Return of The Bump: 17 weeks pregnant

Today I am 17 weeks and 4 days pregnant and feeling it! But still with the ever shrinking/ growing bump. Now you see it…


return of the bump 17 weeks now you see it~

Now you don’t!

return of the bump 17 weeks now you don't~

Or something. I know you can still see it, technically, but I am still at that having to tell people stage. My bump does not enter the room before me. And actually, I’m glad. Despite the sickness and the tiredness and the not being able to have a glass of wine, I am actually starting to like being pregnant. I am wanting it to slow down a little. In a couple of weeks we have our 20 week scan and then, from experience, things usually fly. I’m happy to take ‘is she, isn’t she?’ for a little longer now!

This week the poppyseed is now the size of a rather unromantic sounding turnip! Ha. Apparently the size of my palm and weighing around 5 ounces. That certainly doesn’t account for how heavy I feel right now, but hey ho. Baby is joining in on this whole developing fat thing too, so it’s nice to know I’m not on my own here. The brain is now regulating the heart, so it no longer beats randomly; now it is pumping twice as fast as mine (and mine races now and then!), regular and -hopefully- strong. Next week I hope the midwife will take a listen and let me hear this happening.

And me? I’m doing lots better. I’m back on the metocloprimide and it’s finally working again after a couple of rough nights. The insomnia has crept back a little but we can’t have everything. I’m trying to ward off the sickness in other ways still, with daily pilates and this week I took up membership at the swanky hotel pool round the corner from me so that I can swim a lot too. I read swimming is good for nausea so I’ll give it a go!

Emotionally, I think it is starting to dawn on me that there will soon be a newborn baby in the house once more. How’s that going to work? I mean, seriously?

Return of The Bump: 17 weeks~

Not My Year Off


  1. June 5, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    So weird how bumps do that growing/shrinking thing, really freaked me out with eldest!!!

    • ghostwritermummy
      June 5, 2014 / 1:16 pm

      Haha it is! I get how the bump can change depending on the time of day and what you’ve eaten etc but sometimes it seems to vary too much! x x

  2. June 5, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Aww lovely update post. I know what you mean about the vanishing bump – some outfits I wear and it is obvious, I am very bumpy, others, and you can’t really see it at all! Though I looked in the mirror today and it seems to have popped out that little more over the last few days! It’s not hitting me yet at all about there being a newborn in the house – I can spend ages without remotely remembering I’m pregnant, and then I suddenly see my bump and it’s like, wow, another baby, seriously?? The thought scares me a little! Looking forward to some kicks then maybe it’ll feel more real for me? xx #blogbumpclub
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    • ghostwritermummy
      June 5, 2014 / 7:14 pm

      I keep wondering if I will remember it all. And this is with 3 kids under my belt! 😀
      x x x

  3. June 5, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    My bump comes and goes randomly, too, though usually when I’m standing up, there’s no denying it. It’s normally when I sit or wear an oversized shirt or bend over or something, and it kind of flattens out.

    I keep freaking out about the idea of a newborn, as well! I have been watching old home videos of each of my kids and get more and more amazed they were ever that small and helpless! It’s crazy considering they’re only 3 and 1! Lol. But man it’s gonna be awesome having another little baby around to love on. 🙂

    I hope the swimming helps. I can’t go in our pool, as the bobbing makes me MORE nauseous!
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    • ghostwritermummy
      June 5, 2014 / 7:13 pm

      And you have your own pool! Wasted!! 😀 Hope you feel better soon too.
      x x x x

  4. June 5, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    So glad you’re starting to feel a little better now, and enjoying it too 🙂 Part of me would love to have another baby, but another part is quite happy to stop at three! #Loudnproud
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    • ghostwritermummy
      June 5, 2014 / 7:12 pm

      Ah, I always wanted 4 so hopefully when this one arrives I will call it a day! 😀
      x x

  5. June 5, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    Glad the nausea is starting to abate. That was my absolute worst bit of the early stages. And go you for the daily pilates! I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get into a proper routine with my yoga next week, once this manic week of work is over. I do a weekly aquanatal class and love being in the water even more when pregnant. It’s making me think that perhaps I’d like to try a waterbirth this time around. Possibly. If I’m lucky and things go according to plan… Thanks for linking up to the #BlogBumpClub again! x
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    • ghostwritermummy
      June 6, 2014 / 5:43 am

      I’ve already enquired about a water birth if I get the green light for a vbac. My hospital has one monitor that can be used in the pool, and as I have to be constantly monitored I am going to cross ALL my fingers that I get it!
      x x x

  6. June 5, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    I’m so impressed with your energy this week… 4 weeks to go for me and I’m also not used to the idea of a newborn. But then again I’ve been doing lots of important things this week like throwing my keys in the bin. Baby brain has maxed out! #blogbumpclub
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    • ghostwritermummy
      June 6, 2014 / 5:42 am

      Oh no! And I don’t think baby brain ever really disappears either. God help me on baby number 4!
      x x

  7. June 5, 2014 / 10:55 pm

    Well my bump doesn’t exactly disappear any more but I know what you mean about the changing size, mine seems to get bigger with some baby wiggles and smaller at other times!

    • ghostwritermummy
      June 6, 2014 / 5:41 am

      Ah I love it when they start sticking limbs out of the sides! Haha I have it all to look forward to!
      x x

    • ghostwritermummy
      June 6, 2014 / 12:18 pm

      Ah yes, appples and water are my staple at the moment!
      x x

    • ghostwritermummy
      June 6, 2014 / 2:33 pm

      Haha I am sure mine is too- sometimes its an optical illusion!
      x x

  8. June 6, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Glad you are starting to feel a bit better now. A newborn in always a bit of a scary feeling at first isn’t it! I am sure you will swing back right into it all 🙂 x
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    • ghostwritermummy
      June 7, 2014 / 9:13 am

      Arrrgh! I guess I have no choice! 😀
      x x

  9. Michelle @ Bod for tea
    June 8, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    So glad that the nasty sickness is abating a bit for you lovely – your bump is gorgeous! I felt huge by the fourth month but to be honest it didn’t really start hitting home for me until the little movements started…. *tries not to get broody* xx

  10. Nicola Life Through My Eyes
    June 8, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    I used to get so freaked out when i’d wake up one morning and bump was gone, I think its so strange. At 36 weeks pregnant there is no hiding the fact I am pregnant now hehe x

    • ghostwritermummy
      June 9, 2014 / 2:53 pm

      Haha it is weird isn’t it? Ypur bump is gorgeous but you’re right- there’s no mistaking it at all!
      x x

  11. June 9, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Im nearly 23 weeks now and I longed for a massive bump – looks like I got my wish along with pelvic gurdle pain. Hooray.


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    • ghostwritermummy
      June 9, 2014 / 4:57 pm

      Oh no so sorry you’re in pain 🙁 Are you seeing anyone for it? I believe physio could help?

  12. June 11, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Looking lovely, you suit a bump x I am in awe of your ability to be so active x But then even not pregnant I am not active x Thinking of you lots xx
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    • ghostwritermummy
      June 12, 2014 / 8:36 pm

      I’m hoping that all my efforts will reward me with a vba3c! 😉
      x x x

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