17 Weeks {Gender Reveal!}

Hey friends!

I am just going to make you wait a little bit longer…..

hehe. I am so mean. So I made my fitness class raise their hands to vote on the gender before we began class on Monday, and those who got it wrong had to do pushups… Mwhahahaha. They love me though, so it’s all good.

So if you guess wrong, you can bust out some pushups too, mmmkay?


17 Weeks {Gender Reveal}


Baby Perks is a…..


baby perks -17 weeks

{thumb sucking}



Fun, right?

And now, because you all love these updates I am sure, here are the rest of my thoughts (which 90% of you won’t read now that you finally know the gender. hah)…

Baby Perks is just over 17 weeks today and is about the size of an onion.

Here’s what else Baby Perks has been up to this week:

  • SHE is about 5 inches long (head to rump) and weighs about 5 ounces.
  • Baby Perk’s skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it.
  • Her umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and the little fingers and toes now feature one-of-a-kind prints. And I got to see those tiny footprints on the ultrasound! SO cool.
  • She can move her joints (yes, yes she can! such an active little one), and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:

17 weeks -gender reveal

How far along? 17 weeks (& 2 days)

Baby’s size? onion

Total weight gain/loss: 5 pounds. But my doc isn’t too worried–he just said I need to gain close to a pound a week from here on out to catch up. Yowzers-that’s intense.

Stretch marks? nada

Sleep: This week I slept pretty great. However, bathroom trips are at least 2x/night….and I found out her head is resting near my bladder…that explains everything!

Best moment this week: Finding out our baby is a SHE & that she is crazy active! The tec kept saying it over & over–she was like, “dang, this little one is a mover!” My husband is not surprised, I can’t ever sit still! She also has a healthy heart beat at 156 bpm!

It was also super fun telling all our friends & fam the gender news. Most of my really close friends guessed right, actually-they must ‘know’ me well.

Miss Anything? Some of my jeans are starting to get tight & uncomfortable where they button (her body is right there, so that makes sense)…so I tried out the hairband around the button trick–that’s pretty nifty! And will be used any time I need to eat lots, even when I’m not pregnant. 😉

Movement: She is moving like crazy! So so fun to see that. However, I haven’t felt her yet. Hopefully soon!

Food cravings: pizza, apples, cheese, lime sherbet, berries, cucumbers, eggs, chocolate chip cookies and sour candy

17 weeks

17 weeks

Food aversions: Chocolate (by itself sounds gross. in cookies, yumm), & caramel, & almond butter still don’t sound good. I’ve also not been loving granola for some odd reason? I think I’ve eaten too much of it lately.

Anything making you queasy or sick: It seems to be getting better! Finally.


Labor Signs: Obviously none.

Symptoms: Not many actually. I feel pretty awesome. Another side note-my chest has grown again, I think! It’s like daaaaannng. Do they ever stop? haha (The only time I don’t feel fab is if I eat my pills without enough food in my stomach….that, I’ve discovered, is a no-no)

Belly Button in or out? In. probably will stay that way.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Maternity clothes? The pink top in the above photo is a maternity one! I love how the maternity shirts & tanks are LONG. My torso is long (I’m 5’8′), so it’s nice to have shirts that are longer. I haven’t worn any bottoms that are maternity yet.

Baby items purchased? nada.

Happy or moody most of the time: happy!! Except for a sad night when I could not fall asleep for the life of me. Then I was frustrated.

Funny moments this week: Sitting down with a huge bowl of lime sherbet & texting my husband about the awesomeness of that. It was pretty funny. Also funny/cool: how I’ve started feeling rounder! I’m officially entering the questionable ‘is she letting herself go?’ stage. Ya know, the one where people who aren’t sure ask their friends or themselves that… hah

Looking forward to: Feeling her MOVE!!!!


Fitness Thoughts at 17 weeks:

  • I’m feeling great fitness-wise!
  • On that note, I’ve noticed I have a lot more energy than I used to have (ahem, first trimester, I am looking at you), so that’s been fantastic. Plus, endorphins, I really love you. And it seems she does too!
  • GRIT is definitely still harder nowadays, and so I coach a lot more. (like I said last week). However, GRIT does end in 2 weeks-which is both real sad & a bit nice. I will expound upon this in a later post this week.


Be honest–are YOU surprised we’re having a GIRL?!?! <—if you guessed wrong, did YOU bust out the pushups?! :) What delicious food are YOU eating lately?? Those of YOU with kids, when did YOU feel your baby move?? 

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  1. one of your food aversions is caramel?!?!? woooooahhhh you really must be preggo!! haha yippee for me for guessing the girly girl right!

  2. Trisha says:

    YAAAAY!!! I guessed correctly!!! :) Congrats on your little girl!

  3. Aww she already looks adorable! :)

  4. ahh congrats!! I had a feeling it was a girl! you’re gonna be such a fantastic mommy to that little girl!!

  5. That’s so exciting, congrats!

  6. CONGRATS!!! So happy for you :) Little girls are fabulous. I gained literally a lb a week the whole way through. You are looking fab

  7. I hope I look like you when I am pregnant because it doesnt even like look there is a baby in there! Chocolate chip cookies are always a good thing!

    • Chocolate chip cookies are always a good thing, for suuuuurreee! )

      Thanks–it used to worry me, but there is a baby girl in there, I know that! And my doc said the bump will come…I’m just trying to be patient! hah

  8. Amelia says:

    Are you sure there is a baby GIRL in there and not a few chocolate chip cookies? 😉 j/k. You are looking fabulous in the pink. I’m guessing that you’ll end up being one of those fitness instructors that you can’t tell your pregnant from behind, but as soon as you whip to the side, it will be all cute baby bump. :) CONGRATS to you both!!!


    Okay, now I have to go back and read the post.

    • Seriously, that is IMPRESSIVE. I will be having more than 1 at some point, so we shall see if you’re right with all of ’em! 😉

  10. CONGRATS!!!! Haha I thought a girl would be so perfect for you since you love PINK!

  11. Congratulations! Awww, I can definitely see the little miss in lotsa pink and some sparkled headbands like her mama. :)

    P.S. I ALWAYS forget to confirm I’m human when I comment. :)

  12. Yay!!! I had a feeling it was a girl! She will be such a cutie. :)

    I remember my boobs having another growth spurt right around the beginning of my 2nd tri too. Haha. And I think I felt Hunter move around 20ish weeks? You’ll feel her soon I’m sure!

  13. A GIRLLLLL A GIRLLLL! OMG OMG OMG OMG howwwww exciting!

    While I never plan on getting pregnant, if I ever did… I would definitely want a girl!!

    PS: I was a thumb sucker too… Until the OLD AGE of 13! Ahhh ha ha.

  14. Amanda Conklin says:

    I didn’t feel Grace move and really know it was her until about 6 months, but she was my first and she wasn’t extremely active. With Hunter, it was around 20wks and he was CRAZY. He used to make my belly do the wave lol.

    So excited for you! Hope you get to feel her move soon and she gets off your bladder!!


  16. I had a feeling it was a girl! Congratulations to you and your husband!

  17. Yay for a GIRL! Congratulations!!

  18. Yaaaay! That’s so exciting! She’ll be such a cutie. :) Congrats.

    I don’t find out for another few weeks, but I’m soooo eager!

  19. I thought my belly button would stay an innie too… but it changes once you get to those last few weeks! Huge congrats about having a girl!!! That’s so exciting. Love that you made your class do push ups for getting it wrong.

  20. Congratulations on expecting a little girl! It sounds like you are going to have a little mini-me since she is such a busy little bee! :)

  21. AWW I am so happy for you!! Were you rooting for a girl? I’ve always said that when I have a child I want a girl, but maybe I am bias. lol.
    I have been craving yogurt and granola like crazy. Eating it twice a day. I got sick of eating apples so I switched!

  22. Congrats!! I’m so excited for your little girl!

  23. So exciting! Congrats!!

  24. AHHH CONGRATS Annette!!!!!! SO exciting! So pumped for you and your beautiful family! <3

  25. Melissa says:

    Congrats lady! You are going to have a little miss running around. Kind of makes me want to find out, but I’m going to stick it out. You are looking way too good-so fit! Maybe I need to come work out with you. So happy for you.

    • It was fantastic finding out….just sayin’ 😉

      J/k. You’re impressive for waiting! I’m way too impatient!

      YEssssss come work out with me & then we’ll eat pizza after!! xo

  26. Maren says:

    yippee!! I was right! haha congratulations! :)

  27. YAY!!!! Congrats on the little princess! Let the shopping begin!!!! Hehe!

    BTW, you look so adorable and fab! <3

  28. yay! girls are fun :) congrats!

  29. YAY!! A GIRL!!! You would have enjoyed a little boy just as much, but a girl will steal your husband’s heart immediately :-) My first is a girl and she’s definitely Daddy’s Princess! I’m so glad your nausea has subsided and that you’re really enjoying this awesome time in your life!!!

  30. I KNEW baby perks was a girl! I just felt it :) congrats!!!

  31. Congrats on the baby girl!!

  32. Congrats!!! A little baby girl, so adorable!

  33. Yay, a beautiful girl- I read all the extra bits after dw :) How exciting! Get gaining girl 😉

  34. Oh, a girl!!! So exciting!!!! They are lots of fun.

  35. AHH CONGRATULATIONS LOVE!! you look fantastic!!!!

  36. I felt undeniable kicks (up to then, they were all questionable) around 20 weeks! Congratulations on having a girl…that is so fun :)

  37. Congrats!! Sounds like you are feeling awesome!! Certainly looking it!


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