At week 17 your little one weighs about three and a half ounces and is about the size of your palm (or about five inches long). Not only that but your little ones body fat is starting to accumulate, and their fingerprints are starting form.
The journey is about to get even more interesting!
It might be time for a high-five, because that’s how big your baby is this week – the size of your open palm! At a less-than-whopping three and a half ounces, your little one is starting to layer on some body fat, though she’s got a long way to go before she’s anywhere approaching plump.
From here on out your baby will accumulate fat until it makes up about one-third of her weight. That means, by the time she makes her big debut, this skinny Minnie will be a relatively chubby cherub. But she’s not all lightweight. This week marks the first time your baby is bigger in size than the placenta that’s nourishing her. Now that’s something to brag about!
In other news, baby’s feisty little ticker is going full speed ahead thanks to another development this week. Until now, your wee one’s heartbeat was spontaneous and irregular. Now, her brain is in the driver’s seat, regulating her heart rate to 140 or 150 beats per minute. Take a listen. That steady sound will make your own heart sing.
Regularity is the name of the game these days as your precocious pupil is hard at work honing some key skills for her big debut. That includes making up and down movements of the chest wall in preparation for breathing actual air when the time comes. Sucking and swallowing sessions also make up a good part of her daily schedule now. And that’s a good thing! This way she won’t miss a beat when it’s time for that first delicious mom-made meal.
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Due June 20 2021
Due June 2021 💙
I’m due may 31 2020 😍 wishing all expecting mommy’s a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery 🙂
June 3 2021 excited
Due May 2021💕
Due May, 2021… so excited and hoping for safe delivery..
Due May 2021💞. I already have two boys💙💙 and pregnant with baby girl💜
Mine due 18 May 2021
Due May 2021👣👣👣 this is baby number 4 for my husband & I🤎🤎
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Due April 2021!❤🤞🏼
Mine due in April 2021, I hope all ladies who’s pregnant have safe pregnancy and birth.
17 weeks. Due in April 2021
I’m 17wks 2 days. I’m due March 30, 2021 ❤️ with my first baby 👶
Due March 2021.
There is nothing I want more than to have a healthy and happy baby. ❤️🙏
Praying for all the mommies and their babies, especially in this very difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏
Ahh I can’t wait! I’m due around March 18th 2021 🖤☺️💞
I am due March 2021 also!! Congrats to us!! This is my second baby girl!! I am so happy.
Am 17 weeks
Due March 2021 praying for all the mom’s to have safe and healthy pregnancy
17 weeks today!! Due date March 8
Heidi you are so amazing! Thank you for your uplifting videos!
Hi I am 17 weeks pregnant. What should be my sleeping position?
I'm 17 week's about find out Gender at 18 week's Due march 2nd 2020
Happy 17 weeks every mommy 💗
17 weeks today!! 💞 Due February 2021! 🖤
Due Jan 2021 with my second
First time dad girlfriend is 16 weeks and due 1/25/2020 praying for a healthy baby 🙏🏼❤️
Due January (: 17 weeks tomorrow !
I'm 17 weeks today ❤️
Im 17 weeks & 1 day pregnant! Our bundle of Joy is due make an appearance 01/11/20!
Can't wait to meet you baby! 💖
We are 15weeks and 2days today. Will be back to let you guys know about the gender. Thanks almighty
I am 17 weeks 1 day☺️