Monday, June 15, 2009

17 weeks!

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I was up 2 lb last Monday at my appointment. Maybe it's more now!
How much does Baby weigh?: 5 ounces
Maternity clothes? Belly bands aren't comfy anymore, but I've been managing with yoga pants and skirts/dresses that I already had
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Not fabulous, but it's not horribl
Best moment this week: Baby H moving at the wedding we went to last Saturday.
Movement: yup! It's not consistent in any way, but I feel the little thing every once in awhile!
Food cravings: mashed potatoes. Love.
Gender: Ever since we got the date for the big U/S, I've doubted myself.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Innie, but it's slowly inching its way towards being flat
What I miss: throwing on a pair of jeans
What I am looking forward to: another wedding this weekend and, of course, our big u/s!
Milestones: really feeling that movement

My Baby
Your baby's ears are now facing forward and are completely formed so she can actually hear you talking now. You don't need to abandon your potty mouth just yet, but you might want to start thinking about it! Other highlights this week:

This week is also the beginning of ossification. And while that sounds like some long and involved paperwork you'll have to fill out, it's really a fancy medical term for the hardening of your baby's miniature bones. And that's a good thing.

Your baby's nerves are making more and more complex connections. Her sense of smell, taste, sight and hearing are all developing. A substance called myelin, which makes nerve connections travel faster, is now coating your baby's nerves.

Your baby now weighs between 5 and 7 ounces and is about 5½ inches long—about the size of a pickle from the corner deli. (You're familiar with pickles, right? Your regular accompaniment to a big bowl of ice cream?)

1 comment:

mrs.gardner said...

Your beautiful baby bump is growing!