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Baby Bump Update: Week 17

Baby Bump Week 17

Time: September 4th-10th

Developmental Milestones:  Baby’s ears are developing so he or she is able to hear our voices!  Tiny fingerprints have also formed.

Symptoms:  Feeling great except my sleeping patterns have really been affected the past couple of weeks.  I don’t remember the last time I’ve actually slept through the night!  Lately, my lower back and tailbone have started hurting.  I’ve gotten the go ahead from the doctor to see a chiropractor so hopefully I will get some information on some helpful stretches.  At my prenatal check-up last week, I received a flu shot- wow, my arm is still sore from the injection.  Ouch!

Cravings:  Nothing new this week!  Currently, loving Strawberry ice cream.

Highlights: The doctor found the Baby’s heartbeat immediately at our check-up last week!  It sounds so strong!  We also made THE appointment!  We will be finding out whether Baby is a he or she on September 20th!  J and I can’t wait.  I am also really looking forward to the first signs of movement, which should be happening anytime now.  Still waiting on developing that cute baby bump.

*Credit: I found this charming blog, Little Baby Garvin, through Pinterest and loved her chalk designs documenting her pregnancy.  I couldn’t resist trying my own hand at creating a fun update sign!

 

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Hello, Baby!…A Glimpse into My Pregnancy Journal

I’ve started writing letters to the Baby during this journey in a pregnancy journal. Here’s a glimpse into what I wrote about this picture of 9-week old sweetheart!

Hello Baby!

We met your new doctor today (7/13/2012). You managed to scare the heck out of us at the beginning of the appointment- the doctor couldn’t find your heartbeat on an abdominal doppler machine. You remained quite elusive even after his second attempt to find you using a different machine. The doctor and your Dad tried to calm my fears but nervous anticipation clouded the room. To double check everything, the doctor performed an ultrasound. 

You were definitely bouncing inside of me with a strong heartbeat. The doctor reassured us immediately that you were doing well. He then spent some time focusing on different angles to show us your developing spinal cord, the arteries in your head that will form your brain, the placenta, and the umbilical cord. He also printed off the most adorable picture of you! You are so precious. It’s hard to believe that you already have little arms and legs (and a gigantic head!).  

Your Grandma just about lost it when I showed her the ultrasound pic. She is beyond excited for your arrival! 

I love you,
Mom

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