Monday, November 30, 2009
Anyways, this week is pretty neat. A lot of growing (and not just on baby, my butt is definitely getting bigger...) and stress. But, I'm doing okay and I start a new job this week that I am freakin' stoked about. :D woohoo!
Okayyy, so this is what's happening this week:
"At about 3.5 inches long, their little body and limber limbs are coordinated enough for loads of complicated motions. In fact, their whole body is moving right now! You're not feeling it because their current size is still a bit too small to make an impact you'd recognize. Still, their movements are recognizable on an ultrasound. Speaking of which, you shoud be scheduling one with your health care provider! Week 16 is the classic date as you can usually determine whether your little one is going to pee standing up or sitting down. Your baby is also starting to develop the ability to move their eyes this week, although the eyelids still remain fused shut. What's more, they can make all sorts of fun facial expressions as they practice squinting, frowning, and grimacing. Cute development of the week: their little hands can grasp at things and they may already be sucking their thumb!"
That's pretty cute... I hope it's sucking it's thumb. D'awww. :3
Oh, and his/her little heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood!
Mkay, that's bout it.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Well, exciting news. I am officially in my second trimester and the chances of carrying to term in 90%! That takes a lot of stress off me and makes me much worry free. This past week has been a pretty good one. I had my first trimester screening and it went really well, everything should be a-okay in there. I also had another ultra sound and it was so awesome. I got to hear the heart beat for the first time and see him/her move around all over the place. At the beginning of the ultrasound, it was sleeping and being very still, but the ultra sound tech started moving me around and mashing on my belly and it startled him/her awake. (which was totally cute to see...) It kicked its little legs out and swung its fists over their face and then turned away... :) aw. He/she was moshing in my belly!
Anyways, I'm still very tired all the time, although I have been making it past 10:30 these past couple of days... I think I didn't go to bed last night til Midnight... Woah!
Welp, anywho- this is what my little mosher is up to this week:
"He or she now weighs about 2.5 ounces and is roughly 3.5 inches in length. Little hairs, known as lanugo, will start to cover their body this week, as their sense of taste and smell are further refined. Their cozy little amniotic sac is also increasing in size and mass as it continues to fill with more fluid."
It is also practicing smiling, grimacing, frowning, and squinting.
Last night my mom told me that she was getting really excited about me having a baby. That made me feel good.
I .heart. my baby. :)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This coming up Thursday, the 19th, I have another doctor appointment. I'm getting a first trimester screening... which is where they take a piece of the placenta and is testing the baby for birth defects or chromosomal deficiencies. Even though I am sure there is nothing wrong with the little baby, I just want to be 100% sure and plus, I get another ultra sound and I will take any opportunity to to see my baby wiggle around. Yeah! I am kinda nervous though, I'm not really sure how they do the test and that kinda freaks me out. Plus, my Mom can't go with me because she's going to be out of town doing something for her work, and Jack has to work. :( -sigh- But I really hope Natalie can come with me, because I really, really don't want to go by myself. I get scared.
Anyways, here's what my little baby bee is up to this week:
"Even though your little Einstein’s body is still growing quite rapidly 2 inches long right now, the overall super-speedy growth of their amazing brain continues to leave the head proportionately larger than the body— and is actually slightly more than one third of their total body mass! The head and neck are still straightening at this point as can be seen by their little chin lifting off of the chest. Your baby is also actively rehearsing “breathing” by using amniotic fluid to prepare the lungs for future air respiration.
The big news: your little pooper is now officially going to need diapers! Although a majority of the waste produced is transferred to the mother’s system for discharge (to avoid having it linger in the amniotic sac), some urine is released to the amniotic fluid and your baby will actually breathe it in before it passing it on to your for discharge. Not to worry, urine--in this particular form, is completely harmless to your baby."
Ew, that last part is kinda... disgusting. Ha Ha... but oh well. Least I don't gotta buy any diapers for awhile! Bwahah!
Oh! and last week I was at Babies R Us and I found the crib bedding I really, really want. :) It's got baby animals on it and lots of different colors, so if it's a boy or girl, it will work out. (I say this because I plan on painting the babies room before I find out the sex, My sister and I are planning to paint when she comes home for the holidays.)
Okay! Well, there you go! There's this week.
See you next week.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
"Maybe you’ve noticed… your baby is a super-duper grower! Your lil' fetus will be gaining a substantial amount of weight this week and has already achieved fruit-size-status comparable to a plum. What's more, your little scientist is already starting to explore their body, focusing most intently on touching their head, and especially their face and mouth. Their mouth in particular will provide them with hours of entertainment. This happens not only because your baby is gaining coordination, and is therefore able to move a hand on command, but also because their palms have gained sensation and can actually “feel” what it touches.They're also developing their swallow reflex this week. And lastly, your baby's smelling and other olfactory senses will begin developing this week, which when combined with the maturing taste buds, will provide your baby with their first experiences of taste and smell."
:D This makes me happy. I was also thinkin about how my baby's personality will be. Gah! I can't wait!! :D
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Nothing's really changing for me, still same ol' same ol'... I almost pee'd on myself, that kinda sucked... Thank you coughing fit...
Anyways, this is what my wittle wombmate is up to:
"Your astonishingly tiny baby has been hard at work growing as fast as possible—almost doubling in size in the past three weeks! Amazingly, you’re in for a repeat size doubling performance within the next three weeks! Your tiny champion still weighs less than a quarter of an ounce but has already completed the most critical stage of their development. Using Doppler technology, your doctor or gynecologist can let you hear their tiny rapid fetal heartbeats this week (145-165 beats per minute!). Chances for miscarriage are greatly reduced when the heartbeat can be detected, so take a sigh of relief if you’ve been needing one—it hasn’t been an easy ten weeks! What’s more, they’re getting ready to make their first baby poop! Your little one’s major organ systems are developing, including a functioning digestive tract capable of moving food all the way through their bowels. The final shiny gold star on their fetal behavior chart for the week: your little scrapper has already developed defense mechanisms to protect them on reflex!"
ALSO: My baby is starting to form irises of his eyes annnnnnnnnnd he/she is developing fingernails... and that makes me a happy mama. :)
Kay, that's all. See you in a couple days!