Baby is making lot’s of big changes this week! Can you believe your little one now has his or her own set of fingerprints?
In the next few weeks, you will know your baby’s gender (that is, if you want to find out!). It’s time to start getting some nursery inspiration! Be sure to check out our Nursery Decor Pinterest Board for all the best ideas for both boy, girl, and gender neautral nurserys
Baby In Action at 17 Weeks
Practice makes perfect so this week your baby is working on perfecting her sucking and swallowing skills. Another important thing your baby is working on this week? Adding fat to his little body that will help regulate his body temperature and keep him warm after he is born.
Baby Size at 17 Weeks
Baby is about the size of a pomegranate this week, weighs a little over 5 ounces and is around 5 inches long.
Your Body at 17 Weeks
Chances are you are really starting to show by now and most of what you are feeling this week is caused by your rapidly growing baby. Here what’s happening:
- Itchy breasts and belly. The bigger your baby gets the more your skin gets stretched and becomes sensitive.
- Growing appetite. Feeling hungry all the time? That’s your growing baby giving you a sign that she needs nourishment.
- Sciatic Nerve Pain. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and when baby puts pressure on the nerve you might notice pain running down your legs. Stretching and a heating pad can help ease the pain.
- Increased body fluids. You might notice things like sweating, mucus, and other types of bodily fluids are intensifying but it is normal.
17 Week To-Do-List
-Your 20 week anatomy scan is coming up soon! If you have not already found out, you will soon know the gender of your baby! In the mean time, take a good guess with our list of old wives tales to determine the sex!
-You may be starting to get more uncomfortable while you sleep thanks to your growing bump. Investing in a good pregnancy pillow will help you get better rest over the next few months. We highly recommend the Snoogle! You can find it here on Amazon.