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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

baby bump: week 17

how far along: 17 weeks

baby size: a turnip! 5 inches long & 5 ounces

total weight gain / loss: 0; pretty much have stayed the same!

maternity clothes: i'm loving my maternity jeans from gap.
i got these & these.
other than that, i've been sticking to pre-pregnancy clothes. :)

stretch marks: no. did you know these are hereditary?
no amount of creams / lotions / oils can stop 'em from happening!

sleep: i've had a really hard time sleeping! :(
i'm naturally a tummy-sleeper, so getting used to sleeping on my side is a challenge.
i bought a body pillow, but it doesn't really help that much.
any tips / suggestions?

best moment this week: i felt cupcake move quite a few times!
i can't wait until hubs can feel baby dowling, too!

miss anything? i miss coffee... a lot. at school, i just stare longingly at the people enjoying their coffee...
they probably think i'm crazy.

movement: yes! right after dinner / before bedtime, cupcake likes to get wiggly!

food cravings: anything vinegar-y, frozen yogurt, apples, annnddd... i really want a hamburger right now.

have you started to show yet? there's definitely some tummy growth happening,
but it's still at that awkward stage where you just kinda look pudgy, not pregnant.
i hide it with flowy shirts & long scarves.

gender: we {hope to!} find out on february 3rd, as long as cupcake cooperates.
i really feel like it's a boy, though.
hey, it's a 50/50 chance!

labor signs: no

belly button in or out? i'm still an innie!

wedding rings on or off? on.

happy or moody most of the time: happy, but i've definitely had my moody moments this week.
...sorry hubs.

looking forward to: my doctor's appointment on february 3rd & getting to see my little cupcake!
my baby bump starting to look more like a baby bump & less like i had a few too many.
being able to start on the nursery.

until next time,
dowlings out!


  1. Kristin, this is so exciting and you look beautiful and all aglow!!

    Your new blog design looks fabulous too! Love it.

  2. Kristin, Congrats. Really great to hear things are going well. Ps I love the new look of the site.

  3. You look very pretty! Congrats again on the big news!