Saturday, August 14, 2010

week 17

sorry about the weird font, I have tried a million times to fix it and it wont fix it.
week 17
Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your 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.

(sorry for the horrible Photo Booth photo, but I am lazy and pregnant)

Wow, I am 17 weeks pregnant. It went so slowly in the first trimester but now that I am in the second trimester time is just flying by. I think it is because I am seeing my belly grow and feeling the little bean move around in there. I feel most movement in the evening when I have settled down and am either watching a movie, reading or just laying down going to sleep. Sometimes it'll just be a little thump but most of the time its like 5-7 thumps in a row. Its so exciting I wish Dan could feel the baby moving in there, I think he would cry! I read that the baby can most likely hear my voice now, so whenever I am listening to music and a song comes on I sing it!

picture stolen from my Dad's facebook page

Anyway the weather has been beautiful and today Dan, my Dad and I took full advantage of it. We took my Dad's small boat over to an island in the channel and had a little picnic on a beach all to ourselves. (I have pictures but my camera is dead so I'll have to load them later) After we had lunch we cruised the boat around the channel for a while and then came back in. It was still early in the day so Dan and I took the scooter and motorcycle out for a ride in the valley (yes, I am pregnant and road my scooter) We went to the thrift store where I found some vintage retro fabric and a Levi's infant jean jacket! Then we went to the used book store and consignment shop. We each found something but not as cool as an infant jean jackets so its not worth mentioning. After we completed our typical Saturday shopping rounds we went and got some stuff to BBQ. Took it over to my Dad's house and cooked it up and had a delicious dinner to finished the beautiful day off with.
I hope tomorrow is beautiful, again!


Maggie May said...

i am 24 weeks pregnant and love those fruit centered size updates! so cute and funny. my baby is the size of a large mango!

Maggie May said...

or wait, was it another melon? lol

happy owl erin said...

guess who's face I just saw over at Sometime's Sweet?! So glad you decided to be featured, congrats.

ashleigh said...

Saw your feature on Sometimes Sweet. Love the tattoos! I plan on getting a half selve of flowers so your was def. an inspiration!!! Also... we spell Ashleigh the same way! I love finding people who spell it the way I do! Good luck on your pregnancy!!! :)

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

loved your feature on sometimes sweet. :) and congrats on the little one!! thats so great

Christen Krumm said...

hey! just found you via danielle's web site!! love your blog! congratulations on being a momma! it's soooo fun (i had my first last november...)


Erica Schrag said...

also found your site via Danielle's. you have the best hair!

Anonymous said...

Hey kiddo, as usual I enjoy reading your stories and I enjoyed your featurette on sometimes sweet. The BBQ last Sat was fun but you left out part of the story so allow me to add it here. "Dan and i went shopping for food for the BBQ, but after buying it all realized we had ridden over on the M/C and had no place to carry it so we called my Dad and he came and got it for us. Seemd fitting since the BBQ was at his house" oops forgot to add :my Dad is such a hero" LOL Love ya, great blog.