Thoughts on Pregnancy

I am now in my 17th week of pregnancy.  I feel like the time has flown by!  Here are some of my thoughts on pregnancy so far, or questions that I have been asked:

-I am so blessed that the pregnancy has been going really well. All of the morning sickness is gone. I still become tired faster, but overall have more energy than I did during the first trimester.  The only real difference that I have noticed has persisted is that I am a little bit more irritable than normal. I don’t have a lot of patience sometimes, and so I can go off, which is definitely not my personality. Every so often, I say what I think, and don’t have as much of a filter to say things nicely.


-The way pregnancy is counted is SO difficult to figure out!  There are so many different ways of talking about how far along you are, so when I am asked, it’s hard to know what to say.  For example, today I am : (A) 16weeks2days, or (B) in my 17th week, or (C) almost in my first week of month 5 (because the 5th month is weeks 17-20).  My typical answer is (B), that I am “in my 17th week”, because no one wants to hear down to the day!  It’s also confusing when sources are discussing fetal growth to know if they are talking about (A) or (B) above.  I’ve been confused several times!


-I am treasuring sleeping on my stomach. I am a belly sleeper, and very soon it’s going to get to the point where I can’t sleep on my stomach anymore.  I find I am waking up more on my side/back lately, so I guess I am naturally starting to shift over to not belly sleeping all night. (TMI alert! It’s already been a little bit uncomfortable to sleep on my stomach because of my boobs, which have gotten bigger and are still tender.  But, I’ve been making do. At least doing it while I can!)


-My belly is starting to change.  In the past 2 weeks, I am feeling more pregnant than just bloated, or fat.  It is starting to round out and be more noticeable to others.  I wore a skirt the other day, and that was a big mistake, and so I have sworn off of skits.  I was so uncomfortable because the waist band was too tight!  I started to look for some maternity pants, as mine are slowly not fitting.  I am short though, so all that I have tried have been too long.  Dresses have become my best friend!  Some days I feel I look bigger than others, so here is one of the bigger days.  This is my birthday baby bump (don’t mind the scary dude’s face on the tv lol):

-I have not had any odd pregnancy cravings.  There was one day where I really wanted a grilled cheese sandwich, and thought about it for 2 days before I went to the store to buy sliced cheese.  I made my grilled cheese, and had a few bites.  Honestly, I didn’t even finish eating it!  This was in the first couple of weeks, and I haven’t had any cravings since then.


-Yes, we are planning to find out the gender of Baby Ruiz.  Hopefully, before this month is over, we will know!  And no, we don’t have any baby names picked out yet.  We are waiting to find out the gender first.


That’s all for now…  Thanks for the continued well wishes and prayers!

    • Shanna
    • June 4th, 2013

    I always imagined belly sleepers to turn into teeter totters on their bellies at night. ;) I am a back sleeper, that was a hard habit to break too!

  1. You are the cutest pregnant lady ever! Having a big body pillow really helped me sleep during the second and third trimesters — I tucked one end between my legs and one between my arms.

    Can’t wait to meet the little one! Maybe some play dates are in our future … :)

    • Lisa
    • June 5th, 2013

    Aww, I like that you are sharing these moments Amanda. It helps bring me back to “the days of pregnancy”. I am so happy for you and Tony! You look absolutely beautiful!

    • Amanda
    • June 19th, 2013

    Thank you so much for the comments! I have since turned into a side sleeper with a body pillow. It’s going well!

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