17 weeks

 

What you’re thinking

OMG! Is something crawling on my stomach? Oh, wait! That was the baby!"

You’re well aware you’re pregnant by now, even if your Mini hasn’t started to make too much of a ruckus yet. You’ll feel random aches and pains in weird places as your uterus grows. It’s all part of the whole journey so don’t freak out too much. Focus on those little flutters you feel in your belly as your baby lets his presence be known.

Your baby weighs nearly 5 ounces and is a little over 5 inches long–the size of a baked potato. Your baby’s weight will increase approximately six times over the next four weeks. Good to know you’re not the only one tipping the scale. Speaking of packing on the pounds, that’s what it’s all about for baby this week. He’s adding fat stores that will keep him warm and cozy after he’s born. 

Your baby is hard at work honing his sucking and swallowing reflexes—all the better for eating that 2 AM (and 5 AM, and 8 AM …) meal in a few months! The finger and toenails are beginning to grow from their nail beds, which would explain why he’ll need them trimmed almost as soon as he’s born!

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About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on August 26, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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