Pregnancy Update: 17 Weeks!

Monday, November 4, 2013

 Can you believe how fast the bump is growing! Seriously, I exploded over the past week. Love it sooo much! :)

This week it's been really hard to believe at times that I'm actually 17 weeks along, even though my growing belly is a constant reminder! I've had so much on my mind with my husband starting his new job and then leaving for his first business trip to Chicago. He left early Sunday morning and I'm staying at my sister-in-law's house in Vermont until he comes home.

I've actually been handling the separation much better than I thought I would (at least so far!). I'm kind of a crier, add that to pregnancy hormones and you've got a full on cry baby. But I'm trying to remember that if I feel down too much, my headaches will get worse and I will likely be stressing the little bean inside me, so I'm just trying to make the best of it! As you may have read in my previous posts, I'm all about choosing happiness, especially when it's not always the easy choice!

For the next two days, I'll get to spend time with my spunky 18 month old niece. Yesterday, we read a few books together, then she stood up, turned around and tooted towards me, then walked away. Seriously?! It was so funny. Oh, the joys of parenting! I can't wait to tell you more about what happens while I'm here! I know it will be a fun week.  

Week: 17! How is this possible, seriously?!

Gender: No gender yet!

Total Weight Gain:
Not sure as of today, but I'd guess I've gained at least another pound, maybe 1.5lbs. (I checked last week's prediction of 1.5lbs gained over the previous week and a half and it was spot on!)

Exercise: I didn't exercise much compared to last week because I've had some intense headaches. This week not being at home makes it a little tougher to get out there, but at the very least, I will be chasing around my 18 month old niece for a few days!!

Nutrition: Trying to add more yogurt with granola and fruit to my breakfast diet. At home, I just use frozen organic blueberries and raspberries, but here in Vermont, my sister-in-law spoils me with fresh strawberries! Yum!

Food cravings/aversions:
Good ol' homemade mac n' cheese, please!

Signs of Stretch Marks: Not yet!

Sleep: Hasn't been great as the headaches continue. It also may be time to invest in a body pillow!

Feeling: A little anxious & sad about my husband being away, but grateful to have such a great support system during times like this. I'm still experiencing headaches but other than that, everything is good!

Baby Movement: Not yet! I'm hoping soon! Sometimes I think I feel the faintest flutter, but its too difficult to tell if what I'm feeling is the baby.

Belly Button In or Out? In

Wedding Rings On or Off? On

What I miss most this week: My husband!!

Best moment this week: Spending time with family. :)

Looking forward to: No surprise here, my husband coming home on Friday!!

Isn't my belly insane?! When did you start showing? I've heard that its different with your first child because your body changes some much from experiencing pregnancy. Do/did you find that to be true? 

I'm looking forward to updating you on what else happens this week. I may do a post on Vermont again - just warning you, I really love this place! Also, thanks again so much for everyone who has started following me on Bloglovin, Instagram and Pinterest! It's so fun getting to meet new people and connect. It really means a lot to me. :)

xo kristen genevieve


  1. You look gorgeous! It's amazing how each week changes. I am 18 weeks now. I started showing much sooner than expected and I've def gained more weight than you. Oops! I hope your hubs comes home soon to pamper you. I feel so sad when mine isn't around. I get so sensitive. I think I also felt our baby kick, but I'm not sure. I read in the books that it feels like a flutter of a butterfly and that's what it was. I got so excited! Looking forward to seeing your Vermont pics =)

    1. Thanks Carmen! Sorry for my slow response, its been a busy week! My hubby came home & gave me an amazing foot rub last night. What a way to relax!
      I do think what you & I are both feeling is the baby! It is strange because its so light but you know your body and can tell that its different, you know? Kicking is just around the corner! :)


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