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17 Weeks


I originally thought I wouldn’t take bump photos but then all of a sudden I started having a bump, like there is a baby in there or something, and I thought it would be fun to document how this tummy of mine changes over the next 23 weeks. So, bump photos it is! I’m going to try to post these every Monday and I think that when this baby comes it will be neat to look back over the photos. I also thought I’d answer a few questions that I came up with off the top of my head about how things are going. If you have a specific question, leave it in the comments and I’ll incorporate it next week.

Weight gain: 6 pounds, but I lost 2 pounds during the first trimester, so my weight gain from my pre-pregnancy weight is 4 pounds.

What I’m eating: Candy! And prenatal vitamins and yogurt and granola and chicken and lasagna and ice cream and tacos and vegetables and cake and salad and soup and bread and more candy.

What I’m wearing: I pretty much live in leggings on the weekends and I’m lucky that so far I’ve got a selection of clothes that are still working for work. This outfit features spanx tights, a LOFT dress and a cardigan from the Limited. So far, I have bought one pair of maternity jeans and a belly band so that I can extend the wear on my work trousers. I’ve also bought some maternity underwear which I feel deserve their own post.

How I’m feeling: Great! I’ve reached the point where I feel like people pretty much guess I’m pregnant when then look at me, but they’re not sure if they should ask or risk an offense of the largest proportion. That is to say that my bump is growing, but it’s still manageable. I’m sticking with my Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project workouts and it makes me feel really good when I’ve finished one. I’m sleeping well, and my skin has calmed down after some serious pimples and random bouts of dryness.

How is the baby: Fantastic. S/he is about the size of a turnip. I had my regular check-up this past Friday and even though it was a quick one, I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat and the doctor said everything sounds perfect. At my next appointment, we’ll get to do an ultrasound and find out the baby’s gender. Right now, we’re still planning to wait.