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Friday, August 9, 2013

17 Weeks

How Far Along: Last Saturday marked 17 weeks

Size of Baby: Sweet Potato, 5 oz.

Weight Gain: 8 pounds - Things are supposed to speed up the next few weeks.  Yikes!

Stretch Marks: I'm going to say NO instead of "not yet" in hopes that I don't get any! :o)

Maternity Clothes:  Loving maternity, but still able to wear some of my regular clothes.  Finally organized my closet this week with what I can still wear in the front and I was pleasantly surprised at the versatility my wardrobe still has.  A lot of my maternity is still a little big on me.

Gender:  We find out August 20th!!  Countdown is on!

Movement:  Yes!  Baby even woke me up one morning.  Felt a lot while I was swimming, too.  

Sleep: Trying so hard to stay on my left side, but I hate it.  I am a belly sleeper and since I can't do that, I'm wanting to sleep on my right side.  I'm trying really hard to not do that since I know I'm not supposed to.  

Missing:  Sushi.  Bad.  Sleep, but I think sushi more actually.  Is that sad?

Loving:  Yoga.  It's keeping me stretched, loose, and comfortable.  When my back or hips start bothering me I just do the moves I've learned and its almost immediate relief.

Craving:  Vinegar!  I have been dunking my fries in it and I even bought a bag of Salt & Vinegar chips.

Feeling: In love with life - is that a real feeling?  

Looking Forward: Having a yard sale this weekend to make room in the nursery.  We have SO much we are wanting to get rid of including electronics, furniture, and tons of clothing.  I'm really hoping for good weather and a good crowd.  I know we have time for another one, but I would love to get this stuff out of the way so nursery can be under construction ASAP.

Best Moment(s): Hanging out with girlfriends at the pool for my good friend's bachelorette party and being with family for a birthday party.  Words can't describe how good this glow feels on the inside! Also, reading my sweet friend's letter to her unborn baby - this whole miracle is so beautiful to me.

High Fives for Friday:
  1. Letting go of some of my fears and worries about motherhood and how to be a supermom earlier this week.  Your comments and love were so much appreciated and it was refreshing to hear that no one expects anyone to do everything perfectly.
  2. Dinner with Angela and Mia - loved catching up with these 2.  Plus, Nantucket Grill gives a free "half" (literally double a normal serving) piece of cake on Tuesdays if you spend more than $10!  Score.

  3. Finally finding the perfect piece of furniture for the nursery after scouring Craigs List for days!  Even though we don't know what the gender of the baby is yet, we have a clear idea of what we want the nursery to look like so I'm trying to get as much done as possible.
  4. These 2 pups follow me everywhere and as annoying as it can be at times, I really love it.  I've read that dogs can tell you are having puppies they just don't know how many you're having; now I have high security at all times.

  5. Cleaning and organizing and getting things ready for our yard sale tomorrow.  I'm hoping lots of people come buy stuff.  I'm ready to get it out of the house!  It is currently sitting in a pile in the nursery!

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  1. Nantucket Grill unbirthday cake is quite possibly one of my favorite things, especially on "free" cake night!

  2. You have the cutest little bump. That is hilarious you are craving VINEGAR! Our of all things, ha!

  3. What an adorable bump! We have our anatomy ultrasound on the 20th too! I of course couldn't wait to find out the gender and went to an outside place. Now I'm paranoid that on the 20th she will become a he! Happy Friday!

  4. Your bump is so cute! I love a good yard sale! Good luck selling this weekend!! :)

  5. Blah I wish I had only gained 8! Lol I'm at 15!! And I still eat sushi, just nothing raw :) and I was craving salt and vinegar chips too.. So I'm guessing girl!!!

  6. that's a funny craving! i ate sushi twice when pregnant - just got the cooked stuff! but we got sushi a week or so after she was here and i was so happy to eat the ones i wanted!

  7. Awww so excited for you!! I cannot wait to hear boy or girl!! Have you gotten a Snoogle or body pillow of sorts? That really helped me A LOT as far as sleeping...I literally had no problems until the very end. Just a thought. :) I love your bump! Yayyyy! :)

  8. how cute is your baby bump :) such an exciting time!

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