Your Baby in Week 17 of Pregnancy
My how your baby has grown! She's about the size of your palm, weighs about five ounces, and is developing some body fat (join the club, baby!). Her heart is now regulated by her brain (no more random beats) to beat 140 to 150 times per minute — about twice as fast as yours! What else is up? She’s practicing the survival skills she’ll need at birth — like sucking and swallowing.
I thought this was hysterical:
Week 17 Pregnancy Tip: Snoring
If your partner finds your new snoring habit about as sexy as a hippo in a thong (which, by the way, you're starting to feel like), take heart. The stuffiness that often triggers world-champion snoring is common and temporary, another unexpected (make that inexplicable) side effect of those pregnancy hormones at work (that’s right, even your nose is affected by pregnancy hormones!). Try putting a humidifier in your bedroom, using one of those nasal strips on your nose to open up your nasal passages (doesn't look pretty, but it works for some people), or sleeping on a couple of pillows to keep your head slightly elevated. And if he still complains, buy him a set of earplugs — or banish him to the couch for the night; after all, it's more important that you get a good night's sleep these days.
(Thanks whattoexpect.com for a good laugh!)
The weekly emails say that Bean is the size of an Onion!!! No wonder the weight gain and "showing" came out of nowhere!! An avocado to an onion in a week!! And Bean will be the size of a sweet potato by Thursday! Hopefully on the 26th our little Mango will be big enough to show us the goods!!! Being pregnant is finally getting fun! :) :)
Another exciting pregnancy note... I felt Bean move for the first time yesterday!!! I was taking a much needed Sunday nap (my favorite!) and when I woke up and rolled over... BAM! There it was out of nowhere. I guess Bean really does want me to lay on my left side. :) It was sooo cute! I haven't felt anything since, so I'm guessing it won't be an everyday thing just yet. But when we had our ultrasound last Monday, Mary was amazed that I couldn't feel anything. Bean is rather active, so hopefully the movements will pick up and I'll get to feel it more soon.
The past week or two I've encouraged Matt to read to Bean before we go to bed. Since Bean can hear him now (how neat!). He finally gave in last night and took a big book of nursery rhymes to read. He put his face about 2 inches from my belly and started yelling! LOL What a goofball. I'm amazing Bean didn't kick the poo out of me for being startled. I let Matt know that Bean can hear him when he speaks in a normal voice and doesn't need to be hollered at. He or she isn't misbehaving quite yet! :) I have an awesome husband, and a pretty rockin baby too. Life is good.
This hippo in a thong is going to hunt down a snack!