17-Week Progress

17 weeks

17 weeks

I’m 17 weeks pregnant and so far, all is well. I am still a bit tired. Okay, sometimes I’m exhausted. I’m also hungry most of the time. I’m constantly trying to figure out how to get enough to eat without eating much junk food. Because of the heat and pregnancy combined, my feet are pretty swollen, but I’m dealing with it just fine. My next doctor’s appointment is Tuesday, July 2, and it’s just a routine check. I guess they’ll measure me and listen to the babies hearts on a Doppler. The big ultrasound, where they look at the babies’ anatomy, is not scheduled yet, but it will be around week 20.

I recently read something where the author said something along the lines of “The thing that most prepared me for parenthood was becoming a parent.” I hope that is also true for me, because I don’t feel very prepared right now. I know, I have months before I’ll be parenting babies, and it will all come along as they grow, but today I’m somewhat nervous about it. These times call for intense prayer.

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22 thoughts on “17-Week Progress

  1. I love your baby bump!!!!!

    Truthfully, you’ll figure out what works for your kids when they came. Making plans before then is an invitation for God to laugh and change them.

    • Good point. It’s not so much that I want to make plans, but that I just feel like I won’t know what to do.

      • They won’t let you go home from the hospital until you’re OK with how to do things so ask them a million questions. You also have all your Cathsorority chicas who can be your hive mind.

    • I have spinach in my smoothies most mornings. I have only recently become able to stomach salad again. I think there might be something to the lack of iron, though.

      • Ouch.

        Apparently raisins and eggs, plus beans (and chickpeas– so, humus!) are pretty high.

        I can’t remember how eggs hit me first trimester, but I think their iron would be the easiest to get, and a boiled egg is a really quick and easy snack. (put baking soda in the water to make ’em easy to peel)

      • I can do those things. I had a few weeks that I couldn’t even look at eggs, but I’m over that. I will have to try the baking soda in the water, I’ve always had trouble peeling eggs. Thanks!

  2. I was especially ravenous in my 2nd trimester. My OB kept nagging me about my weight and all I could say was “I’m SOOOO hungry!” I hope your doc is nicer. They’d have to be, you are adorable with your baby bump!

    • Thanks. I haven’t really started gaining weight anywhere except my belly and um, my chest yet. Actually, I’m getting bony around the ribs and elbows, so I guess I need to work on getting more food in. I just hope I don’t gain too much. I think with two babies it might actually be difficult for me to gain too much, but we’ll see what I’m saying in a few months.

  3. You look soo beautiful. No suggestions on the food stuff, nothing looks appealing right now, nothing smells good. I’ve been drinking a lot of ginger ale lately.

    • Thank you. I had a few bad weeks (almost two months) where food was pretty much abhorrent in general. Now I can’t get enough! I hope that you feel better soon 🙂

  4. I’m no expert or anything, but I do remember my first baby pretty well– she’s almost four– and I did just give birth, so if you need someone to rant at, or ask questions you don’t have time to research, I can help! Handle at gmail dot com.

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