Monday, August 30, 2010

17 Weeks!

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.

7 Weeks

17 Weeks

I have another "before I didn't think..." story. (It's amazing how many things being pregnant makes you realize) Before I was pregnant I read about how women can sometimes feel self-conscious during this time in the pregnancy because your body is really starting to change and your starting to gain weight but you don't necessarily look pregnant yet. I thought it was ridiculous - you're pregnant, who cares? I never thought it'd happen to me, but it has! As much as I love my growing belly - I'm very anxious for it to take true pregnant form. All my weight is going to my face and belly so I feel like a big square with limbs. It's frustrating feeling unhealthy when I know I have been exercising and eating well. Oh well, I'm sure I'll get over it. I just keep reminding myself why my body is stretching and swelling - I'M MAKING A BABY OVER HERE! :)

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