Tuesday, March 31, 2009

6 weeks!

  • How far along? 6 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: I have reached the point of pregnancy fatigue. I've been sleeping constantly and hard for the last few nights. Of course, I get up a few times to pee. 
  • Best moment this week: telling our parents about the babe
  • Movement: Nope.
  • Food cravings: I'm pretty sure I had my first Taco Bell craving. I needed it on Saturday, and it tasted SO good! Much better than food has been tasting lately. Mostly, I just don't want food. Not good.
  • Gender: No feelings yet. J has a pretty strong boy vibe, he says, but I think it's just because that's what he wants it to be.
  • Labor Signs: Nope
  • Belly Button in or out? Innie
  • What I miss: my appetite. I may be small, but my appetite was quite large. 
  • What I am looking forward to: the ultrasound/baby's first appointment next monday!
  • Milestones: Telling the parents

My Baby:

This week your baby's brain is growing at a mind-boggling 100 cells per minute within a see-through skull. If you could peer inside, you'd see those tiny brain cells growing and growing and growing (about as quickly as you feel like yours are shrinking and shrinking and shrinking with your "pregnancy brain"!). More high points include:

Your baby's face is becoming more defined this week. A tiny mouth hole (which will be ready to wail before you know it!), tongue, nostrils and ear indentations are visible. His or her eyes are wide open, but he doesn't have irises (the colored part) yet.

Baby's arm buds are growing. At this point they look more like microscopic ping-pong paddles than arms. Baby's leg buds are also forming and will look like tiny paddles by the end of the week.

The umbilical cord—the connection between your baby and the placenta—is now visible.

Your baby is now between 1/3 and 1/4 inch long—about the length of a Tic Tac and about as heavy as an eyelash. While that sounds tiny, he or she is approximately 10,000 times bigger than at conception. Crazy, huh?

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