17 Weeks

Size of baby: a little over 5 inches (about the size of a grapefruit)

Sleep: It’s getting really difficult for me to get comfortable. My back always hurts. 

Cravings: I haven’t really had any this week, actually. 
Symptoms: backaches, headaches 
Fetal Movement: I’ve definitely felt him/her! When it first started it felt more like a slushing but now I feel tapping too. (kicks?)
What I Look Forward To: Finding out whether my baby is a boy/girl in three and a half weeks!

Other Interesting Info: There are many natural health practitioners that believe in the power of touch. Though your little one is still very small, your touch may do much to help him feel safe and warm inside the womb. If you haven’t started already, you might consider rubbing your ‘pooch’ in calming circular motions. This will not only help comfort your little one, but will help initiate the bonding process with you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and after. 

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