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Week 17

by Christa on June 5, 2013

in Baby Gins,Pregnancy


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The baby is the size of a turnip. Couldn’t tell you the last time I saw a turnip.

Total Weight Gain: Three or four pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Still none. So close to halfway! Boom.

Sleep: Getting up at least once a night.

Best Moment of the Week: Running 20 miles with the turnip on the San Diego Marathon course, cheering in our participants to the finish!

Food cravings: Really wanted fried stuff after running so far. Got waffle fries!!! All that salt hit the spot too. Now all I want is a giant salad.

Food aversions: None.

Symptoms: Starting to show – and it’s very firm! Sometimes I look obviously pregnant and then sometimes it goes almost back to normal – very weird!

Movement: “How big is your baby this week? About five inches long and more than three and a half ounces – the size of your open hand. Body fat is beginning to form and will accumulate through the end of your pregnancy. By the time your baby is born, body fat will make up about two-thirds of his or her weight. Your baby is almost certainly listening up by now. In fact, loud noises – the dog barking, the doorbell ringing – will actually startle your baby (and also get him or her used to such noises; for instance, fetuses who regularly hear a dog barking will become babies who sleep right through [Mac and Charlie's] outbursts). Your baby’s eyes are making small side-to-side movements and can even perceive some light, though the eyelids are still sealed. Since practice makes perfect, your baby is sharpening his or her sucking and swallowing skills. In fact, most of the survival reflexes that your baby will have at birth are being perfected in utero right now. And here’s some proof that your baby is truly one of a kind: within the next week or so, the pads on your baby’s fingertips and toes will become adorned with completely individual swirls and creases (aka fingerprints).” – What to Expect (

Gender: Shane still thinks a boy, I still think a girl. My friend Jessie (DC Jess, not Houston Jess) said she originally thought boy but would like to change her answer to girl since she’s “not betting against the house”!!

What I’m Looking Forward To: Jessie’s bridal shower and bachelorette party in Dallas this weekend!!!! AHHHH!!!

What I Miss: Honestly? Alcohol. Everybody was celebrating after the marathon with bubbly (I did partake in a half glass of that), wine, beer, mixed drinks, etc, and man I wanted to get my buzz on too! Womp womp.

Next Appointment: June 6th – changed from the 21st because I have a consultation with a potential new doctor. I’m anxious to see what she says!

Estimated due date is November 11th, 2013!

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Brittany H June 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Did I understand this correctly…you’re almost HALF WAY THERE?!?! I can’t even tell you’re prego still. lol I’m sure you feel it but man…pregnancy looks good on YOU :) You are definitely glowing and looking more beautiful than ever before. I’m voting boy! Don’t know why…just think y’all match with a boy first! lol


Christa June 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Britt, you’re too sweet. I’m almost 18 weeks now, so just 2 more and I’ll be halfway. I can definitely tell – look and feel way different! Feel like I’m actually starting to really show now and it looks different from beer belly…maybe? Thanks so much!!! Haha – I shall document your vote! :)


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