17 weeks with baby girl…

At 17 weeks our sweet baby girl is the size of a pomegranate!

Even though I haven’t posted much during this pregnancy, I’ve been taking lots of photos and documenting nonetheless. Though, I really want to keep updating my blog with pregnancy posts as often as I can.

I absolutely loved being pregnant with Judah, so I obviously couldn’t wait to be pregnant again. But I was always nervous that I wouldn’t have time to enjoy being pregnant like I did the first time around. This time I obviously have my hands full with a very active toddler, but enjoying my pregnancy hasn’t been an issue at all! Judah and I have been taking long walks to the park nearly every day, resting together during nap time, and going to bed early (or trying to…)! Though this pregnancy has been a bit more uncomfortable than my pregnancy with Judah, it has been an immense blessing nonetheless.

This time around I’ve been having a harder time sleeping at night. I’m always exhausted and have no trouble falling asleep, but I wake up a lot in the middle of the night and find myself tossing and turning quite a bit. And I don’t even have a huge belly yet! I’m even able to sleep on my stomach still, which is amazing and I know I’ll miss that when she really starts to grow! I’ve had a more sensitive stomach, I get queasy very easily, and for the first time in my life I’ve been experiencing heartburn… this little girly is definitely a bit more sensitive than her brother! With Judah I could stomach anything and this time around that is definitely not the case.

I’ve been having some cravings. Some of the strangest cravings I’ve had have been a huge glass of whole milk and sour gummy candy… some other cravings have been for things like cottage cheese, apples, orange juice, brownies, and pecans or walnuts!

She is wiggling around so much! I really started feeling her movement around 15 weeks but at 17 weeks I definitely feel her little movements so much better. With Judah I felt him move for the first time at 17 weeks on the nose, so I had a feeling that I would feel this babe a little earlier.

I am so thankful for this sweet girl in my womb and I am so excited to see Judah be a big brother! I’m nervous he’ll have a hard time sharing his mama (& his milk, this boy loves to nurse!) but I know eventually we’ll all settle into our new normal and it will be like she has been with us all along.

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