Tuesday, 21 July 2009

17 weeks

Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — their lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and they are around 5 inches long from head to bottom. They can move their joints, and their sweat glands are starting to develop.

*How far along?: 17 weeks
*Total weight gain: I haven't weighed myself, but I'm sure they will on Thursday
*How big is baby?: an onion or a turnip; that's either one big softball size onion or a small turnip.
*Maternity clothes?: Pretty much, yup with the exception of some tops
*Sleep?: Had a dream it was a baby girl named Ella with hazel eyes
*Best moment this week?: Pay Day
*Movement?: Flutters have turned into much more distinct pokes
*Food cravings?: Nope
*Labor signs?: Nope
*Belly button in or out?: Innie
*What I miss: Cheap flights to America (not bebe related, but still)
*What I'm looking forward to: Appt with my midwife on Thursday
*Milestone: ?


Anonymous said...

Please don't have a cake like this at your baby shower.


Melaina25 said...

Oh I've got Cake Wrecks in my google reader :)

Dana said...

I had a dream at about 17 weeks that I was having a little boy with red hair, even though I swore it was a girl. The boy part was right. I'm just saying...