17 Weeks

H&M Shirt, Non-Maternity

Size of Baby Brickner:  An Onion!

Maternity Clothes:  I’ve been in maternity pants for what feels like forever now, mostly H&M brand which I have found to fit the best for the most affordable price!  I am really, really looking forward to Christmas (for lots of reasons), but I think Santa might be bringing me these JBrand jeans. They are definitely a splurge for maternity, but I think a necessity since we have a few more months of winter ahead.  Is it maxi dress season yet?!

Also, I feel I should point out why I very purposefully left off the weight gain category on these weekly bump-dates.  As much as that would be great to look back on for any future pregnancies, to put it bluntly, I honestly I have decided not to care.  Like at all.  I eat really healthy when not pregnant, but with both pregnancies, haven’t even found that an option.  Most of my normal go-to foods are total aversions now, & I happen to be starving all day, everyday, just like round one.  I gained about 40 pounds with Waverly, but between breastfeeding & being consumed with a newborn, lost most of it within a few months.  So I’ve decided not to stress it, I mean, would that be good for the baby?!!!! šŸ˜‰

Best Moment This Week:  Sharing the baby GIRL news!!  Most of our family was convinced that this babe was a boy, so it was so much fun to surprise everyone with the fact that Waverly was getting a sweet little sister!  We had dinner with each side of the family & let them each open an ornament, they were an odd number of blue or pink so they had to wait to see which one there was more of!  So much fun!

We also got our blood test back, which obviously confirmed the girl news, but also showed that our girl passed her other tests (down syndrome, cystic fibrosis)!  SUCH a good feeling. šŸ™‚

Miss Anything:  Sleeping on my back.  You really don’t realize what a luxury that is until you can’t do it anymore.

Movement:  Pretty much the same!  So excited for my husband & Waverly to be able to really feel soon!

Cravings:  Cereal & potatoes, which is exactly what my major cravings were with Waverly.

Queasy or Sick:  We are still feeling the last of the sickness, Waverly & I passed it on to my husband so it feels like it has been with us forever.  Hoping it’s all behind us so we can enjoy the holiday!

Looking Forward To:  CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!  I can’t believe this week is actually here, it definitely came out of nowhere this year but we are so excited! We had our first round of celebrations this weekend with family, Waverly loved it so much & it was so much fun watching her really understand more now.  I cannot wait to see her face Christmas morning! šŸ™‚

Hope you all had the best weekend full of hustle, bustle, & holiday happiness!


  1. December 22, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Looking stunning as usual! I sympathize with the no back sleeping, especially since liam still loves to lay on my chest! Such a surreal feeling to have the baby kicking with a squirmy toddler on top of me!

  2. December 22, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Gorg! I love these updates, it is so fun to follow along with baby girl number 2!

  3. December 22, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    I find I still end up on my back for now, dr said it was okay….because I was worrying šŸ™‚ you look great!

  4. December 22, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Aww, yay!!! A sister! Waverly will love that! You are looking stunning, as always! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

  5. December 22, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Girl I am the same way with the weight gain! Who cares! Absolutely loving Waverly's fur coat!

  6. December 22, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    You look stunning, momma! Love the color of your top!
    I totally don't care about weight gain either. You're SUPPOSED to gain weight when pregnant… I gained 40 pounds with Mia and I just found out a couple months ago that I supposedly gained too much? Whatever, my doctor never told me that. It's so different for every body, there's no sense in worrying (unless your doctor tells you to worry) or compare. Just my thoughts šŸ™‚

  7. December 22, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    Looking good, Momma!!! I agree about the weight…people will judge if you gain too much, not enough, too quickly, not quick enough…can't we just enjoy it without numbers?! Ha šŸ˜‰ As long as you and little GIRL are feeling good – that's all that matters!! xoxo

  8. December 22, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    I have that green top in Black! It is super comfy, I love it!
    I am right there with you about the weight gain. I gained like 40 (it felt like way more!) with Henry and I am right on track with this pregnancy. Henry wasn't a large baby either, he was average…so I'm not worried. I try to eat healthy when I can but with the holidays… I mean come on! You're going tell a pregnant chick in her second trimester that she can't have pie? No way. Haha. I say enjoy the pie!

    Glad your pregnancy is going well so far!

  9. December 22, 2014 / 5:55 pm

    Ok first of all, you look LOVELY! šŸ™‚ Second I LOVE that you are leaving out the weight category, I feel like we get so wrapped up in it as women and we need to LET GO and just try our best to eat healthy… in the end you are going to gain weight and you WILL lose it… and if not, you grew a baby in there, that's totally admirable regardless of the weight! xo šŸ™‚

  10. December 22, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Hi! I am 13 weeks of pregnant with our first. I will be beginning weekly bump updates this coming Tuesday, and too decided not to include an update on my weight. I have felt really good – kept up with CrossFit workouts and several runs a week, but the weight is going to come on regardless. I figure, after the baby is born I can work on unpacking the pounds although I don't think I will gain excessively! Kudos for you!!!

    Michelyn Cynthia

  11. Anonymous
    December 22, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I don't look at the scale either šŸ˜‰ the second time around (for me) was harder to eat clean. There's always time after to lose the baby weight, besides! you look AMAZING.

  12. December 22, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    Gorgeous momma! That color is always stunning on you and Waverly! And oh my goodness, a GIRL!!!!! How fun that is going to be for all of you…two girls!! And that lucky little lady gets Waverly's hand-me-downs!!! šŸ˜‰

    So happy for you!! XOXO

  13. December 22, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Ahhhh I am going to love reading these every single week!! You look AAAAAAAAAmazing!!!!! And so so excited for baby girl number 2!!!!

  14. December 23, 2014 / 12:03 am

    i bet those jeans will be worth it you hot mama!

  15. December 27, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    You are absolutely beautiful pregnant! I felt like a blown up whale and def, eat away!! Good for baby, and of course good for a mommy's soul!

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