Maternity Series – Week 17

Week Seventeen. Pregnancy

Seventeen weeks – this pregnancy is flying by! I’m feeling pretty good, the tiredness has eased off – I’m still tired, but it’s not so all consuming as it was. I think I’ve been hit by an early case of nesting! The baby’s room has been cleared out, walls painted, Papa has mended a broken floorboard and put up a new curtain rail. I’m hoping to get some carpet this week to go in there. I’ve also been decluttering the rest of the house like a crazy lady! I’m aware that I should do these things now, while I have the time and energy. We have a busy summer coming up and by the time we’ve stopped it’ll be mid-October already.

Dear Baby.... week seventeen

I’m hoping to pick up my moses basket from a friend who’d borrowed it this week. I got a fab pram the other day, bought off a friend of a friend who’d only used it for two months. Baya and I tried out her doll in there! I’m hanging on buying any clothes until we know what sex the baby is.

I don’t really have any inkling as to boy or girl – I’m trying not to guess. I feel exactly the same this time around as I did in all my other pregnancies, so we’ll see ;) Still craving lots of fresh fruit – nothing strange! We’re counting down until the next scan – I’m so impatient!!

You can read previous updates here

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  1. The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover

    July 14, 2014 at 10:05

    I love this idea! Good luck with getting ready for you little one and for your pregnancy, it will fly by.

  2. Michelle

    July 14, 2014 at 11:34

    Very good luck with your pregnancy! A lovely way to keep the memories of this time

  3. you baby me mummy

    July 14, 2014 at 13:06

    Oh 3 weeks to go untilbyour sexing scan, I couldn’t wait for ours. I am glad you are feeling good. Xx

  4. Lianne

    July 14, 2014 at 13:17

    The middle trimester is such a lovely time isn’t it, getting your energy back, feeling well and looking great. Sounds like everything is going fab for you!! Im 35 weeks now and getting so impatient and tired!! :)
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays…

  5. Ness (@jibberjabberuk)

    July 14, 2014 at 13:56

    Good idea to start getting things prepared early. Pregnancy can seem like forever except when you need to get things sorted!

  6. Jen aka The Mad House

    July 14, 2014 at 14:04

    You look fantastic and you are making the most of that energy.

  7. Kay

    July 14, 2014 at 14:12

    Such a good idea getting things done now! Best of luck with the rest of the pregnancy!

  8. Emma

    July 14, 2014 at 17:42

    Beautiful picture and I love all the preparations a family makes.

  9. Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    July 14, 2014 at 18:52

    You look amazing, definitely a good idea to get everything done now before the last trimester tiredness kicks in! x

  10. laura redburn

    July 14, 2014 at 21:24

    glad to hear you’ve got your energy back!

  11. Louisa

    July 14, 2014 at 21:55

    You have a lovely bump. I loved taking bum pictures so that I could see how I was growing. I look forward to further updates x

  12. Louisa

    July 14, 2014 at 21:56

    bum pictures! that would be an auto correct fail :-0

  13. Kate Thompson

    July 14, 2014 at 22:02

    Wow – they say other people’s pregnancies fly past but yours really seems to be! Your bump is really growing :)

  14. Jenny

    July 14, 2014 at 22:13

    It’s such a great idea to take photos of your bump. I only ever felt big and fat so have hardly any photos! You look amazing :)

  15. Rose

    July 14, 2014 at 22:23

    looking beautiful mama. Sending love to you always X X X

  16. Emma

    July 14, 2014 at 22:44

    What a beautiful bump! Enjoy it growing.

  17. Joanna Sormunen

    July 14, 2014 at 22:52

    Congratulations on the baby! It is so exciting to get everything ready. And the wait is so lovely :)

  18. Zena's Suitcase

    July 15, 2014 at 11:10

    Glad to here your not feeling so tired and your starting to get prepared. I’m impatient like you!

  19. Sonya Cisco

    July 15, 2014 at 14:00

    You are definitely glowing now! Nearly half way, goes so quickly but too slowly at the same time doesnt it.

  20. Jess Howliston

    July 15, 2014 at 19:37

    Aw beautiful bump!! My little girl is now 6 weeks old and i already miss my bump!! x

  21. Julie

    July 15, 2014 at 21:07

    Awww you have the perfect baby bump!!! Good luck with your pregnancy x

  22. Vikki Holness

    July 15, 2014 at 21:10

    Awww congratulations on your pregnancy, i’ve been out of the loop the past couple of weeks so must have totally missed your announcement. Look forward to reading and seeing your bump posts ;) xxx

  23. Globalmouse

    July 15, 2014 at 22:27

    Aw the little bump is growing! Such exciting times!

  24. Molly

    July 15, 2014 at 22:44

    You look beautiful! And wow – I’m mega impressed at your organisational skills this early on. We still have so much to do and I’m hoping we manage to cram it all into the summer or I’ll be painting walls at 39 weeks!! Thank you for linking up to the #BlogBumpClub again – lovely to read your latest update.x

  25. Liska @NewMumOnline

    July 16, 2014 at 00:33

    Oh you are positively glowing. I love the letter to baby.
    The nesting sounds fab. Lots achieved and you are right about the Summer flying I want to enjoy every moment of it.
    Lovely post. Love to you and bump.
    Liska x

  26. VaiChin @ Rambling Through Parenthood

    July 16, 2014 at 10:33

    You and the bump are looking absolutely gorgeous. x

  27. Lia

    July 16, 2014 at 11:35

    17 weeks – wow, almost half way there already! You look fabulous, such a neat little bump! Glad the tiredness has eased off a little :)

  28. Shell Louise

    July 16, 2014 at 14:29

    I’m really enjoying your pregnancy posts. I’m very excited to hear about your next scan! xx

  29. KARA

    July 16, 2014 at 20:33

    Almost half way there…….bet everyone is so excited

  30. Gill Crawshaw

    July 17, 2014 at 11:41

    You look completely fab! And you already sound more organised than we are. Although we did get the moses basket, car seat and loads of baby clothe delivered from storage (Alex’s parent’s attic!) Fresh fruit sounds like a good craving, especially in this weather – yum x

  31. Fritha

    July 17, 2014 at 14:53

    so close to your midway scan, I really want to know what your having! Do you think you will share on the blog? x

  32. Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D)

    July 17, 2014 at 17:12

    So excited for you , enjoy your pregnancy and so glad to hear that you don’t have strange cravings.

  33. Bek

    July 17, 2014 at 17:45

    You look very well! I found that my second pregnancy seemed to fly by too. Very exciting!

  34. Laura

    July 20, 2014 at 16:24

    So happy for you and it does seem to be flying by and wow you sound so organised.
    Fresh fruit is a great craving – I always craved melted cheese – not the healthiest

    Laura x

  35. Alison Perry

    July 21, 2014 at 11:06

    Such anticipation! I bet you all can’t wait to meet the new baby. I love getting hand me downs and bargains from people – so much better than buying everything new and spending a fortune.

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