184. 17 week pregnancy update!

How far along: 17 weeks 5 days.

How big is baby: The size of an onion, averagely 5.1 inches & 5.9 oz

Maternity clothes: I've ordered some MAMA jeans from H&M, but they won't come for a couple of weeks. Living in leggings! I also busted out the maternity bras as when I went to bed last night I felt SO sore! Feels like I'm not wearing one though!

Stretch marks: No, applying Bio Oil after every shower just in case!

Sleep: Okay, not great. Last night I couldn't sleep, even though I was SO tired because I'd gone back to work & walked for an hour to collect Daniel! Eventually drifted off about 1am, but Colin gets up super early now so he woke me up! Planning on going to bed super early tonight!

Best moment this week: Everyone noticing the bump & asking how I am back at work, makes everything seem a little real-er. Oh, and possibly deciding on names!

Belly button in or out: Half out!

Craving: Mushrooms, fruit & fresh bread!

What I miss: Being more energetic! After my walks yesterday and today (Colin has to take my car to work now, and our childminder lives across town!) I have felt too exhausted to do ANYTHING! Feeling like the worst Momma in the world.

What am I looking forward to: Still just finding out the gender, 23 days!! I also have a midwife appointment on Friday.

Milestones: Skeleton is hardening, and fat is accumulating.

Things are starting to seem really real this week, and it's so exciting! I'm constantly pestering poor Mum's of two for advice and reassurance about having TWO BABIES! OMG! But for the most I'm really thrilled, that Daniel and the new baby will have such a special bond as they will be so close in age! Even if they do fight, most of the time!

Feeling absolutely awful about having less energy to play and interact with Daniel, hopefully my body will get used to this walking lark soon & I can get back to relatively normal! Luckily Colin's been home earlier & my family are always happy to come and play with their grandson, so I'm very grateful for them!

Summer from The Crosbie Crew has started a fantastic idea, called "52 weeks of us", where she basically takes a picture of her family every single week for a year, & has invited everyone to join her! I'm definitely excited to capture our family together, as we hardly have ANY pictures of the three of us, and when our family transitions to four!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


  1. Aww its so gorgeous! I can't wait to hear the sex now lol x

  2. Awww, you look adorable! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!


  3. My you've popped, such a cute bump. Will you be sharing your name choices?! Finn's didn't get decided until he was two days old!x

    1. We will as soon as we're definitely decided!! Colin is such a wind up & sometimes I can't tell if he's being serious or not about liking/hating names!!! xxx