June Pregnancy Update: 17 weeks
Baby girl is the size of a pomegranate and her hand is the size of my thumbprint.
Best pregnancy purchase recently.
Andrew bought me a Snoogle for my birthday! I have always loved sleeping with multiple pillows and the Snoogle is my dream come true. I’ve already decided I’m keeping the thing after pregnancy. I LOVE IT!
Worth noting: I feel like a king size bed is mandatory to accommodate a Snoogle.
So much better. The first trimester I felt so down, apathetic, blue and depressed. Since about 14 weeks I’ve been feeling like myself again.
What I’m reading.
A client recommended, Does this Pregnancy Make me Look Fat? and I’m so glad she did. I’ve found every other pregnancy book I’ve picked up very unhelpful, so I’m not reading them. My plan is to focus on me and my health (mental and physical) until the 3rd trimester and then switch to books I’ve been recommended on helping baby sleep, parenting, etc.
Favorite Pregnancy Podcast.
Easily The Birth Hour. A friend recommended this to me and I’m so glad she did. I find it fascinating and it’s been helpful in helping me consider all my options for how I’d like to “plan” to give birth.
Things I’ve bought the baby so far.
Haha. Actually not much. I am using Baby List to register for things, which I love because I can register for all the awesome things I’ve come across on social media (hello, milk snob!). The only thing I know I want is this backpack baby bag I saw How Sweet Eats recommend.
So far baby has 6 things: a pillow, shoes, koala towel, 2 onesies, and an Oh Joy! romper. I heard that the 0-3 month size only fits a 7# baby. I’m not sure why, but I feel like my baby is gonna be at least 8#s, so I’m just gonna start buying at least the 3 month old size for the newborn phase lol.
Welp. So much for stretch mark cream lol. I already have significant stretch marks on my breasts, practically overnight they doubled in size early in pregnancy (around 8 weeks).
I feel like all the body changes I’m going through in pregnancy are preparing me for the fact that life is never going to be the same, in terms of how I spend my time, feel about another person, etc. Having a baby will change things and I’m grateful for a mindset that lets me view these body changes as things that are getting me ready for bigger changes to come.
While I imagine there will be body image feelings that come up in the future, I currently feel really soft, fleshy AND good in my pregnant body. I’m eating and moving as I feel like it and letting my body do what it needs to do to grow baby.
How’s the nursery?
Andrew is a planner and is getting the nursery together. Funny story: Right when we started trying to get pregnant he bought a vehicle that could fit a carseat, since his previous vehicle was a tiny little car that he got with the intention of having it until we had a baby.
I was somewhat eager to get the nursery done, until another pregnant friend was like, “you realize the baby could sleep in a bassinet in your closet for 6 months and be totally fine, right?” That made me laugh and I think it’s super true. I do wanna have a place for all of baby’s things, but we’re in no hurry to get things finished…other than the excitement/hurrying feeling of getting it done and getting to imagine bambina in there. Andrew spent this past weekend painting the room the color, “Panda White” from Sherwin-Williams. I was feeling more of a marshmallow-y + pale pink color, but Andrew is better with envisioning rooms/design than I am, so I went with the panda white. And I mean the name had “panda” in it, so it has to be fabulous.
Do we have a baby name?
We have a top name. Andrew and I are keeping it just between us ;)
Thank you for all your input and support so far as I go through this new life stage!<3