Catching Up: 17 Weeks

Written July 15, 2014

Baby Pep,

Man, I wish you would show yourself! Right now, you're just present enough to make it impossible to suck in my usual food baby, but not enough to actually look like a pregnant lady! I was telling your Daddy yesterday that I was worried I wasn't gaining enough weight. Apparently, my fears were in vain because holy moly! Today? Your Mama wants to eat!

Our 20-week appointment is scheduled for Monday, August 4 and we can't stinkin' wait! It's the first appointment your Daddy will be able to go to and there's the added bonus of finding out whether you're a boy or girl! I always thought I wouldn't want to find out because I hate the idea of ascribing my unborn child a personality based on society's gender norms and expectations. If you're a girl who loves monster trucks or a boy who loves ballet, both your Daddy and I want that for you. We want you to be who you are without pressure and expectation. That being said, now that this is real for us, we can't wait to know. We want to begin to picture life with a wee lad or lass. Mommy will likely still dress you in totally gender-neutral attire, but the truth is- we want to know you, Baby Pep!

Until then, Baby Pep, lots of love to you. Your Mommy is starting to get over her anxieties and become more and more excited about you. We're going to have lots of fun, you and I :)


Mama just got done eating a LOT of Chinese food when this was taken! Whoops!

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P.S. Have any guesses as to what Baby Pep will be? Vote in the poll on my top right sidebar! 


  1. Aww I'm so glad you're getting excited and that the anxieties are subsiding :) Big hugs!!

  2. SOOO stinkin' cute!! Today your hubby said, "I'm SO excited to be a Dad, Mom. A Pops, Mom! How do I teach my baby to call me 'Pops?' That's what I call dad - can I be called that?" You guys can be called whatever you want...trust me, it will be what Pep decides to call you. I never once thought any of my kids would call me "Ma" or "Madre," but, you know what? It doesn't matter as long as they call me! :) Such an exciting time in your lives. And ours. MS