17 weeks | 18 weeks

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


How far along: 17 weeks

Baby Size: the baby is the size of an onion (5 inches)

Weight gain: up .5 pound from last week, down 1.5 pounds overall

Maternity clothes: about 75% of the time

Stretch marks: not yet

Sleep: ehhhh...it's become harder this week. Waking up around 2am to tinkle and then I am awake for at least an hour before I can fall asleep again!

Best moment this week: hearing our baby's heartbeat at our 17 week appointment - and Alex getting to hear it for the first time since he missed the 13 week appointment!

Looking forward to: knowing if Baby H is a boy or a girl

What I miss: Wine!

Movement: possibly...I just don't know!

Food cravings: hot dogs, pizza (GF pizza is so not good), root beer

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still saying no to chicken breast and a lot of veggies

Gender: don't know yet!

Labor Signs: Not for a long time I hope!

Symptoms: still tired, hungry often, sleep is getting harder

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: kinda cranky this week, to be honest!

Nursery: I've been Pinning away :)


How far along: 18 weeks

Baby Size: the baby is the size of a sweet potato (5.5 inches)

Weight gain: up .2 pound from last week, down 1.3 pounds overall

Maternity clothes: wearing them most of the time. I ordered two dresses, a top and a pair of work pants from Old Navy over the weekend and paid $48 for all of it!

Stretch marks: not yet

Sleep: in an effort to try to sleep through the night (or be able to go back to sleep once I wake up to potty), we put Penny in the crate with Ellie last night and it WORKED! Turns out, having that little 5 pounder in the bed was not helping matters. 

Best moment this week: openly talking about maternity leave at work during planning sessions - gets me excited and feeling like this is real! 

Looking forward to: our gender reveal in 2.5 weeks!

What I miss: Wine! But Alex found me some alcohol-removed wine over the weekend and it's getting the job done. 

Movement: I *think* I have been feeling a few little flutters. It's amazing to think that could be my baby moving around in there! 

Food cravings: pasta and big, fresh salads

Anything making you queasy or sick: warming up a tiny bit to chicken but still not embracing it. 

Gender: don't know yet - we'll find out September 19!

Labor Signs: nada

Symptoms: still tired, sleep is getting harder

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: I have a short fuse at times, and at other times I'm superrrr sweet :)

Nursery: I've been Pinning away :)

Prayer for Baby: This week, we pray for your growth as you continue to develop in there! It is so amazing to think you are already yawning and hiccuping and preparing for life outside the womb. We can't wait to see meet you sweet babe!


  1. You are looking great girl. I know you are so ready to find out baby's sex. I am 4 weeks behind you and know I will have to buy some maternity pants soon.

  2. So sweet! So exciting! Can't wait to follow along on your journey to mommyhood! xx


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