I was 17 weeks yesterday … I can’t believe how quick this part of my pregnancy is going! June Bug weighs about 5 oz and is the size of my out-spread hand (that’s big!!!!). His/her hearing is developing quickly, and the little bones are starting to ossify (that means harden).
I got a very nice 17 week present – June Bug gave me two or three swift kicks that I could actually really feel yesterday just after lunch! It was incredible … after a couple of weeks feeling the occasional butterfly-flutter, actually feeling a perceptible poke was fun =) I’m definitely feeling more and more flutters … before it was only if I layed ABSOLUTELY still in bed, and sometimes only with counter-pressure (yes, I wanted to feel it so bad I would lay there pushing on my uterus … LOL) … but I can feel the movement now (I think) just sitting here typing (!!). Most of the movement seems to be concentrated in one area … I wonder if that’s normal and June Bug has just found a comfy spot in my womb and doesn’t want to move from it … or maybe that size of my uterus is more sensitive? Hmmm … I think I over-think this =)
I have my next appointment with my midwife on Tuesday and our big 2T (2nd trimester) ultrasound on Wednesday, and then we close on our house on Thursday!
Here’s what I look like now wearing mat clothes … I’m starting to fill them out a bit better =)
My poor belly button … it’s territory is slowly being invaded! My uterus is about one finger-width below it, and will be above it in a few short weeks … I wonder if it’ll pop out or just go flat …