Monday, May 25, 2009

14 Weeks- Happy Memorial Day!

How far along? 14 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Frustratingly, I'm not gaining the weight that I want to be.
How much does Baby weigh?: 2 ounces
Maternity clothes? I'm going to get a few things this week. The belly bands are a bit too tight.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: It's great in the small increments that I'm getting it- in between the bathroom trips
Best moment this week: the tiny amounts of rest that I got
Movement: Maybe? I've had thoughts that it could be, but I'm not positive yet.
Food cravings: I'm actually eating like before I was pregnant, although I'm trying to eat more. It's hard for me to eat past when I'm full.
Gender: It feels wrong to call it "she", so we're feeling that it's a boy.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Innie, but it's not quite as much as it used to be!
What I miss: living without worrying about this little thing. I'll get used to that, though.
What I am looking forward to: My birthday and our NT scan next Monday!!
Milestones: Baby's first road trip/wedding

My Baby

Although many women don't start feeling the baby move until the 17th week (or later), your baby has been having his own party in the amniotic sac he calls home. If you feel a little flutter in your belly this week, don't discount it as gas or hunger. It could be your babe banging around. Here's more to look forward to:

Baby's head is now resting on his well-formed neck instead of directly on his shoulders like Igor. He's beginning to grow eyebrows and eyelashes this week. (All the better to give you that "Mom, you're crazy" look when he's a teenager.) The hair on the head also begins to grow and, with some creative styling, you'll be able to turn those locks into a Maddox Jolie-Pitt faux-hawk some day.

Although baby's eyes are sealed shut, he's now able to sense light. His eyes and ears finally look like real baby features now. As your baby practices sucking and swallowing actions, he may actually hiccup. You'll know he's had one too many shots of amniotic fluid by the steady thump-thump you feel.

Over the next month, baby will grow faster than ever, so make sure you load up on enough nutritious food and fluids to support his growth. Your baby now measures nearly 4 inches, about the size of a Kit Kat "finger" (regular-size, not the Big one you get at the movies), and weighs almost 2 ounces.

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