17 weeks

i know.  not the most attractive of veggies...don't worry, i am pretty sure our little one is actually way cuter.

cravings & such:  still...salads.  the bigger and crisper, the better.  i am also really liking sour things and chocolate.  i am trying to keep from diving head first into bowls of candy because unfortunately, the salad consumption doesn't really cancel out the sugar consumption.  darn.

the bump:  here it is!  peanut decided to pop out even more right around the time of my big work event last week...the one where i had to wear dress pants that cut right across my tummy.  yup, i am feeling it now.

cool & cute things:  the baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone and the umbilical cord is growing thicker and stronger...seems to me that peanut is preparing for some serious food absorption and growing in the coming months. the baby is about 5 inches long and weighs in at 5 ounces.  did anyone else notice that peanut has gained about 1.5 ounces since the last post? hmmm...that is a big percentage jump!  it is getting serious, folks.

new things:  baby can move his/her joints and sweat glands are developing [get ready baby, it gets hot here in the desert...]  as far as new things for mama...i am feeling some serious stretching.  that ligament growth is no joke!  but, no complaints, it just means that baby is growing as s/he should be.

meaningful moments:  feeling the baby bubbles more and more.  and planning our "reveal party".  this is just too much fun!

the countdown:  161 days to go!

current size: a turnip