Seventeen Weeks

thrifted belt, lipstick: revlon #668 “primrose”

This week I hit seventeen weeks. I’m finally starting to feel like I look pregnant (although this dress certainly doesn’t hide anything, so that little bump has been visible for quite a while), and it feels loads better than just looking like I ate a few too many donuts!

I’ve started feeling this baby at least once a day. Usually it’s in the middle of the night, and I wake up and feel it moving around, so I just lay there on my back and have a special little moment with my tiny babe. It makes me laugh because he or she has a favorite spot (just to the left of my belly button), and if I’ve been sleeping on my side and then move to my back, the baby always rolls its way back to the favorite spot and then just stays there, comfy as can be.

The strange thing about this pregnancy is that I feel like from the very first time I felt the baby move, it was just like feeling a much larger baby move around inside my belly. With Peanut, there were the regular butterflies at the beginning. With this baby, it was like a 30-week sized baby moving and rolling around in there, but only at fourteen weeks. And now, at only seventeen weeks, I’ve felt the baby from the outside, and even felt a limb or head or bum or something (it was pointy). This is obviously a very busy baby!

I still have no ideas about the gender, but I have started referring to it as a “he” more often than a “she.” Although I think that’s only because I associate being pregnant with being pregnant with a boy.

 Only three more weeks until we find out!


  1. You are glowing! Thank you so much for sharing your pregnancy with us πŸ™‚


  2. I love that you are wearing the same dress for each week. So fun! Ahh! Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or a girl! xoxo

  3. Jessica says:

    Merrick! This is so exciting! And you want to know something even more fun?? I am just a couple of days behind you. I'm due Nov. 3rd so it's been fun reading what's going on in your pregnancy and seeing the differences and similarities to mine! You look great!

  4. Jenni says:

    You look so cute with your bump! That dress is so flattering on you for your pictures. Have a great day!!

  5. Oh! You look so cute!!

  6. Britty says:

    GAAH!!! Oh man Merrick, you and your bumpity bump are darling.

  7. I love that we can really see your baby bump now! Sounds like you're going to have one active baby, whether it's a boy or a girl πŸ™‚

    The Tiny Heart

  8. Brit says:

    Oh Mer!!! I love that you can definitely see that little bump starting now!! You are beautiful and I love this baby already. I can't believe it will only be three more weeks till we will know gender! I can't wait!!!

  9. Sayaka says:

    Oh my gosh you have the most cutes bump ever!! Your glowing!!

  10. Olivia says:

    Merrick congrats! You look beautiful. We just found out today that we are having a boy/girl twin combo. Due just 3 week before you. Our second set of twins. So crazy. Best of luck with the remainder of your pregnancy. Such a fun time.

  11. Leanne says:

    Hello! You are totally showing! So dang cute…is it weird that makes me wish I was pregnant again? I love your timeline of pics. I want to do that next time.

  12. Ahhh! So cute! You're about a week ahead of me, and I've just started feeling Nugget–seems like about the same timeframe. Lots of rolling and flipping, but no major jabs yet. Mine usually happens in the evening when I'm sitting at dinner or in front of the tv–and TAP TAP TAP. Makes me grin every single time.

    You look gorgeous, mama!

  13. Ivanna says:

    How cute πŸ™‚

  14. emandtrev says:

    You are beautiful! Love the dress and the lipstick. πŸ™‚

  15. Kassie says:

    Gosh. You are such a cute pregnant lady!

  16. Katie says:

    You look absolutely adorable! I started following your blog a few months ago and I LOVE it! πŸ™‚ Congratulations by the way!

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