Sunday, February 24, 2008

17 weeks

How your baby's growing: Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and he's around 5 inches long. He can move his joints, and his skeleton — until now rubbery cartilage — is starting to harden to bone. His sense of hearing is also developing. The umbilical cord, his lifeline to the placenta, is growing stronger and thicker.

I've been feeling the baby move now for more than a week and it's really helped me feel closer to him/her. Jared is really cute and talks to my tummy now too. Having a baby is such a bonding experience. Seeing how excited Jared is makes me love him even more.


  1. I know--it's amazing how pregnancy intensifies those love feelings!

  2. I was like a roller-coaster (I seemed to have evened out a bit in these last months) for the first bit of my pregnancy. At first I couldn't tolerate the smell of my husband, then I couldn't get enough of him and was so clingy and needy when he would leave, and now I think I am feeling more emotionally stable and the reality of the actual baby is hitting us both.

    Anyway, enjoy your ride!

  3. Yay baby! I'm so glad everything is going so smoothly for you. Can't wait to find out what you're having!