Monday, October 26, 2009

Weeks 9 and 10

Wk 9: Green Olive

Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!

Wk 10: Prune

With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)

Source: the bump

10 wk status

How Big is Baby: the size of a prune
Total Weight Gain: 9 lb as of 10/24
Maternity Clothes: last weekend i ended up buying a bella band since none of my work pants fit. if you don't know what it is, it's pretty much a band that goes over the top of your pants so that you can keep your pants undone underneath and no one will be the wiser.
Stretch Marks: nope
Sleep: i'm always exhausted these days. i sleep alright. i still have to get up at least 1x a night to use the bathroom. and it's a bit hard for me to get comfortable at first, but once i get comfortable i sleep fine.
Best Moment this Week: i don't really have one yet.
Food Cravings: lately i've been craving salad. but that changes daily. my tastes are very fickle.
Gender: ?
Labor Signs: n/a
Belly Button: still there ;)
What I miss: liking food...
What I'm looking forward to: our 1st appt on nov 5
Weekly Wisdom: baking soda and water do wonders for heartburn.
Milestones: i'm in the double-digit weeks now.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Belly pics

7wk 3da

8wk 2da

Week 8: Raspberry

Your baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

Source: the bump

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Week 7: Blueberry

Baby's brain -- both hemispheres! -- is growing fast, generating about 100 new cells every minute. Arms and legs are emerging as joints start to form, and a permanent set of kidneys (baby's third!) is now in place.

Source: the bump

Monday, October 5, 2009

Scary week...

Last week was a pretty scary week for us. Tues i started bleeding, not heavily, but definitely more than just light spotting, and enough to concern me. i spoke with my doc, and she pretty much told me that it could be nothing, or it could be something bad, and only time would tell. so after going home, and freaking myself out by looking up things on the internet, i called the doc again! she was very patient with me, and calmed my fears and i decided to just take it easy and wait it out.

over the next couple of days, i continued to bled/spot, but there was never any cramping associated with the bleeding, and my pregnancy symptoms remained, so that gave us hope (after thinking the worse when all this started on tues). i even started to get some morning sickness (which really blows), so we are remaining positive that things will work out. we were thinking about starting to tell some of our friends, but after last week we will definitely be waiting until after our 1st doc appt (nov 5th), to let the cat out of the bag.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

6wk 3da status

How Big is Baby: the size of a sweet pea
Total Weight Gain: ugh, i'm up 5 lbs. i weighed myself on tues and then again on sat, and totally didn't see that coming
Maternity Clothes: not yet
Stretch Marks: nope
Sleep: omg, the fatigue/exhaustion has come back full force. by 9pm i can hardly keep my eyes open. and i still have to routinely get up once during the middle of the night to empty the bladder.
Best Moment this Week: i'm thinking there won't be one. i have to go to CA tomorrow for work, and i'm worried my m/s will affect my trip
Movement: none, but i'm still getting occasional cramps
Food Cravings: i hate food. i guess i've hit the m/s phase of the pg, because everything i look at looks disgusting to me. the queasiness is very subtle, and i have to make sure that i'm eating about every hour or i start to feel gross.
Gender: ?
Labor Signs: n/a

Belly Button:
still there ;)
What I miss: liking food...
What I'm looking forward to: our 1st appt on nov 5
Weekly Wisdom: ...

Milestones: ...

6wk 1da belly pic