Bumpdate Week 17

One of these days I will actually take a bump picture where I am not wearing gym clothes. Let the record show that today was definitely a “skinny” day because I promise you yesterday baby was showing more! (He or she is still really low.)


How Far Along: 17 weeks

Total Weight Gain: I think the same as last week. I am just going to go with my doctor’s scale, so I have no idea until my next appointment.

Maternity Clothes: None yet. I  bought a few dresses this week when Loft had them for 50% off.

This one was way cuter on in person and was strangely short (which works for me since I am only 5’0”). You guys would have cracked up at me in the dressing room…I made a make-shift belly with my crumpled up shirt to make sure it would still work in a few months. I decided it was too cute to pass up.

And who doesn’t need a versatile black dress?

Gender: I still go back in forth with what I think baby is. Some days I am certain it is a girl, then some I am just sure it is a boy.

Movement: OMG! How in the world did Katie Holmes leave her house when she was pregnant with Suri??? (You know, since she had the ultrasound machine and all.) I am pretty much obsessed with watching my stomach move. I would like to introduce you to the poor man’s ultrasound machine:

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Yes, that would be my book light. My house is annoyingly dark, so I am pretty much shining it on my stomach all night while I watch tv. Please tell me this is normal. ;)

I can now feel the baby move when I am sitting and laying down. And I can see it move when I shine the light on my stomach. Ha! Last night I saw it move from around my belly button down to where it likes to hang out – over my bladder. I can also see little kicks here and there. Love it!

Sleep: Saturday night I had a full 6.5 hour stretch without waking up. It was glorious.

Cravings: Key Lime Pie. Where in the world did that come from?? And I continue to crave it since I still haven’t come across a piece. I want it to be a really, really good one, too. With lots of graham cracker crust and a cheesecakey key lime center. Is that too specific to be a craving?

Other crazy symptoms: Nothing new.

What I am looking forward to: Learning the gender of the baby and starting to work on the nursery.

Best Moment this week: Love watching the baby move around and being able to really see and feel it!


  1. We used to watch my stomach for hours when the kids would move....not weird a all;). It was a source of entertainment :)

  2. Just wait till the baby gets bigger and you can really really see the movement....the booklight will be retired at that point ;0) It makes my heart so happy to read your bumpdates!!

    How did I miss the Loft Dress Sale...Boo!


  3. you are so cute! can't wait to see you, oh... i dunno, week 39 :) talk about movement, hello!! ;)

    i'm gonna say it's a girl!

    p.s. would've never guessed you were 5'0"! i would tower over you since i'm 5'2" :P

  4. A skinny week??? No wonder you can see the little bean moving all over the place! You look awesome! :)

    LOVE the visual of you in the dressing room, stuffing your dress with a fake bump! HA!

  5. You look so adorable!!!! I love watching my "belly" move! (I say it in quotes be cause I am not sure if it is still a belly when it's the size of a small animal.) Although at this point, I am pretty sure I like to watch it move because I am expecting him to come exploding out of my stomach like in the movie Alien.....but with a top hat and cane, singing show tunes.


  6. I love these baby bump blogs!!! You look adorable, and those are really cute dresses. I didn't know Jane is pregnant - congratulations, Jane!!!
    Love you, Aunt Angie

  7. Cute dresses! When you go to Motherhood Maternity and a Pea in the Pod they have the fake bellies to try on under your clothes. Such a good idea! Can't wait to see you this weekend!

  8. Congratulations! I haven't read your blog in awhile and am so happy for you. I'm a blog stalker, if you were wondering. So happy for you and it is so exciting to feel the baby move. That was my favorite part. I know you live in Tulsa where I used to live and I used Dr. Trisha Parks and she was FANTASTIC. I'm sure you already have an OBGYN but just wanted to say she is wonderful. I wasn't so hot about my first OBGYN with my first baby and used Dr. Parks with second. So sad she didn't deliver both. Anyhoo. Congrats.

  9. You look great, Katie! I can't believe you are seeing and feeling the baby so much! This usually doesn't happen for me until about 18-19 weeks. It's weird how everyone is so different!


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