40 Weeks of Pregnancy – Week 17

It is Monday, and time for the newest installment of my week by week pregnancy series. We are on week 17, if you want to look through previous weeks, feel free to scroll to the bottom.
Week 17
Your baby is having a growth spurt, which translates into you also having one. Your weight may increase substantially around now. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. He will let you know if you are gaining properly or not. Honestly, I have no idea what properly is since every woman and every pregnancy is different. At one point when I was pregnant with Ducky I ended up losing weight. Not sure how that happened, but my doctor said it was fine. Does that mean I was gaining weight negatively? Like minus two pounds? Math is obviously not my thing.
Otherwise this week, in terms of your pregnancy, is pretty uneventful. Not a whole lot is going on with you. Your baby may have a whole slew happening, and is a very busy baby. If you want to know about any of that, most books outline it very well. I loved What to Expect When You Are Expecting, and Baby 411 for everything else.
If you are not too busy with other stuff, like work or real life, then try to relax a bit before the baby comes or before the wee little thing starts taking a toll on you, making it more difficult to lie down and rest your body.
How are those baby names coming along?
If you want to catch up:

Week 15

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