Friday, March 14, 2014

17 weeks, bumping and moving

There's the bump, friends! (Pics are always fun.) We are 17 weeks and moving right along. I'm still in some of my pre-pregnancy clothes but have a feeling I will be transitioning out of those very soon as they are getting uncomfortable.

I had a typical prenatal visit this week: BP = 116/70, Weight = I don't ask, they don't tell ;), Baby's heartrate = 152 bpm. We are healthy. Love these boring appointments!

I've been feeling baby thumps over the last few days as well; that's one of my favorite things about pregnancy! We're still early so flutters are sporadic but Baby is making his/her presence known.

And as if the first trimester rhinitis wasn't enough, I am now nursing an annoyingly uncomfortable cold. The husband had it last week and decided to share his germs -- isn't he sweet! I've been sneezing, coughing, sniffling, headache-y, and not sleeping for about 3 days now. I'm hoping it's almost done. I'm over being sick and uncomfortable.My crew is out for Spring Break next week; they need a healthy momma! I'm ready for that second trimester sweet spot, where I feel good, have energy, and maybe even glow a little. Just kidding -- I've never been one of those "glowing" pregnant chicks.

Our next appointment to check on Baby will be the big ONE. Anatomy ultrasound is in a little less than 2 weeks. We will measure major organs and growth of baby, amniotic fluid, placental placement, and the like. It should be a fun appointment!

Leaving you with fun pregnancy stats:

At 17 weeks, Baby measures approximately 5" from crown to rump, but would be 9" if outstretched.  Baby's retinas are becoming sensitive to light, and baby is beginning to hear sounds. Fat cells are beginning to accumulate under his/her skin. Eyebrows, eyelashes and head hair are starting to fill. My uterus is the size of a cantaloupe (explains the tight pants!).