Pregnancy Update: Week 17

Another week has gone by! I can’t believe in just two weeks I have my anatomy scan (but we are not finding out the sex until our gender party that Saturday). It’s been fun to see people due around the same time as me starting to find out what they are having, I can’t believe it’s so close for me, too!

17weeks bump

Let’s compare week ten with week 17.

10weeks bump17weeks bump

I feel like I look ssooo sickly and tired in my week 10 picture, because well…I was feeling pretty crappy! Let’s take a look at what is going on this week.

Symptoms: This acne is going to be the death of me….and round ligament pain still…even when I just power walk. I am not one of the lucky ones who can run miles upon miles with no issues! Also, I feel like I have to pee all. the. time. I start running. Have to pee. Doesn’t matter if I just went. Sinus issues/stuffed up nose and ears but not really a huge deal. Occasional headache, but not often. Round ligament and acne are really my two main ones right now. I know last week I talked about feeling lightheaded and weak in the mornings even after eating, and I am happy to report this ha gotten better! I am forcing myself to eat MORE calories in the morning and also eating more iron rich foods. Hoping it was just a phase!

Baby’s Size: Turnip

Maternity Clothes: Haven’t bought any more. Trying to make do with what I have but the amount of regular tops I can wear is getting less and less!

Stretch Marks: Still ok!

Sleep: Pretty good this week. Getting up on average once a night to go to the bathroom.

Miss Anything? Not feeling bad about caffeine. I would love a big starbucks, fully caffeinated iced coffee.

Cravings: Same. Cold and frozen things. Also, all the chocolate. All of it.

Aversions: Still not crazy about veggies (but really, was I before?) and large portions of any one thing, especially dense things like chicken or beef.

Looking Forward to: Feeling baby kicks! Hopefully soon!

What I’m Loving: That I finally feel like I look pregnant and not just chubby in the middle, and that while I still don’t CRAVE a ton of food, I am eating better and better!

Workouts: I took it easy the first half of the week because I had the big 10k on Saturday which was SUPER fun (recap tomorrow). My time was slow but I did it and am proud of myself! Back to walking with occasional running until this round ligament pain (hopefully) goes away.


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  1. Looking great, Heather! Can’t wait for your 10K recap – I love the pics you posted from it on Facebook!

  2. I didn’t race but I did 1.5 miles on Friday, which is the longest distance I’ve done since Disney thanks to my knee. Can’t wait to read the 10k recap tomorrow.

  3. I pulled a round ligament in prenatal yoga, (thanks to relaxin thought I could stretch a little further) around 20 weeks and I am still hurting from it now at 37 weeks. I continued to run at 20 weeks, and wore a support belt and for the princess half at 29 weeks I had my belly taped too. Try a support belt during the day it might help the pain. Motherhood has a cheap one that worked fine for me during my runs. Not the full size the smaller one. Good luck!

  4. Ugh. Yes! The peeing all the time it the worst!!

  5. I raced this weekend!!! But you already know that lol! Isn’t it so much fun to see progress pics of your baby bump growing? So amazing! Pregnancy is such an awesome miracle! Glad you are feeling better!!!

  6. You’re looking great! Can’t believe I get to see you so soon!! 😀

  7. I love your little bump! I’m so excited for you to find out what you’re having!

  8. hmm i’m guessing girl if you’re having trouble with acne….. 🙂 🙂 and my round ligament pain was very short lived!

  9. Nicole Glass says

    Oh man, I’ve been craving cold sweet things like crazy! I think this kid is made of strawberry lemonade! We have our anatomy scan the 8th! Good luck to you 🙂

  10. Looking so cute!!!

  11. I’m 18 weeks and starting to accept that running may be over for me….like soon. I just can’t handle the constant pressure on my bladder and the OMG I’M GOING TO PEE MY PANTS feeling the entire time. Also, I was told getting pregnant would clear up my skin. I don’t appreciate being lied to.

  12. I just signed up for WDW Marathon next year and I just read through your Disney recaps and now I’m SO excited!!!! Also, I’ve been loving reading your pregnancy updates!! Congrats!!!! You look fantastic!! Are you still feeling ok to run??

  13. Since you mentioned wanting caffeine not sure if you know that recent studies have shown that having up to 150mg caffeine a day is ok during pregnancy without having any effects on the fetus…so if you didn’t know that you have the fully caffeinated drink you’ve been craving! Just looked up the caffeine in a venti & grande iced coffee which is too much but you can have a tall cause it only has 120mg or if you like iced lattes a grande is only 150mg. My best friend had a cup of coffee a day when she was pregnant last year and my little niece is perfect!

    • Thanks! The problem is I drink a cup of half calf every morning when i wake up plus I eat chocolate every day so I am already having some so a regular coffee on top of that would be too much 🙁 Maybe one day I will be able to make it 20 minutes to starbucks with no morning coffee but it’s doubtful lol!

  14. Kelly Short says

    I had various versions of round ligament pain my whole pregnancy. It was the worst at the beginning and by 20 weeks it was sporadic. You are almost there!

  15. I never really had round ligament pain with either pregnancy. I did have heartburn/acid reflux with my second, which got pretty miserable at the end. The peeing got WAY worse during the 3rd trimester.

  16. You are looking amazing, Heather! I’m loving your bump updates, thanks for sharing! You are such an inspiration to keep being active while preggo!!!

  17. sorry to hear that acne is being an issue for you, I feel your pain!!! just think in a few it will hopefully clear up, that’s what I keep telling myself 😉
    You are looking great sweetie!!! We go this coming week to find out our sex, super excited!!!!! xoxoxo

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