17 weeks

How your baby’s growing:
Your baby’s skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now, and she’s around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

ohh sweat glands. fascinating. so i had my ultrasound on saturday at the peekabelly 3D place and it is a GIRL!! im insanely excited about that. i wanted a boy first and then two girls, and so far that is exactly what i got! (rethinking the third child now, tho). paul, lucas, mom, lauren, steph, and ross all came with my to the U/S to find out with me, it was really fun! im glad lauren talked me into doing it, it makes it more special to have everyone there. heartbeat is still at 155, and in two more weeks i’ll be going to the doc for another ultrasound and a full anatomy scan. *fingers crossed* that she doesn’t grow boy parts in the next two weeks, altho we all saw the triple lines so i dont think that will happen. i’ve found some gorgeous nurseries online. here is an example of one: glenna jean

in other news, aunt nephie (as lucas calls her) and ross have just left to go back to Boston *sad face*. now i dont know what to do with myself, b/c ive gone from months of constant busyness and deadlines to having plenty of free time. girl scouts will be starting in two weeks, so that is a project to look forward to. other random updates: i got my tank cleaned up and filled last week. lucas says “uh oh ‘gator” combining “uh oh spaghettio” with “later alligator”. we went swimming in the pool a couple of times this past week and lucas LOVED it! on fri the 2nd, he actually started swimming! he figured out how to kick his legs behind him to propel himself fwd and go places. that was after only 4 pool trips total. he can also climb in and out the side of the pool on his own, and loves to jump from the side of the pool down to us. we also tried out both gymboree with lauren, jake, and ryan as well as a gymnastics class these past two weeks. i want to sign us up for both, but it will depend on money and my ability to handle him.


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