Happy 17 weeks. You are getting so OLD! It seems like time is flying now. You are roughly the size of an onion — over 5 inches long from crown to rump. This week your unique-to-only-you fingerprints develop. That is a pretty exciting milestone because you are beginning to become your own little person in there. I know you will always be a part of me and your dad, but you will also have your own personality and way about you, and I can’t wait to get to know you. Last night we had dinner with friends and we were discussing how the name you give your baby impacts their personality throughout their life. We have already picked out your name, and even without meeting you, I just know it will suit you (whether it is our boy name or our girl name!).
I have been feeling great this week. So normal I almost don’t feel pregnant! Oh, except for the BELLY I’m growing. Believe me, my body looks completely different now than it did even a few short weeks ago. I have started to feel a stretching and tensing in my stomach, but I don’t think I’ve felt the “flutters” or “quickening” that is you kicking and swimming around inside me. I’m anxious to feel it. Kick away!
No weird food cravings or aversions going on now, except ice cream. It feels so cliche, to be the pregnant lady shoveling ice cream down her throat, but I’ll be honest, it feels so good! Today a woman said to me, “You’re so tiny for 17 weeks! You look fabulous!”. It was so lovely to hear, and it made me happy that I haven’t gone off the splurging deep end (yet!).
7 days until we find out if you are a boy or a girl!
All the love in the world,