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40 Weeks of Pregnancy – Week 17

It is Monday, and time for the newest installment of my week by week pregnancy series. We are on week 17, if you want to look through previous weeks, feel free to scroll to the bottom.
Week 17
Your baby is having a growth spurt, which translates into you also having one. Your weight may increase substantially around now. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. He will let you know if you are gaining properly or not. Honestly, I have no idea what properly is since every woman and every pregnancy is different. At one point when I was pregnant with Ducky I ended up losing weight. Not sure how that happened, but my doctor said it was fine. Does that mean I was gaining weight negatively? Like minus two pounds? Math is obviously not my thing.
Otherwise this week, in terms of your pregnancy, is pretty uneventful. Not a whole lot is going on with you. Your baby may have a whole slew happening, and is a very busy baby. If you want to know about any of that, most books outline it very well. I loved What to Expect When You Are Expecting, and Baby 411 for everything else.
If you are not too busy with other stuff, like work or real life, then try to relax a bit before the baby comes or before the wee little thing starts taking a toll on you, making it more difficult to lie down and rest your body.
How are those baby names coming along?
If you want to catch up:

Week 15

New Year Resolutions

First of all, happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had an amazing New Year celebration, and came up with some wonderful resolutions. If so, I would love to hear about it, so feel free to comment below.

Like everyone else, I too have New Year resolutions. What better way to really stick to them than to make them public? Hopefully sharing these with all of you will add some incentive to really keep them up. Accountability is a wonderful thing.

1. Spend more time with my kids. Find time. Make time. Doesn’t matter how, just do it. Yes, I know, writing about spending time with my kids is completely counter intuitive since I am currently detracting from the time spent with them.

2. Gain some weight. I am currently severely under weight, and I have been trying all sorts of remedies, including eating like crazy over the holidays. Somehow I managed to lose more weight in the process. So this one will be a tough one, but I have faith in myself.

3. Working harder on my blog. This one benefits my readers as much as myself, and you can all look forward to more frequent, and useful posts this coming year!

4. Shedding the guilt. I have guilt issues. Whenever I take time for myself, even for things which are necessary, I feel guilty. You may think this is in opposition to the first resolution I have on here, but I strongly believe being able to enjoy the time I have to myself will enrich the time I spend with my kids. A sane mommy makes for a good mommy.

5. Update my wardrobe. Sometimes I look like I belong in the eighties. I really need to work on that. No, I am not using this as an excuse to go on a shopping spree. I swear.

6. Have a great year. Stuff happens. Good stuff. Bad stuff. And everything in between. However, every experience is relative. It can be good or bad depending on what you make of it.

Again, Happy New Years Everyone!

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