Baby!!!!! Lol so first off poor Molly and Jon’s flight was delayed they had to get another flight then that one was delayed! I was not going to make it to the airport on time so ricky had to go! Our appointment was supposed to be at 11:30 but we got in at 12:15!!! Thanks to my amazing dr and the ultrasound lady who stayed over a hour past her shift!! The ultrasound went great baby Jolly looked sooo sweet we seen fingers and toes and ears and the nose I just bake the cutest babys ever!!!! Then they said its a GIRL!!!! It was so exciting. Ill update more later im tired and need a nap!
Im sooo excited to see if jolly is a boy or girl!!! What a fun time this will be!!! And Jon and Molly will get to see baby again! Jolly is very excited to see and hear mommy and daddy tomorrow! I told jolly all about it today and jolly is a wiggle worm tonight! Im sure ill let everyone know tomorrow but it may be later so try to wait lol.
Well were at another week! As of today we only have 4 more days to see if baby Jolly is a boy or girl!!! I still think girl lol. Were all sooo excited. Im hoping Jolly wants to move a lot so we get some neat pics! It should be a 3d ultrasound and they said they will video it!!! How nice they never did that with my baby’s! I think that will be a great keepsake for them to have! Im still in shock that were finding out so soon since I always waited for birth for my kids this is so different and exciting! Not to much to report im just getting bigger and loving it!!! As for baby….
Six inches long this week and about eight ounces in weight, your baby is the size of a large mango.
Your little action figure is able to choreograph Matrix-like moves this week. Arms and legs are finally in proportion, neurons are now connected between the brain and muscles, and cartilage throughout the body is turning to bone. All these upgrades combine to give your baby more control over limb movements. Which explains all that kicking, stretching, and bodysurfing (or rather bellysurfing) you’ve possibly started feeling by now.
Something else going on this week: Your baby is getting a cheesy varnish. Say what? Yup — a protective substance called vernix caseosa (vernix is the Latin word for varnish; caseosa is cheese) now covers your baby’s skin. It’s greasy and white and is made up of lanugo (that downy hair), oil from your baby’s glands, and dead skin cells. This waxy “cheese” may not sound too appetizing or attractive, but it’s there for good reason: Vernix protects your baby’s sensitive skin from the surrounding amniotic fluid. Without it, your baby would look very wrinkled at birth (sort of what you’d look like if you soaked in a bath for nine months). Some babies — especially those born early — will still be covered with vernix at the delivery, so you might get a look at your baby’s first anti-wrinkle cream.
Wow it all goes soo fast! Im loving feeling baby jolly move around in there! Jon and Molly have there flights booked for the 24! Im sooo excited for them to see baby again! I’ve been feeling good having some headaches but I know that’s normal. Now about baby!!! This week, your baby is hitting the height chart at five and a half inches long (remember, that’s crown to rump) and weighs about five ounces (the weight of that boneless chicken breast you’re making for dinner).
And now for the skill of the week (drum roll please…): The art of the yawn has been mastered by your baby (someone’s sleepy!). In fact, you might catch a glimpse of that adorable yawn if you’re getting an ultrasound this month. You’ll also catch a glimpse of all the fetal movement your baby’s doing — twists, rolls, kicks, and punches. And would you believe your baby is finally big enough for you to start feeling those movements now (or anytime in the next few weeks). So get ready!
Something you won’t see on the ultrasound, but you’ll know is in working order, is your baby’s nervous system, which is maturing rapidly at this time. Nerves, now covered with a substance called myelin (which speeds messages from nerve cell to nerve cell), are forming more complex connections. And those in the brain are further specializing into the ones that serve the senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Talking about hearing, your baby’s is growing more acute, making your little one more conscious of sounds that come from inside your body (which means you could both be listening to each other hiccup — a skill that your baby has by now).
Sorry I skipped week 16 lol the weeks seem to go so fast! Everything has been going just perfect. I love feeling this tiny baby move! It dosnt happen as often as I would like yet but I know it will soon. I love the big kicks and jabs! Jon and Molly have decided to find out the sex of the baby and im sooo excited this will be a first for me as I have always had it be a surprise with my own two! I asked if they thought they knew what it might be she said they think girl! Funny because I think the same thing!!! I can’t wait to see if were right now lol. So all the fun baby news this week! How big is your baby at 17 weeks pregnant? About five inches long and more than three and a half ounces — the size of your open hand. (Open the other one too and imagine your baby cradled in both your arms right after delivery!) Body fat (baby’s, that is) is beginning to form and will continue to accumulate through the end of your pregnancy. By the time your baby is born, body fat will make up about two-thirds of his or her weight (and will make all those chubby parts especially yummy).
Your baby is almost certainly listening up by now. In fact, loud noises — the dog barking, the doorbell ringing — will actually startle your baby (and also get him or her used to such noises; for instance, fetuses who regularly hear a dog barking will become babies who sleep right through Fido’s outbursts). Your baby’s eyes (which have fortunately finished their migration to the front of his or her head) are making small side-to-side movements and can even perceive some light, though the eyelids are still sealed. And since practice makes perfect, your baby is sharpening his or her sucking and swallowing skills in preparation for that first (and second…and third) suckle at your breast or bottle. In fact, most of the survival reflexes that your baby will have at birth are being perfected in utero right now.
And here’s some proof that your baby is truly one of a kind (as if you needed any!). Within the next week or so, the pads on your baby’s fingertips and toes will become adorned with completely individual swirls and creases (aka fingerprints).