Week 17

Dear little baby,

Last week we had a doctor’s appointment just to do a check up.  I am happy to say I have finally put on some weight, it was less than two pounds, but it was still a gain!  This makes me happy because I was worried about your health, that’s what mothers do we worry.  We also listened to your heart beat, it is such a wonderful sound.

The most important thing about this appointment is that I made the appointment for your anatomy ultrasound!  On Thursday May 3rd  Wednesday May 9th we will find out if you are a boy or girl.  I am hoping for a girl, but your dad says boy.  I have always wanted a girl, to be able to girly things, like ballet and dresses and dolls.  However, two boys would be wonderful as well.  You would, hopefully, grow up to be the best of buds.

Either way we will be happy, but it is nice to find out.

There are things I want to start planning, and I can’t until we find out your gender.  They will also be checking the development of your organs, so there are other important things with this ultrasound, then just gender.

April 3, 2012  Here you are at 16 weeks.

At 17 weeks you weigh about 5 ounces and are the size of a turnip.  Your bones are starting to turn from soft cartilage into actual bone.  You can move your joints, and I can sure feel you moving around in there.  I have been kidney kicked a couple of times by you, and whew it was painful.  There is no greater feeling then you moving around, so I welcome every kick and punch you give me.

Love,

Mom

Movements

Dear Little One,

We are now in our 16th week.  These pictures are from 15 weeks, but close enough to the 16 week mark.  It is hard to get pictures of you.  I find that by the time I get home from work, make dinner, feed your brother, then clean him and put him to bed I am so tired and have already put on my jammies.

This week I have started to feel you move.  It comes sooner (like everything) the second time around.  I now know what it is I am feeling, because I have experience.  I don’t feel you all that often, you are still pretty small, only about 4 1/2 inches.  If I were to compare you to a fruit, they say about the size of an avocado.

A couple of weeks ago I had a good week.  I thought maybe all this sickness had gone, like most normal pregnancies where the morning sickness is confined to the first trimester.  But then it all cam back again.  I have to say though, being able to feel you move has made it all worth it.

I will admit that I do get concerned about you.  With me being this sick, and hardly able to eat anything, I worry about your health and growth.  I go to the doctor next week, and I am sure everything is fine, but I can’t help but worry.  After all, I am a mom!

Your limbs are becoming more developed and longer, which is why I am able to feel you roll around in there.  Your skeletal system is developing more as the calcium is being deposited into your bones.  You are even starting to grow little toe nails ❤

Can’t wait till the next ultrasound when we find you your gender! and get another look at your wonderful little face.

Love,

Mom