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Bumpdate: 17 Weeks

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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!