17 Weeks Pregnant with My Third Child

17 weeks pregnant with our third child – here we are! CHECK OUT THAT BELLY!

I never took regular belly shots with my other 2 kids. I think it was because I just couldn’t process the idea of me growing a human inside me.  Look at me, I’ve progressed.  But as I continue to grow from Macy’s Day Parade Float to Macy’s Day Parade Balloon size,  I am thinking here in a few weeks I’ll be telling myself, oh hell no am I posting a picture of me that big.


17 weeks pregnant belly shot

I really think with Z, I was this size at 40 weeks.  She was tiny. I lost 20 pounds during my first pregnancy with her. Probably all the smoking I did during pregnancy – and if you don’t know when I am being sarcastic or for real – just always think – she must be kidding. I haven’t gained a ton of weight, I’m sure thats coming. But I seriously have grown outwards. This third baby is sticking out already.

With E, our second child –  milk shakes were my evil friend. At one point my husband asked me to call Braums, they had charged our card several times the same amount. Sadly, that was me going over and over to get the same milkshake.

The herniated disc is better. Herniated discs while pregnant are not fun. I went for a massage and it worked wonders. Now I have to figure out how to get a massage every week.  It’s great walking upright. I just am trying to take it easy and to stop writing blog posts that sound so miserable.

How Big is the Baby?

This week, Itty Bitty is the size of a baked potato weighing nearly 5 ounces and is a little over 5 inches long. So this is the visual I get, every time I feel a kick or a weird sensation in the belly:

17 weeks pregnant with third child

Yes, our 18 week old fetus is the size of a potato. Crazy how fast this kid is growing and how fast this third pregnancy happens.

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