Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ticker Change Day: 17 Weeks

Weekly Survey

  • How far along?: 17 Weeks
  • Total weight gain: 131: starting weight was 126.
  • How big is baby?: About 5 inches long from head to rump (I have no idea why they don’t count legs. Legs count in my book, but whatevs) and weighs about 5oz. That's roughly the length and weight of an iPhone.
  • Maternity clothes?:Yes!
  • Stretch marks?: No new ones so far.
  • Sleep?: Good, but still totally exhausted.
  • Best moment this week/Milestones?: We DID get to hear the heart beat at the appointment on Thursday! Didn't even have to ask; I guess it's a regular thing. Going strong at 154! :)
  • Movement?: Oh yes! MyLovf was even lucky enough to catch one particularly big kick earlier tonight :)
  • Food cravings?: Steak fries (which I got right after our appt) and red grapes (which I'm eating right now). Satisfying the steak fries craving produced a different one because now I can't get the burger I had out of my mind! It was amazing. Mama wants another!!
  • Belly button in or out?: Same
  • What I miss: Umm... nothing springs to mind.
  • What I'm looking forward to: The anatomy scan is scheduled for October 3rd. I.cannot.wait!
  • Developments: By 17 weeks, the fetal heart is formed and is pumping up to 25 quarts of blood a day since week 16. Meconium, the first stool, has begun to form in the intestines. Fat is beginning  to accumulate under the skin. Sucking and swallowing skills are put to the test recycling amniotic fluid. Bone is starting to form in place of cartilage.
  • Other stuff: LM is starting to react to me being pregnant. I try really hard to keep his routine and environment as normal for him as possible, but he has been going through some potty training regression and stopped wanting to sleep in his own bed. We're working on it, but it's been annoying and hard. I thought I was done with all of this!
Belly Pic!