was the best decision ever!
❊ Sleep – Same as before: 8+ hours a night with 1-2 interruptions to pee. Absolutely loving my new Snoogle!
❊ Food Cravings – Fruit, fruit, and more fruit, particularly apples. Yum!
❊ Food Aversions – Fish and I are still not getting along. Not one bit!
❊ Missing – I honestly can’t think of anything this week. I’m in happy pregnancy land right now and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
❊ Looking Forward To – Feeling the baby move. My doctor confirmed that it looks like I have an anterior placenta from my ultrasound pictures last week, which some of you pointed out. This means the placenta is attached to the front wall of my uterus instead of behind the baby, which is apparently very common and not a cause for concern at this point. It also means it might take longer for me to feel baby’s movements since there’s that barrier in between. She said she wouldn’t expect me to feel anything until somewhere between 21 and 24 weeks. That’s a long time from now and it’s hard to be patient, but I feel better knowing the reasons behind the wait.
❊ This Week’s Happenings – I bought a Snoogle and am absolutely obsessed with it. This curved body pillow can be used in several ways depending on your particular needs. I’m enjoying using it for back support right now as I sleep on my side. It keeps me snugly and comfortable locked in place so I don’t roll onto my back, which I started doing out of the blue about a month ago after a lifetime of being solely a side sleeper. I’m in love! ❤︎
I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:
Please let me know if there are any other stats you’d like me to add to the list. I’m happy to share!
Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice. I appreciate your support so much!
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *