Wednesday, March 18, 2009

4 weeks (and 1 day)

I'm going to be documenting the bump growth, so it only makes sense to start from the beginning. I've got a long way to go before I look anywhere near pregnant, lol. I've also seen a survey around, so I'm going to jack that as well. I'll have a new "bump" pic/survey each Tuesday on my week mark!
First off, a better digital picture (because obviously J is much better than I am):

The "bump" at 4 weeks:

  • How far along? 4 weeks
  • Total weight gain/loss: I need to get a scale...
  • How much does Baby weigh?: less than 1 gram
  • Maternity clothes? Not so much
  • Stretch marks? Nope
  • Sleep: With the general discomfort (the uterus stretchings, I guess) and having to pee every hour, it's been difficult to get to sleep (even before the BFP). Once I'm asleep, it's all good.
  • Best moment this week: Seeing that wonderful word "pregnant" pop up so quickly!
  • Movement: Just the uterus, I guess. Definitely not baby.
  • Food cravings: green beans and enchiladas
  • Gender: We've got a ways to find out this one.
  • Labor Signs: Nope
  • Belly Button in or out? Innie
  • What I miss: not being afraid to go to the bathroom, but I can handle it :)
  • What I am looking forward to: our first appointment- April 6th!
  • Milestones: BFP! I'd say that's a big one.

My Baby:
Your baby's microscopic heart begins to beat this week—although it won't be detectable with one of those cool Dopplers for a few weeks, so you'll have to wait a little longer to hear that satisfying "whoosh-whoosh" you're so anxious for. Here's what else is under construction:

With the beating of the heart, blood will begin to circulate throughout the body. Your baby's first organ system will be up and running!

The beginnings of the brain; the cardiovascular, nervous and reproductive systems; as well as all other major systems are under way.

Your baby's new digs—the amniotic sac and the placenta (aka the hotel and the restaurant)—are still forming at this point. (Maybe you should send a housewarming gift.)

All that high-speed development and your baby is only 2 millimeters long—about the size of a sesame seed (check one out next time you're chowing down on a bagel—you won't believe how tiny it is!). 

Stats:
4 weeks and 1 day!

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