Saturday, December 31, 2011

17 weeks and monthly appointment

17 Weeks!

411391915ED840709F0ED1130ECCCFCD.ashx.jpgBaby's now the size of an onion!
Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. His umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes now feature one-of-a-kind prints.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Even though I had to work it was still a nice day.  I got a few baby items: 2 gift cards from my mom and sister to the maternity store where I can buy clothes, some diapers, and some mustella lotion for stretch marks.

I had my monthly doctor's appointment yesterday.  It was a pretty quick appointment, because the doctor didn't do an ultrasound this time.  I got to listen to the heartbeat again with the doppler.  The heart rate was 150 this time, so our little one isn't making it easy to guess the gender according to the old wives tale!  All of my blood work was normal and I'm right on track with weight gain, I've gained 8 pounds total.  My next appointment is the high def ultrasound on Jan. 17th!  

Garrett's hand surgery went great last Tuesday!  He is pretty miserable not being able to use his right hand for two weeks, but I just keep telling him it's worth getting rid of the pain.  He goes back on Jan 9th to get his stitches taken out.

I'm looking forward to 2012 since there are a lot of great things to come!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's Eve!  Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like all is going well! Happy New Year to you n yours...2012 is going to be an exciting year!