Monday, May 4, 2009

11 Weeks!

  • How far along? 11 weeks
  • Total weight gain/loss: evened out- back to my pre-pregnancy weight!
  • How much does Baby weigh?: 1/2 of an ounce
  • Maternity clothes? Nope, but I have become pretty good at using a rubber band
  • Stretch marks? Nope
  • Sleep: I'm only getting up to pee about 2-3x a night now. Sleeping pretty good otherwise
  • Best moment this week: our dog being all loving with my belly. It was adorable.
  • Movement: Nope.
  • Food cravings: I'm still 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, but we noticed last night that it's not quite as much of an innie as it used to be!
  • What I miss: feeling normal (as opposed to ridiculously exhausted)
  • What I am looking forward to: 2nd tri!
  • Milestones: J has taken his role as the protective daddy- making sure that I'm eating/drinking enough, etc. 
My Baby

Baby's face is looking more human as his eyes have moved to the front of his head and his ears are in place. Hooray! Other amazing fetal highlights this week:

Your baby is able to swallow this week and practices on the amniotic fluid he or she floats in. (And you thought baby food was kind of nasty!) And in case you're wondering how your kid can breathe in all that fluid, here's your answer: Fetuses get oxygen from the blood pumped into their bodies by the placenta and don't breathe with their lungs. Mystery solved!

This is kind of gross, albeit fascinating, so feel free to skip ahead: Your baby's intestines are well under way, but they aren't all where you'd expect them to be. Instead of all being locked away in the body cavity, some are dangling on the outside, in the umbilical cord. Ewwww.

Don't forget to put a baby nail file on your registry—your little nugget's finger- and toenails are forming this week. The chin and nose are also becoming more defined.

Junior has doubled in size over the past two weeks and now weighs almost ½ ounce. He's also now around 2 ½ inches long, about the length of your pinky finger or a Vienna sausage, which, in a few months, will be indistinguishable from one another.  

1 comment:

Lil'Misa said...

You are looking great!