Monday, April 27, 2015

17 weeks {babybrink#2}

I decided it's time to stop waiting for the bump to make an appearance to start documenting all the little details! Pregnancy brain has hit me with full force and I keep forgetting to write down the little things before totally forgetting about them. So for now, I'll document the bloat and I'm excited to see which week the bump decides to pop out!
Size of baby: You know, I totally had to google this! I religiously read my weekly updates on pregnancy apps with Mia, but I haven't read a darn thing with this baby. Things are so much more lax this time around! So according to google, at 17 weeks baby is the size of a turnip, or pear, or onion... so we'll go with the size of a pear since that's what sounds most appetizing right now :) ha ha!

Stretch marks and weight gain: I'm grouping those two together because I probably won't mention them again until my very last pregnancy update... it's just something I don't need to spend time worrying about or stressing over (because I would waste my time worrying about the stretch marks that are totally out of my control anyway, HA!) So, stretch marks: I delivered Mia at 40 weeks and 4 days with ZERO stretch marks on my belly (or back, chest wasn't so lucky but I believe that's very common.) About 5 days after Mia was born (Merry Christmas to me) I discovered 2 small stretch marks near my belly button. I'm not sure why, but they appeared days AFTER she was born. They were so faint and I almost forgot about them until getting pregnant again. I'm not excited to find out if those will deepen, darken, stretch even more, etc. Weight gain: My last weigh in with Mia before she was born we discovered that I had gained 40-43 pounds total... I retained a lot of water those last weeks of pregnancy. I'm hoping to avoid swelling this time around, but not counting on it. I don't know what my pre pregnancy weight was as I avoid scales like the plague, but I would have to guess that it was between 115-120. I went to the doctor at 16 weeks 4 days and weighed 127. It's never fun to see the scale go up, but I could care less about the total weight I gain this pregnancy. I eat healthy aside from the times I give in to cravings, and I workout 6 days a week so I know my body's just doin what it has to do to grow this babe. :)

Movement: I felt movement for the first time at 15 weeks, and have felt movement every day since! I wonder why it took me until 18 weeks to recognize the movement with Mia, ha ha! I questioned whether it was baby or just belly movements the first couple of days because it felt like rolling. So different than the pulsing/fluttering I first felt with Mia. But I quickly discovered that the rolling sensation I felt each time I laid down (especially at night) was in fact, baby! It brought so much more excitement to this pregnancy journey :)

Cravings: I don't really have specific cravings these days, which was pretty similar to the second trimester with Mia as well. Of course, I instantly want every sweet treat I see a picture of :) but that never turns into an actual craving that lasts more than a couple of hours. Gourmet chicken tacos from Rubio's have really hit the spot for me this whole pregnancy, so we can claim that as a craving! And chocolate milk :) Although the other night I got takeout with a friend from Red White and Brew in Mesa and I was SO excited about their complimentary bread (that stuff is bomb) and I legit almost cried when I realized they didn't give it to us. Good grief!

Miss anything: Other than not being able to give 110% to working out and running, and NOT having pressure on my bladder at all times ;) I really don't miss anything else! I'm trying hard to enjoy this time of being able to bend in half, pick Mia up with no problem, etc. The bump will be here before I know it and a lot of aches and pains will accompany it (it's all worth it, of course!) so I'm trying to soak up the freedom my body has left instead of wishing this time away!

Best moment this week: Going to my second doctor appointment for this pregnancy. Maybe it's the lack of visits I've had, but I felt like I should be 10-12 weeks along instead of over 16 weeks at my last appointment! Time is flying and I'm not complainin' ;) I loved seeing that sweet baby on the little screen and sharing that moment with Mia! Side note: Mia loves going to the "doctors" Glad her shots didn't scar her view on doctors!

This was a long one, oops, but I'm excited to start documenting this pregnancy better! We are just so excited (and a little nervous) to be adding another sweet baby to our family!

28 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

It's all so exciting! Can't wait for the next update!

P!nky said...

You look fabulous, lady! YAY bump dates! I love reading these and learning everything about pregnancy [hmm that sounds creepy haha]. Hooray for movement!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Hooray for your first pregnancy update post!! :) So excited for you!! xo

Jenn said...

Youre looking awesome! So exciting to hear that you can feel movement!!!

Rachel - Floral and Fudge said...

Congrats on Baby #2!!!
You look beautiful, and I love your dress! :) :)

BLovedBoston said...

Looking wonderful girl and that dress is so gorgeous! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

Stretch marks very commonly come AFTER you have the baby. People don't realize it but your skin can have the same reaction when it restricts back down. It doesn't matter which direction your skin is going, if it is headed there quickly it can cause stretch marks. Crazy huh? So women who drop weight really quickly after having a baby can get them! Weird! hahaha I currently have a lovely handful of stretch marks so yayyyyy for that haha What is funny about mine is there are currently only on onside of my body! hahaha

Allison Cooley said...

I love the dress! I can't believe you are almost to the halfway point:)

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Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Almost halfway!!!!! SOOOO crazy - and exciting! You look adorable! XO

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

So exciting!!! You are glowing and look gorgeous mama! LOVE your dress!

Jess Beer said...

I LOVE your outlook on weight gain! So refreshingly positive. You look gorgeous, mama!

Nina Robinson said...

Love that dress! You're definitely glowing :) Ditto here on being so lax about pregnancy the second time around. I have to look up baby's size too, and I only remember to do it maybe once a month. If it weren't for the blog, I doubt I'd look it up at all.

Sara Elizabeth said...

That dress is so gorgeous on you!! Looking great mama!!

Kasey Sutgrey said...

You look awesome! And I can understand why th second pregnancy would be more relaxed! You are a pro now!

Kasey Sutgrey said...

You look awesome! And I can understand why th second pregnancy would be more relaxed! You are a pro now!

Evelina said...

That dress is SO pretty! And glad to hear your little pear is doing well :)

Alana Livingston said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey for baby #2!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I am so behind in the blogging world right now! You are so far along that is so exciting!!!!! I love that dress on you!!

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

You look wonderful and I see such a cute bump!

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

You look beautiful, and I love your dress!! Based on what you've mentioned in the past, you do a great job of staying healthy so I wouldn't worry too much. :-) Looking forward to seeing more bump pictures and I hope that you had a great day today too. :-)

Gina G said...

I wasn't planning on reading every detail of this post but for some reason I find pregnancy posts fascinating! I already crave Rubio's 24/7 and cry if I can't satisfy a craving, so maybe I was just born ready for pregnancy ha

Gina
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Stacy G said...

You are so cute! I have to say though that coconut oil it amazing at preventing stretch marks. I know because i got some with Luke my first pregnancy and none with my other 2! It is also nice to use since it is natural. :)

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

You are so, so cute!!! Love the updates!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

You look fabulous! Can't wait to see your belly pop!

Hall Around Texas said...

Whoa pretty lady! Love that dress! And so exciting that you started feeling this baby earlier. That’s an amazing feeling that’s hard to describe! It was almost 17 weeks when I first felt Mason move! I miss being pregnant!!

Karina Marie Powell said...

AHHH This just made me so happy to read! I love hearing similarities / differences being only a few days apart - due date wise! Gets me so excited! You look so awesome and I am so dang excited for your sweet family! I was the same way - feeling movement around 15 weeks - baby totally rolling around at night! I love this!

Brittany said...

You look so very gorgeous! You wear pregnancy well! :)

Kirsty and Seth said...

I was all about the chocolate milk when I was pregnant with both Caleb and Levi. My movements with Levi and Caleb were so different, Levi initially was a rolling movement for me too. I love feeling babies moving inside you, its so exciting! You are looking amazing!

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