17 Weeks Pregnant

17 Weeks Pregnant 3-2

How far along: 17 Weeks.

How big is baby: The size of the palm of my hand (not including the legs) just about 5.1 inches, 5.9 ounces to be exact.

Total weight gain: Last week I was at about a 16 lb. gain.  I’m not sure what I am at this week.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, wearing them in this photo.  I’ve had one patient and one co-worker ask if I was expecting. Both of which insisted to tell me that I’m tiny, carrying it all in my belly and that I’m a glowing momma.  Although I don’t feel much of a “glow” lately (because of this pestering acne), I’m desperately trying to look past it like so many others do.  My husband insists on telling me I’m beautiful.  Bless his heart.  He really does make me feel it too.  But we all know the way we feel about ourselves is by far the most influential.

Sleep:  So much better now that my husband is home safe.

Best moment of the week:  Bobby coming home!

Food Cravings:  Still eating pretty good.  Craving milk and I don’t even drink milk. Oh yeah, they say I’d have the appetite of a truck driver this week and man, they weren’t kidding!

Food Aversions: Nothing really, I feel like I am back to normal to be honest.

Symptoms:  Still stuffy, acne, swollen legs/ankles at times, and really itchy nipples and belly.

Mood: Thankful.

Movement: I am still feeling the same fluttering, but I am still not sure if it really is BS yet. BS’s heart is now regulated by his/her brain (no more random beats) to beat 140-150 times per minute.  That’s twice as fast as mine!

What I’m looking forward to:  The next ultrasound!

What I miss: My mom, sister and brother as usual.  A lot.

8 thoughts on “17 Weeks Pregnant

  1. Look how big youre getting!!! Seeing pictures is great, but I wish I could be there to witness baby BS growing in person..Love you both! ❤

  2. So glad your hubby is home! Yay! You look beautiful, and I can definitely identify with the acne issues. It’s horrible for me! I know I shouldn’t complain because I’m sure it is minor compared to so many others, but still….
    I’m like you feeling flutterings. So excited for our first real kick one day 🙂

    1. Thank you Lauren 🙂
      Are you using anything for the acne issues you are having? I tried Belli. I thought it was helping, but honestly it wasn’t. I just use basic simple Natural Neutrogen face wash. I try not to complain because I am very grateful and thankful to be pregnant but some days it is just so hard.

      1. I haven’t found anything that works. I’m using a combination of nuetrogena, essential oils, and origins face care. To no avail. It just is. Let me know if you find something that works and I’ll do the same!

  3. I’ve had acne issues with my pregnancy as well, it’s horrible!! I feel like I’m hitting puberty all over again because my face is broken out so bad, thank god for our sweet husbands who still remind is we are beautiful:) Have a great weekend!

    1. Yes, we are very lucky. 🙂 And yes, you are very beautiful 🙂
      What have you tried using for your acne issues? I feel like nothing will work besides giving birth. haha!!

      1. I’ve tried OTC topical cream which worked before I got pregnant, but now it doesn’t do anything. I make sure to wash my face in the morning and before bed, but other than that I don’t know what to do lol.

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