17 Week Update & Belly Picture

Hey y’all! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted about our sweet bebe being on the way. We have had a busy few weeks of t-ball games, travel, planting the garden and flower beds etc. This time of year everything is in full swing.

I wanted to post a quick pregnancy update. I’m 17.5 weeks now! 🙂

Baby belly 17 weeks

Clearly the baby is growing. 🙂

  • I’ve gained 8 pounds which I’m very pleased with.
  • I’m working out 4-5 times a week at CrossFit. I love it. So much. I scale and modify workouts as needed to keep baby and me safe. I just want a good sweat and consistent exercise.
  • Although I can still wear regular clothes, maternity clothes (or one size up) are just way more comfortable. A lot of my maternity clothes are still too big, but I’m just making it work. No complaints here!
  • I’m adjusting my very plant-based diet to include more protein. I could LIVE on fruits and veggies, but I’m making every effort to get 60-80 grams of protein a day. It’s work!
  • I’m feeling really, really good. Although by the afternoon, I’m ready for a nap. 🙂
  • I’ve been feeling the baby poking at me a little bit. I think this little one must have long legs.
  • We are 99.9% sure that we aren’t going to find out ahead of time if this baby is a boy or a girl. I think a surprise will be fun!

17 weeks belly

Here is a side by side comparison of my baby belly at 17 weeks with Ridley, Cameron and this baby. It’s fun to look back!

So tell me, would you find out what you’re having? Or do you like surprises? Typically I hate surprises, but this is like the ultimate deal. I don’t care either way and I know a surprise is coming. Ha!

Have a fabulous day!




  1. Hi Myra,
    First of all, you look amazing! I’m so glad to hear you are pondering letting the baby’s sex be a surprise…. We decided to be surprised with our first baby and it was a great experience. While it was fun knowing with the second baby, it was also nice to experience a surprise, too! I enjoyed hearing everyone’s “predictions” about the baby’s sex and sharing not only the good news about his arrival, but also the news that “It’s a boy!”.
    Blessings to you for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby!

  2. Myra, you look absolutely beautiful. So glad you’re feeling well and taking such good care of yourself. It shows!

    I always kept the gender of my babies a surprise. Somehow, that “It’s a boy!” at the moment they were delivered was such a treasure. It was fun for me just to connect with the baby in my tummy each time.

    The world has surely changed since I was having babies. We never would have taken photos of our bellies! I wish that I had photos to show my boys what I looked like when I was pregnant. All I have are a few pictures from a baby shower before my oldest was born. How cool that y’all are able to chronicle each baby’s growth quickly and easily with your phones! Must be such fun. 🙂

    God bless you and your little one!
    Richella Parham´s last blog post ..Grace at Home No. 153

  3. We didn’t know the gender of ours, it made the birth days even more exciting! I loved having that surprise after all that work! It was the best! There are so few surprises left in life and that’s the best one!

  4. Thanks for that… I did try and make it better by asking if they could do a little nip tuck if they were going to give me a c section… apparently that’s not something they do! damn. It would have made it much easier to swallow if they did
    As long as she gets here safely right. But you know me, I’m certainly a medical wimp.

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