Monday, April 27, 2009

10 weeks!

Double digits! 25% complete. There's a lot of big steps associated with 10 weeks. Crazy!

  • How far along? 10 weeks
  • Total weight gain/loss: down 2 more pounds. Ugh!
  • How much does Baby weigh?: 1/3 of an ounce
  • Maternity clothes? Nope, but I do have to improvise in the pants area some days
  • Stretch marks? Nope
  • Sleep: It's harder to get to sleep with some hip pains, and I'm still constantly waking up to pee.
  • Best moment this week: being able to go out of town for the weekend by myself and feel almost normal!
  • Movement: Just some major gas pains.
  • Food cravings: I'm eating a lot better, but not to the point of cravings.
  • Gender: It feels wrong to call it "she", so i'm feeling boy.
  • Labor Signs: Nope
  • Belly Button in or out? Innie
  • What I miss: not really worrying about my weight.
  • What I am looking forward to: 2nd tri!
  • Milestones: A weekend away by myself
My Baby:
All of your baby's vital organs are now formed and functioning, so the risk of defects decreases this week as your baby becomes less susceptible to outside influences. Phew! Other exciting developments include:

Baby's ears are assuming their proper place this week and the fingernail and toenail beds are beginning to form. Your little "pumpkin head" really lives up to his nickname as his head is nearly as big as the rest of his body.

While testes or ovaries are completely formed now, don't start decorating the nursery. You won't be able to see your baby's gender for a few more weeks yet.

Your baby is really on the move now. In an ultrasound you might be able to see your little acrobat flailing his or her arms and legs and doing somersaults worthy of Cirque du Soleil. You still won't be able to feel any movement, so if you feel something "kick" in there, it's probably gas.

In the next nine weeks, your baby will increase 30 times in weight and almost triple in length. You might feel like you're increasing 30 times in weight at this point, too, but we can assure you're not—because, honey, you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Your baby now weighs a third of an ounce, about the same as two small, Starbucks-sized packets of sugar, is about 2 inches long, the length of one of those sugar packets. Isn't that sweet? 

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