Tuesday, February 7, 2012

17 Weeks

By this week, your baby is about the size of your palm. His/her eyes are completely forward-facing, sweat glands are starting to develop, and fat is forming. Your baby's body is also becoming more proportional as the trunk and limbs catch up to the formerly alien-like head.
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'm pretty much going to skate over the fact that my stomach doesn't look like the above picture.  Moving on.  
Nothing really to report.  How am I feeling?  Good.  Anxious.  Hungry.  Normal.  Usually my back hurts towards the end of the day.  I *think* I have felt movement but am second guessing myself.  Doctor appointment next Monday.  Sooooooo ready to get reassurance that everything is ok and of course to find out what we're having (although that likely won't be on Monday).  

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