Bumpdate: 17 Weeks

Baby Lutzurious Bumpdate

Wow, I cannot believe it has been 3 weeks since my last update!  Time is flying by!  As you can see from the pictures above that was me at 14 weeks (can’t believe I am putting my bare belly on the internet) compared to me now at 17 weeks.  So much has changed, but overall I feel awesome.  Now that the Lutz Bump is in action, look for more ways to #stylethebump.  I am not going to lie, maternity fashion is MUCH harder than I expected.  I am trying to stay true to what I love, but these body changes are making it difficult at times.  I will be starting a Lutz Bump inspiration page on Pinterest, so stay tuned.  But, without further adieu…the updates!

How far along: 17 weeks + 4 days

Cravings: Grapes and apples.  Can’t stop, won’t stop!

Aversions: Any aversions I did have really have disappeared, but I still CANNOT stand the smell, sight, or taste of cooked greens.  SO GROSS.

Diet: So, between weeks 6 and 8, I gave into SOME of my cravings.  But, it honestly made me feel worse.  Since then, I have pretty much stuck to Paleo, and I have never felt better!  I am ALWAYS HUNGRY, but that’s not shocking to those of you that know me.  And of course, I indulge in a cheat meal, (or two!) per week.  Obi, dessert included!

Weight gain: 8 lbs on the dot.  I have ordered my first couple pairs of maternity jeans, but I am still wearing my regular skinnies as long as they are low-rise.  I think I am in between maternity and regular.  TIP: use a rubber band or hair tie to fit into your regular jeans until you are ready for maternity.  Simply pull it through the loop and attach around the button.  Voila!  I am not going to lie…this stage can be a bit awkward.  Am I pregnant or did I eat too much?  It’s a little tough to dress for business, but I am making work.  I am loving the stretchy, fitted dresses with a blazer for work.  Basically my uniform.

Bump watch: In the morning: small bump…At night: holy moly, it’s like a beach ball!

Mood: Mood is great!  Positive, energetic, and loving life!

How do I feel?  Not much has changed.  I really do feel better than I have in years.  I have a lot of energy, haven’t felt nauseous, and am really enjoying being pregnant.  I know, I know…I said the same thing before I got pregnant: WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD EVER ENJOY BEING PREGNANT???  But I have been VERY VERY lucky and am really embracing all the changes!

Body changes: Speaking of changes…I definitely feel like my muscles are smoothing out, BUT I feel stronger than ever.  Of course some days are a bit frustrating, but like I said above, I really am embracing them as much as possible.  It’s SO important to remember that everyone’s body is different, everyone gains weight at a different pace, and everyone feels differently during their pregnancy.  I try to avoid the “you should be gaining x amount of weight” or “your bump should look like this at week 17.”  It just causes unnecessary stress!  Focus on the positives if you can…SUCH AS: super thick, healthy hair; newly formed curves; and smooth, wrinkle-free skin.  Now I know why pregnant people are always “glowing:” your face fills out and the wrinkles disappear.  I am not sure if it is due to my new Ever Skincare regimen or the pregnancy, but my skin feels great!

Workout regimen  Nothing has changed here.  WOD me baby! I am still going strong with Irontribe, modifying where needed. Strong momma=strong baby, right?  I swear working out keeps me energized and gets me through long days at work.  I have become even more addicted than I was before.  Don’t worry, I am taking it easy and not trying PR.  Even though I did beat the hubs in the Irontribe 5K this weekend.  😉

Girl or Boy Prediction: I honestly have NO CLUE!  If I had to bet my life, I guess I would say GIRL.  But really, I am just not sure.  The old wives tales are ALL over the book for me.  I have not been sick, which supposedly indicates a BOY.  However, I am carrying Baby Lutz really high, and that usually points to girl.  The hubs swears (or should I say hopes) for a boy. I am really indifferent at this point.  Of course, I would love a lil mini-me, but boys sure do love their mommas.  I am just praying for a healthy, happy baby!

How will I decorate the nursery without knowing the sex?  You can check out the lutz nest Pinterest page, but the nursery will be uber-modern.  Right now I am debating between grays + wooden accents, gold + whites, or super bright colors.  Regardless, I know there will be a lot of white with some acrylic/lucite accessories.

Well, that’s it for this week!  I hope everyone had a FABULOUS weekend!  Next update will be next week after our anatomy scan.  Can’t wait!!  PS, we are sill not finding out no matter how much you beg!




  1. March 23, 2015 / 11:10 am

    Love your Lutz Nest board! Look like little Baby Lutz is going to be styling away in their future nursery 🙂

    • April 4, 2015 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks for checking out! Now, I just need to make some decisions. #toomanyoptions

  2. April 7, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    Lookin’ good girl! So fun to be bump twins. Had my 20 week appt today…crazy!

    • April 7, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      AHHHH!! So exciting!! I am 20 weeks on the dot tomorrow. We are halfway there! xoxo

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