Tuesday, March 24, 2009

5 weeks!

  • How far along? 5 weeks
  • Total weight gain/loss: I still need to get a scale...
  • How much does Baby weigh?: less than 1 gram
  • Maternity clothes? Not so much
  • Stretch marks? Nope
  • Sleep:  It's been hard for me to get to sleep, but, for the most part, I'm fine once I finally do. There has been 1 or 2 restless nights, though. 
  • Best moment this week: Dinner with J at Ruths Chris- talking and dreaming about our future with little baby H
  • Movement: Nope.
  • Food cravings: Nope- I'm actually starting to feel some aversion towards food. 
  • Gender: No feelings yet.
  • Labor Signs: Nope
  • Belly Button in or out? Innie
  • What I miss: going to sleep quickly
  • What I am looking forward to: telling the grandparents about their new grandchild! 
  • Milestones: Telling J's best friend about the baby- it made it so much more real to tell someone else!

My Baby:

This week starts a period of rapid cellular development for your baby-to-be, who looks like a mini tadpole, with a tiny head and tail. His or her eyes, ears and mouth have begun to form (though they're a little more Discovery Channel "creatures of the sea" documentary than Gerber Baby at this point).

Other exciting milestones include:

Your baby's heart is now beating to a regular beat, although it's still too faint to hear.

His or her arm buds are just beginning to, well, bud. They look like teensy swollen bumps at this point. In a few days, they'll resemble itsy-bitsy flippers.

Your baby has grown to ⅛ inch long—about the size of one of the chocolate sprinkles on your last cupcake (and your last ice cream cone, and your last sundae and your last giant cookie ... maybe there is something to those rumors about pregnancy cravings!).

1 comment:

SweetNiki said...

Super cute, imavera! Congrats again.