Being so petite, I totally thought it would pop out sooner. Everything I read lead me to believe I would. After all the baby has nowhere to go but out! But petite or not, I think 17 weeks is somewhere around average... but I totally thought I was going to bust out at 10! ;)
As you can see, the baby was the length of a bell pepper that week. (I am now 18 weeks and a mango... I'll work on a picture!)
Notable events of week 18 (aka 17 weeks)...
- The first stranger commented on my pregnant tummy! We were hiking, and a t-shirt, as roomy as they may seem pre-pregnancy, become much less roomy once pregnant... you can definitely see the bump through there. Anyway this woman was impressed I was doing this hike... and I was too! My hubby and his cousin led me to believe it wouldn't be strenuous. Yeah, right.
- I also felt the baby move!! I can feel it most mornings now if I lay still. So fun! This is on the early end I think for detecting movement, but again most petite women will feel the baby sooner... again less room for the baby to hide elsewhere.
- I feel way normal again! The nausea and fatigue pretty much went away after 13 or 14 weeks, but I actually feel NORMAL. Wonderful feeling! Glad to be back!