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Pregnancy: Week 17

Here we are at another week! We’re actually almost 18 weeks now (on Sunday) but I didn’t want to post it until after our big gender reveal was out!

Before we start, THANK YOU for all of your sweet words and well wishes for our baby GIRL!!!! We are absolutely thrilled!! I don’t think I’ll ever forget the moment the tech told us it was a girl, and the pure joy that Adam and I both felt immediately! It was surreal!

Anyways, this week didn’t seem too out of the ordinary, other than a little morning sickness still hanging around, and I feel like the bump is definitely starting to “pop” more so than in previous weeks. According to our ultrasound tech (I say tech, but really she’s a super sweet lady who’s been specializing in obstetrical ultrasound for over 20 years) who did our gender scan, she thinks baby girl is about to hit a growth spurt, and I don’t doubt it!

This picture was taken the same day we found out it was a girl, and I think my smile is much more “real” than in some of my other photos, ha!

I’m still having a hard time eating enough, and I’m getting a little worried that maybe I haven’t gained what I should yet. I weighed myself last night and I’m still hovering right around what I was at our 14 week appointment. (Which is still just like, up 4 lbs from my normal weight…) I’m trying to focus on eating more throughout the day, and constantly snacking, as opposed to just eating my three main meals. Sometimes I get SO hungry, like could eat a hippo hungry, but then I’ll sit down to eat and I can barely stomach half my plate. It’s so frustrating! I’m hoping this changes in the next few weeks once my sour stomach is finally done playing games! Thankfully though baby girl looked healthy in her ultrasound, so I know she’s getting what she needs. I’m trying sweet girl!!

As far as maternity clothes go, I’m not in them 100% yet, but I did find a pair of maternity skinny jeans from Old Navy that have been a lifesaver, and I doubt I’ll go back to my normal jeans with the belly band now. They just aren’t nearly as comfortable, and anything that pushes on my lower stomach makes me nauseous still. I also am definitely wearing maxi dresses, skirts, and bigger tops much more frequently, with the occasional maternity tank top or basic t-shirt. Yesterday, I had my first pregnancy inquiry from a stranger, so I obviously am looking the part these days! He was actually very polite and instead of blatantly asking if I was prego he just softly said, “boy or girl?”. I thought of all the ways to ask a stranger if they’re expecting, that might be the least offensive. Unless I had said, “Umm, a girl burrito???” Just kidding, I was thrilled to blurt out, GIRL!!

Here are the take-aways from week 17:

17 weeks pregnant

All in all, I feel like my outlook on the pregnancy has completely shifted now that we’ve seen HER and could clearly see how much she looks like a real baby now. It’s crazy! I already can’t wait for our 20 week scan when she’ll look even more like a little person! Ah!

Happy Friday!!

Would you ever ask a stranger if they were pregnant? How is your pregnancy going? If you’re not pregnant, any races this weekend?? I seriously miss my running schedule!

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    Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
    May 15, 2015 at 10:17 am

    You’re so cute I just want to SQUEEZE YOU. It’s not weird it’s fine.
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      Sweet Miles
      May 18, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Hahaha totally not weird. I wish you lived closer!!!

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    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    May 15, 2015 at 10:24 am

    You look great! And yes, just wait until the next couple of months! Month 6 is the big growth spurt month apparently, and I’m definitely going it through it right now! I wouldn’t worry too much about the weight gain, though, I was the same way and my doctor never seemed concerned. I couldn’t eat much until I hit 21 weeks, and even now, I’m eating like I did pre-pregnancy. I’m not one of those ravenous pregnant people, and I think it’s okay! I was warned that I’ll probably gain more weight than usual this month, just because I haven’t gained much up until now and the baby is growing a lot faster now too (2 pounds already!!). So maybe you’ll be the same way!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 18, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Oh that’s such a relief to hear!!! I think it’s hard for me because I am still sick, that I just can’t get myself to eat a ton yet! I think I’ll probably be like you, and not necessarily be that typical ravenous pregnant lady that eats everything in sight! Maybe I’ll feel better at 21 weeks too!

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    Mom
    May 15, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Oh my sweet girls 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      May 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

      She loves you already!

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    Katie @ Live Half Full
    May 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I haven’t been asked by a stranger yet- but so many of my coworkers this week had reactions to finally noticing my bump. It was pretty funny!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Fun!!! That’s such a weird feeling, for other people to notice that you’re literally growing right before their eyes! Eek!! Have you found out boy or girl?? I need to get caught up!

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    Kristi
    May 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Congratulations on finding out your baby is a GIRL!!!!!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Thank you Kristi!!! 🙂

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    Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties
    May 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    bahaha! I saw the creepy smiley on bloglovin too! I think it happens when your first image in your post is a smiley bc bloglovin automatically just uses your first image, whatever that may be! You are looking AMAZING in that pic, Sarah! Cutest baby bump ever!!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      haha thanks!! It’s so weird bc the image I used in my post is definitely not out of the ordinary! I have no idea why that creepy smiley is there!!!

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      Sweet Miles
      May 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      You were right! I wasn’t sure what you meant earlier, but then hello lightbulb! The first “image” was the stupid winky emoji in one of my first few paragraphs!! Bahahaha problem solved!!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    May 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Glad you are getting some energy back!! Congrats on the baby girl!!!!

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      Sweet Miles
      May 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Thank you! I am too! Although this AM was off to a rough start, ha!, but we are making it!! More energy for the win!

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    Melissa @ Mel's Miles
    May 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Congrats on the baby girl, Sarah! You are an adorable pregnant lady and I just love reading your updates 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      May 18, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Aww thank you Melissa!! 🙂 🙂

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