Your pregnancy: 17 weeks

How your baby’s growing:

Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and he’s around 5 inches long. He can move his joints, and his skeleton — until now rubbery cartilage — is starting to harden to bone. His sense of hearing is also developing. The umbilical cord, his lifeline to the placenta, is growing stronger and thicker.

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  • Reply Kristi April 19, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    17 weeks already – wow! I want more belly pictures. By the way….I’m HUGE!!!

  • Reply Marcia MacNiven April 19, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    um…CONGRATS!!!!!! See on the 2nd…you’d best be sharing the confirmation pics with me that night! Cannot wait to see you!

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