baby check-in: 17 weeks

January 14, 2013, In: baby

I am very excited to share my first baby-centric post with you today. I don’t know about you, but I love seeing baby bump and progress posts. If you’re not like me, well then I hope you allow me to indulge once a week.

Living away from your family makes you want to share this stuff even more. I want them to be part of the journey, even if we cannot “see” each other on a regular basis. So, Moms…I hope you enjoy these. :)

We took our first baby bump picture a few days ago and I was not a huge fan. I looked at it in the camera and said, “it looks like a mug shot!” That’s when we decided that would be our theme for these weekly photos. So without further ado, here is our first baby bump mug shot…

17 week baby bump

I first saw the stats below on my blog buddy, Scooter Marie‘s page. I thought it was a great way to update everyone on our progress. Let me know if there is a stat I’m missing that you would like to see and I’ll try to add it.

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain? 15 pounds (I know! I was not sick at all in my first trimester and in fact wanted to eat all the time)
Maternity clothes? Just starting to not be able to button my jeans. I bought a be band to hold up my pants and have used the rubber band through the button hole trick.
Sleep? Ok so far.
Miss anything? Snowboarding and a nice glass of wine every now and again.
Movement? Barely there flutters. Feels like a goldfish swimming through jelly.
Cravings? These have mellowed out for the time being. In the first trimester all I wanted was protein, salty, and spicy.
Aversions? Nope, thankfully.
Gender: Unknown. We’ll find out at our 20-week ultrasound and come up with a fun way to share it with all of you.
Labor signs? Good heavens, no.
Wedding ring on or off? On.
Looking forward to: Feeling more movement and seeing him or her on the ultrasound in a few weeks.

    • Jocelyn | ScooterMarie
    • January 14, 2013

    You look great! I love the mug shot idea with the board of baby’s stats. Can’t wait to follow your baby journey!

    P.S. My sister who lives in Evergreen is pregnant too, due May 24, and they just found out they’re having a boy today! Must be in the water out there. 😉

    • Kara
    • January 14, 2013

    You look great! I’m looking forward to these weekly posts! It goes by fast, I have 5 weeks left to go and I can’t believe it!

    • Reply

      Thanks, Kara. Wow! Only a few weeks left for you. Can't wait to see pics!

    • Megan
    • January 14, 2013

    Love these updates and the band you wear around jeans. It’s awesome!

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