Wow! No posts between weeks 16 and 17! Well, it isn't because life has been quiet. We all had a stomach bug over Thanksgiving weekend. It was AWFUL! I wasted a lot of my medicine because I kept throwing it up.... before we realized it was actually a bug. No medicine would have helped. We are all better now...hope that never returns!
Here is all about week 17, the week of the onion:
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, and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.
Less to say this week. I am feeling movement pretty much daily now. More often after I eat, and more if I eat something sweet. We heard the heartbeat the other day at home loud and clear...it was super fast like a galloping horse! Now I've read a lot that says a galloping heartbeat and anything over 140 is usually a girl... so my instincts may have been wrong in the beginning! I can hardly wait for the big surprise party to find out!