"Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints."
How far along? 17 weeks
Baby’s Size: onion- which I normally can't stand, but of course, when you're thinking in terms of your child, an onion sounds great!
Total Weight Gain: Haven't weighed myself since I'm on vacation. That's probably a good thing. I definitely don't need anything else to worry about.
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes! I can still wear my regular sundresses, though. And some of my regular shirts.
Gender: I wish I knew!! have a feeling it's a little boy, though.
Movement: I feel little pops and kicks in my tummy now, mostly when I'm trying to fall asleep. I can't wait for some stronger kicks!
Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty well lately. Every time I wake up in the middle of the night, though, I'm on my back. I've read you shouldn't sleep that way after the first trimester... something to do with blood circulation. I always fall asleep on my side, darn it!
Symptoms: HUNGER! My Grandma is AMAZED at how much I can eat. I have just been SO hungry all the time.
Best Moments this week: Getting to spend time with my family- especially my baby cousins :) It just makes me THAT much more excited for this litle one.
Food Cravings: None, really.
Food Aversions: Well, I gagged on the seeds/grains in a multigrain bagel today...
What I miss: Not feeling like a whale in my bathing suit, and my husband.
What I am Looking forward to: We're spending most of this week in Cape Cod! :) And I FINALLY bought some new cover-ups, so I'm pumped to read and relax on the beach.
Milestones: Mmmm... I don't think there are any. Well, I bought our child's first onesies yesterday? Haha.
I plan to use this blog to raise awareness about omphaloceles and other birth defects, so the more votes, the better! thanks.