Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.
How Far Along: 17 weeks
Total Weight Gained/Loss: gain 4.8 lbs overall (+ 1.2 lbs this week)
Maternity Clothes: one pair of maternity jeans and thinking that even with the bella band clothes are starting to get too snug now.
Best Moment of the Week: feeling the baby move and getting our first gifts:)
Movement: the baby has been moving quite a bit and its very obvious now, the baby even woke me up Saturday morning with its kicking, Im loving it:)
Food Craving: chocolate milk
Food aversions: nothing
Morning sickness: none
Gender: tomorrow, less than 24 hrs to go! Our appt is at 8 am I cant wait!
Labor Signs: hopefully not for a long time
Belly Button: in
What I miss: sleeping on my stomach
What I'm looking forward to: finding out if its a boy or girl tomorrow
Weekly Wisdom: Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Psalm 25:4
Milestones: feeling the baby move! We have gotten several gifts and my wonderful cousin gave us lots of stuff Ill have to post them soon, probably after Christmas and well see what else we get:)
I feel like Ive gotten so much bigger this week, just for comparison in one week