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!