Pregnancy Update, 17 Weeks!

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Pickles, prunes and pregnancy, oh my! Your niece is 17 weeks old old now, and she’s doing great. Here’s a quick update.


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addicts,

Karen and Baby Girl πŸ™‚

P.S. Anyone else going to see The Martian tonight? I’m really looking forward to it. The previews look great, and I haven’t been to a movie in at least a month, which is a long time for me.

I’ve been going through popcorn withdrawals…


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  1. Jane says:

    So glad to hear all is going well. I didn’t have weird food cravings, maybe because I was having a boy. My boobs did get all Kate Upton like, but they were big before. I wish I had bra extenders then. You will definitely need new bras, especially for breast- feeding, but you have time to deal with all that. The one major piece of advice I will give you is to get as much rest as you can now. It was a little uncomfortable sleeping towards the last month and once baby boy arrived, well I won’t go there yet. Just rest,rest,rest.

  2. Lulle says:

    You look so happy! Glad to hear everything is going well!
    I love prunes, I like to eat them even without… plumbing issues. I just love how they taste!
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  3. Agata says:

    I was going to say- you look so happy but Lulle said it first πŸ™‚ I am glad you are feeling better! I don’t have a lot (or anything) to contribute on pregnancy but it was fun to watch your video anyways and I am looking forward to more updates!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the movie! I am going to see Hotel Transylvania 2 on Sunday with my bf and his son. Lol.
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  4. Christina says:

    I giggled out loud at “your niece.” Love you Karen!

  5. Allison C says:

    Loved this update on your pregnancy! You look radiant, and I think your face is maybe a tad fuller?! Stay well, both of you!
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  6. Stephanie Smith says:

    Yes for prune juice! I know exactly what you mean, as I had the same…experience. Lol! It’s the iron in your pre-natal vitamins. Water and fiber are your two best friends right now. It gets better, I promise! Feeling her kick is the most amazing thing, proof that there is actually someone in there, apparently a future soccer Olympian! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! ❀️

  7. jessica says:

    Hiiiiii BABY JESSICA!!!!! Happy 17 weeks, Onion! <3 <3 <3

    Go kick your mom around. As much as you want. Go for it. It's the only time in your life when she'll think it's cute.
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  8. jessica says:

    Also Karen, as far as TMI, just wait til you get to talk about mucous plugs! πŸ˜€
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  9. Chelsea says:

    You are so cute Karen! Glad you and my niece are doing well! Quincy, Mina, and Jiji send their love.

    One of my Trapeze teachers has plans to dress her new niece or nephew (it’s going to be a surprise!) entirely in clown costumes, LOL! Baby Halloween costumes are hella cute though – can’t wait to see what my 18 month old great niece and great nephew wear! Plus, my niece, the momma of my great nephew, is preggers again, so more baby Halloween costumes! Glad it ain’t me, but I’m so excited for you πŸ™‚ Any plans to use the baby bump for a fun costume?

    I thought I was going to have a peg leg for Halloween because of my ankle, but I should be recovered by then – would have made a cool pirate costume!

  10. Rachel R. says:

    It’s so exciting when the baby starts kicking. I’m glad you’re feeling better. I remember the plumbing issues. If you have you iron supplements, that will only make it worse, too. I’m glad the prunes are helping.

  11. Yessy says:

    Ive followed you for years! But never commented. I read “pregnancy” and I couldn’t help but smile! Man Idk you but I’m sooooo happy for you!!!!!

  12. Kwmechelle says:

    Yep, pregnancy updates will be my fave thing of this ENTIRE blog. Which is saying a lot because this is my fave blog ever. Glad the prunes are helping with your ” plumbing issues” lol! Your husband is soooo funny. Future soccer Olympian with killa makeup skills does have a nice ring to it. Glad you’re feeling better & you look great. I’ll say it again because it bears mentioning- pregnancy looks good on you. Thanks for sharing this sweet journey with us. 😊

  13. Shannon says:

    Oh, yay!! So great to hear an update on how things are going πŸ™‚
    I have to share this post about having a kiddo, and the love you experience:
    It really, really reminded me of the wonderful, pure love my sister has for her 5-month-old daughter, and I bet it’s how you’ll be with your little one! (Also it made me cry. So there’s that.)
    Hugs to you, Karen!

  14. Ahh you are too cute, Karen!! You and Baby Girl look so happy ❀️

    I’m glad to hear that your second trimester is going better than the first so far! Keep us updated! πŸ™‚
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  15. Arianne says:

    So so happy for you mama!! Has Tabs started to speculate about Baby Girl?

    One thing I wish someone told me about bras is to get some really comfortable nursing bras even during pregnancy that will grow with you. The best ones are Bravado Body Silk Seamless Bras. Seriously super comfortable and great support even for big milk-filled boobies!! And of course you can live in them after you’ve had Baby Girl. πŸ™‚ Just something to consider if you want to pick up a new bra.

  16. Metta says:

    You look great and seem so excited! Glad all is going well! I remember my cravings were watermelon and iceberg lettuce, weird I know with the lettuce, I’m just glad it was healthy stuff. I never bought maternity clothes either, I just went up a size or two in tops and used tube tops to keep my jeans up( u slide the tube top over your belly and unbuttoned jeans and it holds it all in place so you don’t have to buy maternity pants or have to wear yoga pants or sweats all the time). And you look simply stunning, I wish I would’ve been as lucky as you to still look gorgeous while pregnant, my kid sucked the beauty right outta me LOL!

  17. So glad all is going well! I laughed out loud at the ‘your niece’ bit πŸ™‚
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  18. Emme says:

    Haha…it’s a pickle JAR Karen. A JAR of pickles. LOL. So glad you and baby girl are doing well. You’re lookin’ great!

  19. Ruchita says:

    What a fun video! Thanks for sharing some updates. You look great and glad you are feeling better. Have a great weekend!

    P.S. If there is ever a prune shortage, Metamucil is good for plumbing issues too. πŸ™‚

  20. Hahahaha, I love that you actually HAD an onion there πŸ™‚ So prune juice eh? I didn’t even know that existed… Now I kind of want to try it πŸ™‚ Awesome bargain on that shirt. Maternity wear is so passΓ©, right, it’s all about finding stuff that you can rock during AND after the pregnancy!
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  21. JenJ says:

    I am alllllllll kinds of late! Jeez lol. Congrats! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ Glad things are going well. Thanks for sharing!
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  23. Jen says:

    Hahaha, Hunger Games over the prune juice! I wouldn’t have blamed you if you had πŸ˜‰ Glad to hear you’re feeling well, Karen, and that you have a little soccer star in there! πŸ˜‰
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  24. Sara says:

    Yay so glad to see this video today!
    Oh the plumbing issues, I’m going through that big time right now. (I’m just 8 weeks along) I will have to try that bag of trader Joe’s prunes!

  25. Tatiana says:

    You are absolutely glowing! You look great. I’m glad you’re feeling better this trimester. Get as much sleep as you can now. It’s so hard to sleep the last couple of week of pregnancy. More so once the baby drops getting ready to be born, because then she will have take up all the room where your bladder normally is. I swear I could have lived in the bathroom those last two weeks.
    If you get tired of prunes and prune juice, try fresh kiwis. They worked for me, maybe they’ll work for you.
    I laughed at the who soccer star bit. My Dear Husband thought we were going to end up with a place kicker for the Forty Niners.

  26. I am very lucky that I don’t need to rely on prunes, neither though my first pregnancy nor now, but I feel you on the need for new bras. The first time I was taken completely by surprise, i had somehow figured that just my tummy would grow and the rest would stay pretty much unchanged. Big mistake.
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  27. Cory says:

    I still rock a black tee with those stretchy sides that I got for maternity reasons, & I think it still looks super cute for sure! They’re a great idea, shoutout to whoever thunk them up lol!
    I was the same way with the pickles!! It does seem like a clichΓ©, but it’s so true. At least for your 1st pregnancy.
    & man, you are handling the kicks well! You’re actually processing everything about your pregnancy super well! You’re going to be a great mother, Karen. You’re so obviously cut out for it πŸ™‚

  28. Carin says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy your second trimester!

  29. mkdallas says:

    You look joyful and gorgeous! Congratulations again and thanks for sharing this video. Feeling that first kick is indeed awe-inspiring and wondrous. Also, the 2nd trimester is really great; enjoy it!

  30. Maria Cook says:

    Congrats on your pregnancy!!!

  31. Erin says:

    Fiber is your friend. Avocados are a easy to digest source of fiber. Get your guac on!
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  32. Michaela says:

    Treasure these moments! How exciting for El Hub and you!

  33. KK says:

    You look fantastic!
    We need a bump pic πŸ™‚ And once you hit 35 weeks start taking colace like its candy. Trust me. I had 3 babies in 4 years!!

  34. Renee says:

    Karen, MAC Hush has nothing on your natural glow!! I’m a nurse and one thing that seems to help a lot of patients when their plumbing gets botched up is prune juice that has been heated up. Just thought that it might help. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your update and allowing us readers to go on this wonderful journey with you! No doubt your daughter is going to be the coolest on the block thanks to the awesome mom she has…Yay to 2nd trimester and pickles. I’m not pregnant and could eat them every day.

  35. Kim says:

    So glad you’re feeling as fab as you look! πŸ™‚ Keep eating whatever foods make you happy, even if they seem a little weird. And I’ll echo everyone else about the iron supplements. Drink lots of water and keep getting that fiber!

  36. Pamela Haddad says:

    You look and sound so happy and in control! You go, girl!

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