Tuesday, April 27, 2010

17 Weeks/SA Zoo

Today I am 17 weeks! I still feel great! I have been a little more tired lately because my thyroid levels are off track again. My Synthroid dose is being increased by the doctor. Hopefully, that will have me feeling up to par again. I have been feeling the baby move for a few weeks now :) Cody felt it move last week for the 1st time! He still thinks it is a girl and I strongly believe it is a boy! We will find out next Thursday!!

17 Weeks:
Your baby's weight has doubled in two weeks and now weighs about 3.5 ounces! The crown-to-rump length of your growing baby is 4.4 to 4.8 inches. If you spread your hand out opened wide, you can see about how big your baby is. 

Huge changes continue to take place within your developing baby. This week fat begins to form and will continue to do so until he is born. Fat is important to the body's heat production and metabolism. Right now, at 17 weeks, water makes up about 3 ounces and fat 0.018 ounces of your baby's body. In a baby at term, fat makes up about 5.25 pounds of the total average weight of 7.7 pounds. The placenta is continuing to grow at an amazing rate. The placenta will continue to develop in tandem with the fetus and it will weigh more than a pound at birth! By this week, the placenta is large and well established with a network of blood vessels that exchange nutrients and waste.

The eyes are facing more forward. The ears are now close to their final position.

Your baby is more flexible with ability to move head, mouth, lips, arms, wrists, hands, legs, feet, and toes.

Fingerprints are forming now.

This past weekend Aunt Ashley & Victor came to visit us! We had a lot of fun going to the SA Zoo, Papasitos, San Marcos outlets and to a few baby stores =)

SA Zoo:

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