Week 17 Bumpdate

Happy bumpdate, y’all. 17 weeks pregnant…blows my mind! How are we getting so close to being half way through this pregnancy?

Week 17

How Far Along: 17 weeks, 4 days
Size of Baby: An onion and 5.1 inches long!
Gender: It’s a sweet girl! Read all about our gender reveal party here!


Movement: There have been a few times where I’ve wondered if what I’m feeling is baby movement but I’m pretty sure it’s just gas.
Sleep: No problems sleeping, yet. It does help that I’ve been pretty tired every night.
Workouts: Negative. 
Maternity Clothes: I’m good with most my shirts but all my pants are pretty uncomfortable at this point, even with rubber bands. I haven’t had any luck finding maternity pants I can wear to work, though.
Weight Gain: Now that I’ve stopped throwing up every day, I’ve started putting on a few pounds. As of today, I’m up 3lbs.
Symptoms: It’s been over a week since I’ve gotten sick! That’s a big deal, y’all. Other than some pain in my lower back, I’ve felt really good the past few weeks. I have started to notice my skin is even dryer than normal, especially on my face.
Cravings/Aversions: I’m still eating a ton of fruit, and veggies with ranch dip is pretty satisfying, but no other cravings or aversions.
Missing Most: Feeling comfortable in my clothes. Maybe this will get better when I find some work pants. If only I could wear my sweatpants to work.
Nursery: All my attention was on the gender reveal party this past week. Now that we know we are having a girl, I’m ready to start coming up with ideas for the nursery!
Labor Signs: No! Thank you, Jesus.
Belly Button In or Out? In but starting to flatten out. I bought some Palmer’s Tummy Butter and my mom picked me up some Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil which I’ve been using all over since my skin is so dry.
Wedding Rings On or Off? On
Hubby: For as long as I can remember, Cory has always wanted a little girl.


I’m pretty sure his expression says it all! But the sweetest thing came as we were cleaning up from the party and my mom overheard Cory talking to himself saying “I’m going to be a daddy of a little girl!” Then he added in the sweetest voice “I am having a baby girl!”. Cue all the tears! He is going to be the best daddy to Hot Pie.
Best Part of the Week: I’m pretty sure this one speaks for itself. I’m so glad we waited almost two whole weeks and found out the gender with all our friends and family. It was so much more than I expected it to be. But with all the excitement of the party, I somehow forgot to mention that we booked our babymoon!
Can’t Wait For: Our full anatomy scan is in a few weeks and then, at the end of March, we will be heading for a long weekend at Margaritaville Beach Hotel and I. can’t. wait.

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6 thoughts on “Week 17 Bumpdate

  1. okay i know i’m not pregnant but seriously, maternity pants you can wear to work seem to just straight up not exist. everything is leggings or jeans. um, what about people who work in an office?! i only know this because my friends have donated many maternity clothes to me as i’m ‘next in line’ as they put it, and none of the pants are work pants. so i had a quick look online, and they are all leggings or jeans, or if they do look like normal work pants, they are insanely expensive or they don’t exist in tall or long sizes (because apparently tall people don’t get pregnant). okay, rant over. anyway! you look adorable :) veggies with ranch dip sounds amazing.

  2. Yay! I am so glad you are finally feeling better!!!
    I loved reading about your gender reveal party. That is so sweet Cory is so excited. Imagine how much your little girl is going to love to hear those stories you will have to tell her about how excited Daddy was to hear the news!
    Finding maternity pants is a pain. I found 2 sets of jeans when I was pregnant at Sears. One set fit, the other did not. I had one pair to wear all through pregnancy. By the time I reached the end though, i was mostly wearing leggings though. Old Navy was amazing though. They had the most reasonable prices and comfiest, girliest outfits in my opinion (and I never shop there). Motherhood was hit and miss for me. That said- the bathing suit I bought from there was heavily used and looked just like my regular swimsuit, lol. Good luck on your search!

  3. I realized when I liked your Insta post that I haven’t been to the blog to get all the baby details yet!

    You look awesome, and I laughed out loud when you thought the movement was probably just gas.

    So cute about Cory, y’all are gonna be great parents and I’m so glad you’ve gone a whole week without getting sick! Have a great rest of your week girly!

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