Feb 16, 2012

17 weeks, oh my!

According to babycenter.com:

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.

I am still feeling really great and have had no weird allergy related symptoms this week.  My biggest ongoing complaint is sleep.  This has been happening since about 8 weeks and seemed to have gone away for a week or two around week 13 but the restlessness and insomnia is back with a vengeance!  I find myself waking up in the middle of the night and having a really tough time falling back asleep.  The dreams have been very vivid and often times this is the reason I am woken up.  The doctor said it is very normal and unfortunately will probably only get worse as I get bigger and more uncomfortable.

Speaking of bellies, mine seems to have appeared overnight!  This is the only belly shot that I have taken this whole pregnancy so I am not sure when it actually happened but it has.  I officially have a bump!

This photo was taken yesterday morning at 16w6d.  I guess it's hard to see how I am carrying from this angle but to me it looks a little high.  Maybe consistent with the old wives tale for girl??  Who knows, but we will (hopefully) know for sure on March 12th!

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