3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pregnancy Journal - 17 weeks

How am I feeling and how are things progressing with the pregnancy:  I WISH I could say this week was uneventful, I actually had a break from running to the OB Doc, ultrasounds, and tests. BUT, instead I traded in running to my doctors for running my boys to their doctor because they both came down sick and then  . . . . .  I GOT IT.  So for about 48 hours I was running a high temp and unable to keep down much food.  I am so blessed that my husband has great benefits and is so sweet to me.  My MoG was able to take a family sick day to take care of the boys, because I was totally unable to.  I am back on my feet now and trying to catch up with things around the house, but it is tough getting back into the swing of things.  We go in 3 days to have our level 2 ultrasound and hopefully find out what we are having a boy or girl.  I can't WAIT to tell ya'll ;-)

How our baby is growing:

Our baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Our baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop

How my life's changing:

Starting to feel a bit off balance? As your belly grows, your center of gravity changes, so you may begin to occasionally feel a little unsteady on your feet. Try to avoid situations with a high risk of falling. Wear low-heeled shoes to reduce your risk of taking a tumble; trauma to your abdomen could be dangerous for you and your baby. You'll also want to be sure to buckle up when you're in a car — keep the lap portion of the seat belt under your belly, drawn snugly across your hips, and also use the shoulder harness, which should fit snugly between your breasts.

You may also notice your eyes becoming drier. Using over-the-counter lubricating drops may help. If your contact lenses become uncomfortable, try wearing them for shorter stretches of time. If you still have discomfort, switch to glasses until after you give birth

1 comment:

  1. Oh I can't wait to find out what you're having!! Our next ultrasound isn't until the middle of June :( I'm glad you're starting to feel better and that your husband is so sweet!