Sunday, August 3, 2008

17 WEEKS


8/3: We are at 17 weeks and I feel great!! The belly is growing and we are very happy!!! Today I learned to take my own picture with Rob's new camera. He wants to be able to keep up in pictures while he is gone this month!!! I think I did fairly well!!
I had several people call today to check up on me! Rob left me a few guardian angels! Toni, thank you for being such a great friend! To my sisters, thank you! You guys are awesome! Lots of hugs!!!
Our Babies at 17 WKS:
*By week 17, each baby weighs about 4.97 ounces (140gm) and is 5.12 inches (13cm) long.
* They have a much more normal "human" appearance now.

* They hold their heads more erect and their body and limbs are longer in proportion to their head.
* Pads are forming on their tiny fingertips and toes. Soon individual swirls and whorls will be apparent.
* Eyes are looking forward now, but they are still firmly closed.
* Meconium (composed of products of cell loss, digestive secretion and swallowed amniotic fluid), is accumulating in the bowel. This black gooey substance will become baby's first poop!
* The umbilical cord is growing thicker and stronger and continues to rush blood and nutrients to each baby.
* In boys the prostate begins to develop.
* Their skeleton is tranforming from cartilage to bone. The bones remain flexible to make the journey through the birth canal easier.


1 comment:

Connie and Vern VH said...

Hi Nellie,
It is Christy's mom. I became aware of a web site where you can do a registry from several different stores on one site. A young lady I know in Germany has used it. I thought I would mention it for you to look at in case you would like to do your registry for more than one store and yet have access to it from one site. It is called myregistry.com. Hope it can be of help to you since your relatives are stateside. I believe you can add you Walmart items to it. Stay in touch. Hang in there. Rob will be home quicker than you can believe. Take it easy while he is gone. Connie VH