Way to pork up, kid! No, not you, your baby, well, if you’re like me, then you too (high five).

Your baby is about 5 inches long (from head to rump – they still don't count legs yet.) and weighs about 5 ounces. So it’s the length and weight of an iPhone. Your awesome little minion is also starting to suck and swallow (punch anyone in the face that says something pervy about that) and is moving joints in preparation for doing the running man at weddings. Yes!

You are probably showing now.

If you are like me you laughed at that because you started showing when the pee stick showed two lines, or you wondered what the hell I am talking about because you’re wearing the same pants you did a year ago. Both are normal so don’t panic and ignore anyone who comments on your size. I have no idea why people feel compelled to point out the state of a person’s weight while they are gestating a human when at any other point in their life it would be considered rude. Keep in mind that very few of these people have many references for how big you should or shouldn’t be, so try to chalk it up to making conversation and go about your business.

Also, work on your ninja moves because people are going to start touching you too. It doesn’t bother some women, but to others, it’s like reaching out to stroke their tongue – awkward and gross. When my friend was pregnant, and someone would touch her belly, she would just gently reach over and touch theirs in the same way. It was hysterical and stopped people dead in their tracks.

As with commenting on your weight, I don’t think people are trying to be rude; I think they’re just locked in baby mode and forget that the baby container is an actual person.

17 Weeks Pregnant Cheat Sheet:

  • Your baby is starting to suck and swallow and has toenails!
  • This kiddo is doing some serious acrobatics because they have the skills and the room to twirl.
  • Your baby is about 5 inches long (12 cm) and weighs about 5 ounces (140 grams).
  • You have around 161 days before you give birth.

How many months is 17 weeks pregnant?

Seventeen weeks is just over four months pregnant.

This week's to do:

Pet prep. If you have pets, start thinking about preparing them for a new pooping, crying family member. Here's a great post to get you started.

Buy a waterproof mattress protector. They are inexpensive and save your mattress from any surprise leaks that could happen at any time (and are bound to be in your future). Here's an example of what I mean.

How are you feeling this week? Let me know here.

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