Week 17 of Pregnancy

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Hello all! It’s time for a pregnancy update! Last week I talked about Week 16. Today I’m going to share about how week 17 of pregnancy went!

Week 17

How I feel – I still have been sleeping a little better and have almost a normal amount of energy. Just on Sunday I was telling a couple of my girlfriends that it seems this pregnancy I’ve been pretty even-keeled emotionally. I have not been over-emotional (except when I read a birth story) or having mood swings. But then the next night Matt and I were trying to have a discussion about the nursery and I was bawling. Matt thought I might be having a mood swing since I said while crying, “I’m not sure I can get through labor and delivery”, then “You are going to be an awesome father.” the next sentence. 🙂

Total weight gain/loss? – Baby Pool is going through a growth spurt and I’m still hungry a lot. At the beginning of the week I was eating closer to 5 meals a day, but now with getting back to work I have 3 meals and snacks (at almost 3 hour intervals!) Again, I have not gained any weight this week, so I’m still at a 7 pound gain overall during this pregnancy. I’m not worried yet, but I better gain weight next week – I’m going to try to have eggs everyday. Next week I will see the midwife and have an ultrasound – hopefully the baby is a healthy size!

Breakfast of eggs that I want to become routine...
Breakfast of eggs that I want to become routine…

Cravings – I really haven’t had a lot of cravings this pregnacy, but this week I’ve noticed that with my almost constant hunger I’m very susceptible to want a certain food if I just hear or read the word. Last night I craved both bacon (seeing it in a movie) and ice cream. Halfway through dinner I put my dinner down and said I wanted bacon. Haha – Matt was accommodating  We cooked up some bacon, ate a slice and added the rest to our meal’s leftovers. I think it will be tasty. I also had ice cream.

Movement: Nothing yet, but I’m hoping to feel something soon!

Best moment last week? 

Gender: We hope to find out Jan. 15th whether it’s a boy or girl. (4 more days!)

What I am looking forward to: I’m definitely counting down the days until my next Christmas present – being able to see our baby for the first time!!! We have an ultrasound scheduled for Jan. 15th and hope to find out the sex of the baby.

Our little “June Bug’s” Growth

We’ve been taking photos since week 6 and showing a fruit or vegetable in the picture that is the same size as our little “June Bug”. Last week: 4/1 inches and 3 1/2 ounces (red pepper) This week: our baby is the length of a turnip (5 inches long and weighs 5 ounces):

week 17

week 16



5 Responses

  1. jan

    Don’t be anxious to gain weight. The baby is still growing just fine. I only gained ten pounds with Christine and she was the same birth weight as Danielle. Four more days!!

  2. Emily

    How exciting! Only four more days. We didn’t find out with our first and then turned around and did fond out with our second. I loved both ways. I wanted to find out with our first but my husband didn’t. Enjoy all the eating. It’s fun to think you are eating it for someone else.
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    • Betsy Pool

      I was pretty set on finding out and my husband could go either way. I don’t know how some have patience to not find out!!!

  3. Alicia

    I laughed at your what you said in your “mood swing”! 🙂 I had a few moments like that too but nothing major that I can remember. I also would have a craving if I heard a certain food mentioned. Sometimes it was tai food, or bbq or mac and cheese, but it was different all the time. I can always eat pizza and ice cream too. Now that I’m almost done with my pregnancy it seems to have evened out but I still crave ice cream. 😉 Love your updates!

    • Betsy Pool

      Nice! It’s good to here I likely won’t get too crazy. 🙂 Except for my first trimester, ice cream sounds good and I always have room for ice cream!