I had my 16 week check up on Tuesday, the 29th. So far I have gained 3 pounds, my blood pressure was 128/76, baby's heartbeat was 141, and I have my gender scan scheduled for May 27th! If you want to guess baby's gender you are more than welcome to! :) My guess is boy, but I'm starting to wonder if it's a girl... I am having girl dreams and I feel like my hair is getting more red like it did when I was pregnant with my girls, sooo I guess we will see! My parents are planning on keeping the kids that day and night and the next day we are going to do a gender reveal for them. I am very excited about that :D Here are my latest baby bump pictures. I will be 17 weeks tomorrow. These were taken at 16 weeks 4 days.
It was a fun day and fun to surprise my mom even though she knew we were coming lol ;) When we got home I had a surprise waiting for me! I had a delivery notice on my door from a flower shop downtown with a note saying to call them. I called and they said they would bring my delivery right away. I got this lovely vase of flowers from my amazing friend, Stacey! I can't even begin to explain how awesome it was to be thought of and receive such a sweet surprise all the way from Canada ♥ One of these days I hope we can meet face to face. Her friendship alone has been such a gift to me even though we only speak through facebook. I feel like I have known her forever! Well come to find out, my mom was in on the whole thing! I had no clue. My mom called me that morning before we left the house and she was supposed to stall me so I wouldn't miss the delivery lol! Crazy enough, I was actually on the ball that morning and ready to head out the door. I'm kind of glad it worked out the way it did though. It was a great pick-me-up in the middle of the day. Just what I needed! Even though I think I made Stacey sweat all day hoping I'd get the flowers lol ;)
your baby's the size of an onion!
Baby continues to beef up. Now she's about 5.1 inches long and weighs about 5.9 ounces.
your baby at 17 weeks
- Her rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone.
- And she's growing some meat on those bones -- putting on some fat.
- She's growing a stronger, thicker umbilical cord, too.