I’m already 17 weeks pregnant. How this is possible, I’m not entirely sure, but here we are! SO OKAY.
17 weeks pregnant is a lot like…
My bump! It is BUMPIN’. There is no more sucking in, that’s for sure. And I’m loving it! It felt like it took forever for my bump to appear the first time around (this was 17 weeks last time), so this time it’s kind of exciting to have it here already. I’m loving dressing it and showing it off!
Because of my more rapid bump-growing, I have been extra careful to moisturize every night! I have been loving Belli belly oil, this moisturizing body cream and of course my tried and true, coconut oil. I switch off between these three products each night. And I apply all over my hips, belly, thighs and chest. Gotta make sure it’s all covered! ;)
My cravings have gotten much better! Now it’s mostly fruit- we just made a big trip to Sprouts, which is a “farmers market grocery store” (that’s what they call it, I don’t know) and they have the BEST selection of fresh produce! I was in heaven! I have been fiending for peaches, so we got a ton of white peaches and apples, cherries, blueberries, bananas and cantaloupe. HEAVEN, I tell you.
I’ve finally gotten back into my workout groove, and it feels SO GOOD! I’m following the Tone It Up weekly schedule, as usual, and modifying where needed. Some days they’ll have two workouts on the schedule, and I’ll do a morning walk and then one of the workouts, usually. It just feels so good to get some toning in and to MOVE once again! Yay for feeling a bit back to normal!
My energy is back, mostly, which is also great as we’ve been pretty busy lately, going and doing something every day!
I’ve gained 8 pounds so far this pregnancy, which is right on track.
And now this. So this pregnancy I have been trying my hardest to try to soak it all in, to enjoy this bump and make time for this tiny being growing inside of me. But I have to say, it is so much harder this time to do that! I have my Sam Sam now that gets so much of my attention that I have to literally stop myself sometimes and remind myself that I am, in fact, pregnant! Ha! I even have to think about how far along I am… Something that NEVER happened when I was pregnant with Sam! I practically knew how far along I was down to the exact day with him, and this time I have to think in my head and count just to figure out the weeks. It’s kind of sad, but also very much inevitable. This toddlerdom, phew. It’s a doozy! A fun, crazy, wild and action-packed doozy! ;) But look at my little partner in crime. I just love him so, and I know he’s going to be such a good big brother! I can hardly wait!
It is amazing how the weeks start to fly by! I feel like I was just excited about 13 weeks and then I blinked and *poof* I’m at 14 weeks, Pretty crazy/amazing/exhilarating. I am scared to blink any more in case I miss too much! Love hearing the step by step of your journey, and your inspiration to get my bum off the couch! I think I am slowly starting to get energy back and that is the best…
<3 Haley @ http://www.beautyinthischaos.com
YES, it really is crazy how they literally fly by! And like you said, definitely scary to blink. ;) Hope you get all that energy back soon!
looking so beautiful, lady!!! and ahh how great to be craving fruit!! i always either crave sweet or salty… bread products. haha. your bump looks perfect and i am loving that dress!! the second time around is funny isn’t it?! it’s definitely different when it’s not the one entire focus of your life!!
Ahh you are so sweet! And yeah, I’ve had my fair share of bread product cravings too haha ;) You’re so right too: it is SO different with the pregnancy not being the entire focus of my life! Definitely wasn’t expecting this, but it makes total sense!
Peaches were my biggest craving!! Love that dress on you. Cutest pregnant momma around.
Aww thanks! :) And YESSS I cannot stop eating peaches!! So good!
Beautiful! Such a sweet mini bump and that dress is perfect! Toddlerhood is crazy, so kudos to you for tackling it whilst pregnant!
Also, white peaches are my favorite hah :)
Haha you’re right- toddlerhood IS crazy! And we’re only just beginning, ahhh! ;)
Sam is going to be an amazing big brother! I bet it is sooo much different the second time. Way more exhausting- trying to keep up with a toddler!
Girl. It is SO different! When your time comes, just remember it will not be the same as the first! But it’s pretty amazing all the same. :)
Just found your blog, and loving your preg fashion!
Aw thank you so much! I’m glad you found my blog! :)