The ‘Berry’ Pregnancy Diaries – week 17

Wednesday 18th September – 17w
Even though little man wasn’t here this morning, I still woke before 7am and couldn’t get back to sleep! I was planning a relaxed morning but by 8.10am I’d managed to take the rubbish out, was the dishes, put a laundry load on, and hoover right through! I did sit down after that but I ended up doing blogging things. So I am still as tired as usual tonight even though I’ve only been looking after little man half the day. 

Thursday 19th September – 17w 1d
Have been busy packing for our holiday today – well, attempting to with little man running around! The first time I have gotten so stressed about packing, which in turn has tired me out something rotten. And given me an awful headache which nothing has shifted.

Friday 20th September – 17w 2d
Was up early this morning to do last minute bits ready to set off on the 4 hour journey to our holiday cottage. I fell asleep on the way there, still tired from yesterday obviously! I’ve still had a pounding headache all day too which again nothing has gotten rid of, so an early night for me. 

Saturday 21st September – 17w 3d
I’ve noticed more bump expansion today! I’m definitely bigger this time than I was with little man, but obviously everything is already spread out! 

Sunday 22nd September  17w 4d
Little man has been an absolute nightmare, behaviour wise, today. I’m turning into a very stressed pregnant lady – pregzilla on the loose…

Monday 23rd September – 17w 5d
I’ve had immense munchies today. Wanted to eat anything and everything in sight. But it’s started a lot later this time than with little man. Which hopefully means I haven’t gained as much weight – I will get weighed again at some point but I’m not obsessing about it this time, just being more careful. 

Tuesday 24th September – 17w 6d
What a day. 

At 17 weeks, berry is the size of an onion.
The placenta is growing to accommodate berry’s growth.
Berry also starts to form fat under their skin.
Movements are becoming stronger and more frequent, with loud noises outside the uterus possibly startling them.
They have mastered reflexes such as swallowing, sucking & blinking.
The skeleton is changing from cartilage to bone.
They can move their joints and sweat glands are starting to develop.
The umbilical cord is growing thicker and stronger every day.

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