When I turned 17 weeks I told my husband I finally feel like I am getting somewhere! I don't feel like I'm just barely pregnant. If that makes any sense. :-) I guess its also that I am coming close the the 1/2 way mark.
I feel baby move ALOT! It kicks and does flips or SOMETHING. This child is very active, more so than I ever imagined! It was very cool when my husband was able to feel the baby kick him. Not something I was expecting yet.
I am getting more energy back but I think part of it is I am finally on some good Prenatal Vitamins. But its nice for sure. I'm not sleeping very good at night due to not sleeping on my stomach and just being uncomfortable sleeping on my side or back. I use to sleep like a ROCK through the night and I never woke up.... but now I'm awake every 1 hour or so. Not cool. I even use tons of pillows to make myself comfortable but they disappear in the night. Hopefully I will get somewhat use to it before to long.
Today I had another appt. and looks like everything is going just fine! I don't need the glucose test till 28-29 weeks she said as everything is looking ok so far! Just got to keep eating right!
Baby's heartbeat was strong and loud! Love hearing it!!!
I was very sad although when I asked her if I was going to get my US to see what baby is at my next appt in 4 weeks, I would be 21 weeks. And found out that I won't be getting it till 25 weeks which is another 8 weeks away!!!! I was very disappointed. Sigh... I'm so ready to find out what it is!!! But I guess we will be waiting another 8 weeks.
So baby is:
About 5 inches long from head to rump. They don't measure to head to feet till after 20 weeks as baby is so curled up they have a hard time telling from what I understand. So its a bit longer than 5 inches for its legs.
And about 5.3-7.0 ounces in weight.
Fine hair called lanugo is starting to appear.
Baby's fingerprints and toeprints are forming.
Baby's teeth beginning to form enamel.
Baby can move it's joints. (Um yah no WONDER its kickin me!)
Sweat glands are starting to develop.