Tuesday, January 28, 2014

17 Week Bumpdate

 I first want to thank anyone who reads this post. This has been a tough decision for me because of the  fact that I am plus sized to begin with, you may not see a cute baby bump presented here as fast as you would on a non-plus sized woman. I felt that it was still important to track and share my pregnancy through the blog, to help preserve my memories.

How Far Along: 17 weeks
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: N/A(Hopefully We will find out on February 21st)
Names: Makenna Leigh or Liam Mason 
Movement: Maybe? I think I have felt the little bugger move but I am not sure.

Size:  Onion 
Weight Gain: NONE! I started my pregnancy at 240lbs and currently resided at about 235lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I have bought some shirts and a pair jeans but can basically fit into all my own clothes still, they are a little snug though. In another post I may rant about the injustice of plus sized maternity options.....
Symptoms: I have been getting "growing pains" in my hips at night when I go to change positions and have to get up and visit it the bathroom several times in the night.
Cravings: SALAD and Fruit! Oh and Pickles.... 
Sleep:  For the most part it is okay. A little broken up with the whole visiting the bathroom and "growing pains" but I still manage at least 8 hours. 
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
My Overall Health: I seem to be doing great. Because of family history the doctors are monitoring my blood sugar levels for gestational diabetes. But I saw the doctor yesterday and he is absolutely happy with my blood sugar levels.
What I miss: Sleeping like the dead.
Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On
Belly Button: In
Best Moment:  Hearing the little one's heartbeat at the doctors appointment via the doppler. I also heard her/him moving around. (Note the clicks you hear on the doppler are the baby moving.) 
My next Doctors appointment is on February 21st and we will hopefully find out what we are having!



  1. Thank god for Costco's large jar of whole pickles. Love you.

  2. Thank god for Costco's large jar of whole pickles. Love you.

  3. You look great! I am soo excited to find out what you are having! So glad to hear that things went well at the doctors!

  4. I am anxious to continuing reading your progress and seeing you grow :)

  5. How awesome! I love that you're maintaining weight (technically, transferring weight, right? So essentially, losing weight?) and not plagued by morning sickness or anything. YAY! And I love the names you've picked out.

  6. Oh my goodness. Love those names!!
    You look great! Keep documenting, it's so much fun to look back on later.
    I was plus size for my first pregnancy and let me suggest Old Navy for maternity options. Freaking love them and the prices aren't terrible. Motherhood Maternity is also a great option, although a lot more pricey. This time around I'm pretty much living in sweats and leggings. I'm all about comfort.