Week 17 – Chipmunk

Baby is the size of a chipmunk

Can’t eat enough nuts for this

Fast Progress, Slow Fuel

“The feeling in the belly changes every day, becoming closer to what I imagine the kicks will feel like.”

17 weeks already, things are going rather quickly and smoothly.
 
The main symptoms at the moment are dizziness and headaches, which come and go. It looks like I need more protein and I’m not sure how to get the recommended 70+ gr per day – it’s a lot! I’m considering protein supplements but, of course, the debate amongst parents is high. Some of the options seem very natural, with no added creepy substances. So, this might be a way to do it without eating multiples steaks and beans every day.
 
The baby is growing. The feeling in the belly changes every day, becoming closer to what I imagine the kicks will feel like.
 
Meanwhile, we are making progress with the preparations for the baby. We are getting clothes, information and what not. Picking a name is tough but we have a good front runner. We might still change our minds a few times, though, until we finally meet our boy šŸ™‚
 
We have been receiving plenty of advice on what to do, not to do and how to do it. It is a wonderful sign of care so it’s been mostly endearing so far, even when not particularly useful.
 
Pilates has been helping quite a lot. Although the last few days my arms were super sore. It can be quite challenging sometimes. Still, it is being super beneficial to me and to creating space for the baby to grow into.