17 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

Well, it’s been another successful week, and I hope it has been for you too!

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How far along: 17 weeks, 1 day

Maternity clothes:  I just happened to be out shopping at target yesterday, (like I am most days) and decided to walk over and browse through the maternity section.  I really just wanted to see what types of things they had.  While I was browsing I saw a cute pair of jeans, and thought, I might as well just try them on to see what they look like.  Oh my gosh!  I instantly fell in love.  My regular jeans still fit, but these were just so much more comfortable and stretchy.  Needless to say, I bought them.  I will probably start wearing them too, bc I really don’t want to continue wearing my favorite jeans and risk ruining them.  I will wear them again in the early fall.

Missing Anything:  This week I realized I was missing a couple of things.  For one….I miss being comfortable when I sleep.  I’m at the point now where I know I shouldn’t sleep on my back, and I’ve always been a back sleeper.  It may take a little longer, but I do end up falling asleep laying on my side, however I usually wake up on my back and then I start my morning with a lower back pain.  It stinks.  In addition to this, I also miss getting a full nights sleep.  I typically wake up 2 or more times throughout the night and then it takes me about an hour to fall back to sleep.  Hopefully that won’t last.

Movement:  I’m still anxiously awaiting some type of movement.  If I’m lucky maybe I’ll start to feel something this week.  Knowing my luck, it won’t be for awhile yet.  I guess that’s ok, because the last thing I want is for the baby to kick me the whole time I’m running my half marathon in a few weeks.  Everything will happen in due time.

Looking forward to:  Jeff and I are really looking forward to finding out the gender of our mini me next week.  Everyone has been telling us their guesses, so we will see who’s correct.  I will be eccstatic either way!  I just want a healthy and happy baby.  We also booked our “baby moon” this week.  Ok, really just a vacation, but that’s what people call it when you’re expecting. My older sister works on the Disney Cruise Line (Magic) so she was able to get us onboard a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise.   Therefore, in about 2 weeks we’ll be packing up our bags and traveling to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Castaway Cay.  I can hardly wait!

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Exercise:  I’ve been continuing with my same workout routine.  I walk on my treadmill, run, lift weights, and also added in the leg challenge that I posted a few days ago.  In addition to this, I want to start going back to the gym more, for myself, and not just to train others.  My husband Jeff decided that he was going to get a membership there too and we will do early morning workouts together.  If you’re an early riser and want company when working out, we will be there typically around 5:30 a.m.

Health/feelings:  I can’t lie….I was a little disappointed in myself this week.  I gave into my cravings some days and ate a few things I know I shouldn’t have.  One day I had a few Oreos, another day I had some Girl Scout cookies, and another day I had some graham crackers.  Overall it wasn’t too bad, but I typically have stronger will power.  Apparently the baby likes cookies.  I guess that’s something else you can say I miss.  Eating healthy.  Don’t get me wrong, I do and have been eating healthy; lots of lean protein, with fruits and veggies, but sometimes that just doesn’t feel like enough.  It’s gotten better though.  At least I’m not eating out anymore, 1st trimester was bad.  And I’m happy with my steady weight gain.  As of today I’ve still only gained between 7-9 lbs.  (it changes every time I weigh myself) and I’m almost to my halfway point.

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