Thursday, July 29, 2010

17 weeks

Here we are at 17 weeks! In less than a month (Aug 25) we will know if Teapot is a baby girl or baby boy. Hooray!!! Cannot wait!

The bump says: Though increased blood flow is good for baby, it might be making you a little...damp. Body secretions (think sweat, mucus, nosebleeds, and vaginal discharge) are in full force. This week might also mark the first time you feel baby move inside you, but don't worry if it's another two months before you notice anything. (Or realize that this time, it's actually not gas.

Baby's now the size of an onion! Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. His umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes now feature one-of-a-kind prints.Baby Center says: 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.

So Teapot is either an onion or a turnip in size. On Monday we went to the dr. and Teapot's heartbeat is a steady 160! So baby Teapot is doing great!

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