Baby McGahen: 17 Weeks


I'm the worst, I know. Those of you who started following my blog for health & fitness updates are probably so annoyed with me right now for only posting pregnancy updates. And I apologize for that. With working on a new website client project + CPR/AED training last week + studying for my corrective exercise test + working 40-60hrs a week + being pregnant (and exhausted all the time), I've been spread pretty thin lately. 

I know that excuses are lame, and I want/need to get back to regular content, but I figure that something is better than nothing. So instead of radio silence, you get another weekly pregnancy update today! Yay! 

How far along: 17 weeks + 3 days

Gender: Boy

How big is baby: the size of a pomegranate

Coolest developments: Baby is 4oz. That's substantial!

Best moments this week: Laying in bed focused in on movements in my stomach and trying to decipher if they are baby movements or hunger/gas movements. I'm still not sure if I've actually felt him yet.

How I've felt in my workouts: I did some lighter weight/body weight exercises in the last week and didn't have any back issues. So this week, I'm going to try to get back into the actual weight room.

Symptoms: Stuffy nose, nose bleed, round ligament pain in abdomen

Cravings: Ice cream

Aversions: Nothing this week

Favorite meals this week: Greek salad + chicken

Things we bought for baby: My mother-in-law sent me a teething necklace + I purchased a maternity dress to wear for my baby shower.

Bump: My closet options have become few. I have removed any non-stretch jeans from my wardrobe. I also don't feel comfortable wearing anything tight-fitting right now because I'm not definitely/obviously pregnant. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that this has been a deterrent for me going to the gym -- feeling uncomfortable about the way I look in my workout clothes.

What we're up to: Studying for my corrective exercise test.

Prayer Requests: I have my anatomy scan next week, so just prayers that baby has developed all the things he needs.

Last Week of Workouts:

  • Monday - At home legs
  • Tuesday - 
  • Wednesday - Run 2mi
  • Thursday - At home upper body
  • Friday - Walk 30 min
  • Saturday - 
  • Sunday - 20 min walk