Baby #3 17 Weeks

Dear my sweet little baby,

Big news this week is we found out you are a GIRL!! The news is still pretty fresh and am still digesting it and anticipating what our family dynamics will be but I am loving knowing what you are!!

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Thoughts on the photo/bump: It is starting to become a little more noticeable and harder to hide with regular shirts. With that said, it doesn’t look like a pregnant belly most of the time, just more looks like I’m putting on some weight.

Cravings/aversions: Craving salad. I was over at Grandma B’s house and she had made this salad that looked amazing and went to the grocery store the next day to buy all the fixings–it included oranges on it and was pretty delicious. I’ve also craved a McGriddle and hashbrown from McDonalds–greasy delicious goodness! Aversions: Taco meat–which I normally love and crave! We currently have some left overs in the fridge and it looks and smells disgusting! Pizza (specifically frozen). I have it on our meal plan for every Friday and every week go with something else.

What I’m anticipating the most: Actually looking pregnant verses just fat and feeling your sweet little kicks for the first time.

What I’m loving: Knowing you are a baby Girl!!

What I’m missing most: Feeling like a regular human being. I’m waiting for that 2nd trimester energy boost and not being ultra-sensitive to foods and smells.

Differences between pregnancies: I’m almost spot on to weight gain with Lexi and you, William I was up 5-10 lbs at this point. Lexi is over the moon excited for you! While changing after swimming lessons this week, she rubs her face against my belly and announced, I’m nuzzling the baby mommy!’ Heart melts!

How I’m feeling: This changes by the day. At the front half of this 17th week, I was feeling pretty terrible. I threw up 3 days in a row, and it wasn’t just a little–it was enough for me to question, Do I have the flu? But no other symptoms so I’m chalking it up to you! I get headaches about every other day and am flushing a cold out of my system so lots of nose blowing and pressure to my head when I bend over. Other than that, I just don’t feel like my normal self. I’m not nauseous or exhausted but just don’t feel good. I feel best laying on the couch. Sleep seems to be going pretty well. I can still sleep on my stomach with very few issues which is awesome!

Best Moment of the week: Finding out you are a sweet little girl!

Love,

Mama

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