Monday, March 25, 2013

Bump update: 17 Weeks

    According to my pregnancy app, the baby is about the size of an onion. He or she is about 5 inches long from crown to rump and approximately 5 ounces. The baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord is growing stronger and thicker. The developing fetus can begin to hear sounds, like my heartbeat and the sound of my voice as it resonates through my body. Organs are now well-developed. The heart contracts at about 150 beats per minute, the kidneys create urine, and the liver is starting to produce bile. 
        I am still feeling good minus the almost daily headaches I've been getting. I try to stay hydrated to prevent them and I've found that if I have a little bit of caffeine sometimes that it can help too. Otherwise I'm feeling good and don't really have any pregnancy symptoms. 
        I didn't gain any weight this week and I can still fit into my regular pants. But I did buy a couple belly bands so that I can keep wearing my regular pants for a while once I can't button them. 
      I haven't been having many cravings this week. Other than Easter candy and Starburst jelly beans in particular. I have forbidden Tim from buying any more because we have eaten three bags of them together in the past week. This baby certainly has a sweet tooth. 
      Our gender ultrasound is this coming Saturday. We will have a 30 minute 4D ultrasound session where we will have the gender revealed and receive a DVD of the ultrasound, a CD of images, and six printed 3D photos. We are both really excited to finally find out the gender of this baby. We have both been feeling girl for the past couple months, but a small part of me now thinks it may be a boy. I will be happy to find out soon because really I have no idea and my intuition keeps flip flopping. 


  1. So exciting! Hope baby cooperates for the gender reveal!

  2. Can't wait to hear what the baby's gender is! How super exciting, I hope Saturday comes quickly for you. It will be so nice to know so you can prepare and start getting everything set up! You look wonderful!