Monday, August 29, 2011

17 Weeks!

How Far Along? 17 weeks

Size of baby: The size of an onion

Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 4 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Maternity Jeans, yes, but still wearing mostly non-maternity tops

Gender: BOY!

Movement: Still feeling flutters, nips and pushing that definitely feels like baby movement

What I miss: Nada, not a thing

Sleep: Still sleeping pretty well, but laying on my tailbone for extended periods of time will wake me up

Symptoms: VERY thirsty lately

What I am looking forward to: Next ultrasound on September 12th

Weekly wisdom: That I just have to eat more than Im used to, even if its not what Im used to

Baby Ramey’s Progress

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 he's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. He can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

Your Body This Week

Starting to feel a bit off balance? As your belly grows, your center of gravity changes, so you may begin to occasionally feel a little unsteady on your feet. Try to avoid situations with a high risk of falling. Wear low-heeled shoes to reduce your risk of taking a tumble; trauma to your abdomen could be dangerous for you and your baby. You'll also want to be sure to buckle up when you're in a car — keep the lap portion of the seat belt under your belly, drawn snugly across your hips, and also use the shoulder harness, which should fit snugly between your breasts.

You may also notice your eyes becoming drier. Using over-the-counter lubricating drops may help. If your contact lenses become uncomfortable, try wearing them for shorter stretches of time. If you still have discomfort, switch to glasses until after you give birth.

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