Monday, November 19, 2007

17 weeks pregnant!!

Went and saw the OB this morning. He got my weight... I have gained a total of 5lbs (right on track for 1lb a week) and we listened to the baby's heartbeat. It is a fantastic 140 beats per minute!! I am supposed to gain 1lb a week from now until the baby is born. Yippee! I was really concerned I hadn't gained enough, cuz everyone says they can't tell I am preggo. Except my daddy did tell me I looked preggo last night... which made me smile :D

As for 17 weeks... this is what is happening!
Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and he's around 5 inches long. The umbilical cord, his lifeline to the placenta, is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby can move his joints, and his skeleton — until now, rubbery cartilage — is starting to harden into bone. Some of it will remain cartilage for years after he's born. A newborn's skeleton has 300 parts (a combination of bone and cartilage). As your child grows, some of these parts harden and fuse together. By the time your baby reaches adulthood, he'll have just 206 bones.

On a different note... I get my hair extensions today. YAY! I cannot contain my excitement! I am so excited! I will post pics tomorrow. Got a ton of stuff to do today. Found more mom pics last night (they make me want to cry they are so freaking cute!) So I am off to work more on the project :)

Ciao for now!


elysa said...

That's good that the Dr told you that you were right on track for your weight I know you were nervous. I wanna see your hair! I want removable ones so I can have long hair one day and short the next. That's not so practical though without looking ghetooo.

Katelin said...

Congrats on being right on track, haha. Seeing the baby must be so exciting! :)

Michelle said...

I can't believe you are already 17wks preggo!! By the way, Allison is 8 weeks preggo this week!! YEAH!!!

Andrea said...

Elysa: Yeah, I really was nervous about the weight. Thought I hadn't gained enough... but we are ON track :)

Katelin: Thanks! Next sono we find out the sex!

Michelle: YAY! For Allison. SO EXCITED! I know, seriously already 17 wks :)

17 weeks pregnant said...

Anytime of the day. Taking the best maternity photographs involves lovely timing. Coooool!!! Looking forward to see more pics.....