17 Weeks (February 7, 2012)
How Far Along: 17 Weeks
Size of baby: According to babycenter.com the baby is about the size of a turnip (mind you, our baby measured larger then the estimated 2 inches at our 10 weeks appt--I may or may not be giving birth to a toddler!). This is what babycenter.com has to say about Gummy Bear's journey:
How your baby's growing:
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. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained 12 lbs, as of my OB appt three weeks ago. I worry that it is too much but my OB assured me that it is all good and to just relax, lol.
Maternity Clothes: Yup, aside from sweat pants almost everything I wear is maternity. Finally ordered some maternity scrub pants...thank goodness. I am so much more comfortable now!
Gender: Next week, next week, next week!!!! Woo-hoo!
Movement: Nope, not yet, but I'm excited for that to happen.
What I miss: Nothing really.
Sleep: Ok, I am getting uncomfortable and flip from side to side...often!
Symptoms: My main symptom is my hyper sensitive gag reflex. If I cough I gag--it's disgusting!
Cravings: Nothing lately, I am trying to eat healthier but it isn't working as well as I'd like it too.
Best Moment this week: Looking forward to next week, lol.
What I am looking forward to: The main thing I am looking forward to is finding out the baby's sex, I can't wait to find out if it is a little girl or a boy!
Here are the pictures of little Jelly Bean and her/his incubator for the next 9 months: