Thursday, January 28, 2010

A late 17 week update

Why hello there! Remember me?

Sorry I haven't been around much. I went back to work on Sunday so things have been busy busy. It's always hard to do my weekly pregnancy updates on time (Squirt's new week begins on Sunday's) as I tend to work Sunday, Monday and Tuesdays for 12 hours a day.

I think I'm growing a weird baby. Bub's moves like crazy when I'm at work! Non stop wiggles, it's very very cute. Husband still can't feel bub's from the outside yet, but we're hoping it won't be too much longer. I really want him to feel bub's moving around.

We still haven't heard back from the landlord yet about the townhouse. Things are taking a while longer because of the public holiday. Fingers crossed all goes well though. We're thinking of going around to the townhouse again after measuring a few things and seeing if they'll fit. We have a massive 'L' shaped lounge that we're not sure will look okay in the new lounge room.

This week has been a fairly quiet week so I'll leave my update at that. I'm just counting down until my midwife appoitment on Feb 5th. I really want to know whether I can get a filling done. I had a really scary dream about the dentist the other night. I think it's my body's way of telling me I've put off the dentist trip long enough. Gosh I hate dentists. The rooms smell icky and I hate having someone stick their fingers in my mouth.

And we're also looking forward to our morphology scan on Feb 11th followed by a trip to Sydney on Feb 12th to see the cricket..... exciting time ahead!

What's Squirt up to this week: Week 17

* Squirt is now 13 centimetres long from crown to rump and weighs approximately 140 grams

* Her skeleton is mostly rubbery cartilage, which will harden later.

*A protective substance called myelin slowly begins to wrap around the spinal cord.

Mumma To Be

* Slowly feeling more energetic. I wouldn't say I'm full of beans but I definetly don't want to fall in a pile and sleep all the time (Just in the afternoons when it's nanny-nap time)

*My belly button is changing shape. The skin at the top is being pulled tight and my belly button is getting a little bigger. I think my uterus must be close to my belly button now

* My skin is starting to improve a little. WOO HOO!! Might get that pregnancy glow yet.

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