Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Week 17.

I know I haven't been doing a weekly chalkboard update, but it doesn't seem like a whole lot is changing with me. {as far as appearance goes}. I do feel like he/she is growing a lot. Last night we were sitting in the living room watching TV and I tried sitting real still to see if I could feel Lil' Mac move. I think that I've felt him move in the past, but it also could have been wishful thinking and dreaming that I felt him move. Well last night I am pretty certain that I felt Lil' Mac moving inside of me. It is a pretty cool thing and I hope that it continues to pick up!

We set a date to find out what Lil' Mac is.... drum roll please.....     


I thought that it would be a great way to bring in the new year!! {Plus that's right at 20 weeks!} When I told Bobby when we were going to find out he was excited, but also mentioned that that was the day it all started for us! {I believe you can go to the page about me and read our story!} We had known each other, but sparks flew that New Years Eve 5 years ago!! I am so excited to find out and give this kid a name!! 

I took a horrible picture last week {Week 16}

Week 16
 I finally got around to doing another board! I had thought about doing one at Week 14 or 15 when it was an apple, then he was an avocado... now at week 17 we're the size of a turnip! I love this little turnip inside me!

My husband got home right when I was getting done taking my picture. I'm not sure if he was making fun or if he's just plain silly, but I had to capture it on camera!! What a goof!!

Maybe he's gaining the baby weight!! Ha!
Someone asked me if I was having cravings. I said I wasn't, but my husband was! A few weeks back he was scouring the fridge looking for pickles. He found some pickled okra and pickled jalepenos. I say go for it cause I don't want that stuff!!

As far as an update on my pregnancy!
I stole this from other blogs I've seen it on! 

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain: 9ish
Maternity clothes? No, loving leggings, though!!
Stretch marks? none yet!
Sleep: Wonderfully! Not getting up in the middle of the night much yet!
Best moment this week: Getting to feel undeniable baby movement!

Miss Anything? I would love to have a soda, but I didn't drink sodas much before anyways!!
Movement: Like Gas!
Food cravings: I just keep saying junk food! But I have been eating at least 2 {sometimes more} Cuties a day!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No. Just have ugh moments every once in a while. Need to keep food in my belly!
Gender: ??? We're on team boy!!

Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? In, even though my husband says it will pop out any moment!
Wedding rings on or off? On. It's been cold, so they are loose!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy & EXCITED to say the least!
Looking forward to: Dec 31! Giving our sweet child a name!!

So that is it for this week! 
Be Merry!



  1. Sweet Mandie! I love the pictures of Bobby! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to find out what you're having :) Blessings to you!

  2. ba ha ha, i love that your husband gets into these photos! We find out just a couple days after you! how exciting! i'm team boy too. let's keep our fingers crossed.