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!