baby registering, prenatal yoga, some shake shack…oh, and 17 weeks.

A lot has happened this past week-all exciting, though somewhat overwhelming at the same time.

Today marks the 17th week…here’s what’s happening now:

Baby Size:The baby is about 5.1″ long and weighs about 5.9 ounces. Fruit size is about an onion.

Fun Facts: This week the baby is not only growing in length but getting thicker and beginning to grow more fat. The rubbery cartilage is now changing over to bone and the umbilical cord is getting thicker as well.

How I’m Feeling: I am feeling much better this week! Eating more normally now and getting back to my normal exercise. I’ve gained a solid 9lbs, which apparently is totally normal (although I am not quite sure what normal is these days)! My lower back has been giving me some aches but I think it’s just a matter of finding better sleeping positions at night. The snoogle is back in the bed (smothering Mach) but making me much happier 🙂

Mach and I spent Saturday morning registering at Giggle here in NYC. We had an amazing Sales rep at the Giggle Soho store who took us through everything bit by bit. I’m not sure we would have made it out alive without her! For now we are just registering at Giggle and Amazon. We love all the bigger items at Giggle and having Amazon allows us those additional items that our amazing friends have recommended, plus lots of clothes! I’m not sure M and I really grasped how much stuff a baby needs until we went and registered! Wowza.

Check out this adorable onesie we got from our friends Matt & Sam this past weekend. I am thinking this is more perfect for Mach than anyone else 🙂

I think the gift inspired us because we both wanted Shake Shack on Sunday. We took Soph and walked down to Battery Park City to indulge! Even Soph got a treat (poochini)!

I don’t eat meat so I had the ‘Shroom burger (Portobello stuffed with cheese and fried) on a bun with all the fixins. Right now our plan is for the baby to be vegetarian as well-at least until CLL is old enough to make the choice on their own.

This week was the first week of prenatal yoga. I loved it! I went to Prenatal Yoga NYCand had a great first class. It was just nice to be in a place with other people like me! Most of the ladies are further along than I am but it was great to see everyone still being active later in their pregnancies. The center is such a great resource as well, for doula recommendations, birthing classes, etc…I am going to try to go once a week throughout the remainder of my pregnancy.

Another plus of going to Prenatal Yoga NYC is that I get to go to the Upper West Side where I can sneak some face time with one of my dear friends, Chelsea. We grabbed a lemonade together after class and she surprised me with these bamboo swaddles by Aden & Anais! I LOVE Aden and Anais-not only do they make the softest blankets and swaddles but they’re so multipurpose. They can be used as nursing covers, burp cloths, portable crib sheets, liners for car seats and strollers, tummy time blankets, etc…the list goes on and on. M and I had actually registered for them and so I got to remove them from the list already! CLL is already getting royally spoiled by all our amazing friends!

As promised-here is the video from our last doctor’s appointment when we heard CLL’s heartbeat. Enjoy!

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