17 Weeks

17 week belly shot

First of all, do I look abnormally large in this picture for 17 weeks? I sure think I do. I haven’t even hit 5 months yet! Although, I am getting close since I’m two days from hitting the 18-week mark.

I’ve been feeling good now. I still have some aversions to smell, such as when Joe eats seafood, but other than that things are going well. One thing I’ve noticed is that I don’t get up as much at night to go to the bathroom, yet I feel like I’m living in there during the day. Weird. Oh, and I’m getting sores on the sides of my mouth, which I’m assuming is from the fact that I can’t breathe through my nose anymore (thank you, allergies and pregnancy hormones) and have to breathe through my mouth when I sleep. Blah.

We’re looking forward to our appointment next week. I don’t know if they’ll do the anatomy scan then, since it will be 19 weeks, or the week after our vacation, which is 21 weeks. After that scan, we’ll finally get back to going in once a month. Hooray. I’m looking forward to having a more normal pregnancy with (hopefully) no more complications.

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Jess says:

    You look gorgeous! And I don’t think you look exceptionally big at all. You are almost halfway there, after all!

  2. Crystal says:

    I couldn’t stand the smell (or look or just mention of) of red meat when I was pregnant.

  3. Joe says:

    How do you continue to get more beautiful every day?

  4. Ashley says:

    I think you look wonderful:)

  5. Barbara says:

    You look radiant! Glad you are feeling well. And no, not big at all!

  6. Liz says:

    I agree, you look like such a glowing pregnant woman! You couldn’t be more beautiful! You don’t look too big at all. Just perfect!

  7. Shannon says:

    you don’t look big to me… well overly big lol… you look like you are spot on hehehe…

  8. Kami says:

    Almost halfway girl, time to start poppin!! You look great šŸ™‚

  9. jenn says:

    You look absolutely great!!!

  10. connie says:

    You look radiantly beautiful & not big at all~just normal šŸ™‚

  11. Mrs. Hammer says:

    You’re looking great! I hope you get good news and can starting getting back to ‘normal.’

  12. Diane Scott says:

    I had “pregnancy induced” sinus problems, too, and there is one nose spray you can use as long as its formula is oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.05% nasal decongestant. Also just looked it up online and Vitamin B6 (or insufficient levels) may be causing your mouth sores. Hope this is helpful. I couldn’t breathe for just about the entire 9 months and only found out about the “safe” nasal decongestant years later… Wish I’d known then!

    I also agree you look radiant!!!

  13. Karen says:

    You look wonderful!

  14. vein says:

    You look great to me šŸ™‚

  15. Mandy says:

    You look great! The sores in your mouth can be caused by a few things. Most likely it’s a combo of breathing through your mouth and pregnancy hormones. Hormones can do crazy things to your body.

  16. MoDLin says:

    You may FEEL rather large (I felt like a blimp), but you look great, seriouly, you look wonderful. Funny how smells can really rock you when you’re pregnant. The smell of chicken really did me in, and normally I love chicken. Enjoy month number 8.

  17. spygrrl says:

    girl you are a glowing spectacle of a gorgious life giving woman! It does not matter how big you are or get…. YOUR BEAUTIFUL!

  18. Heather says:

    So cute!

  19. Christina says:

    You look perfect!

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