Monday, March 28, 2011

7 Weeks!

(I'm using the information from www.whattoexpect.com to do these posts)
"How does your baby grow? Pretty fast, actually. At 7 weeks pregnant, your baby's length is approximately a quarter of an inch — the size of a blueberry. Sounds pretty tiny still?  Consider this for a little perspective: Your baby is 10,000 times bigger now than it was at conception a month ago.     
The biggest fetal growth this week is your baby's head (the better to store all those smarts in), with new brain cells being generated at the rate of 100 cells per minute. How's that for a budding genius?   
And talking about buds, your baby is going out on a limb this week as his or her arm and leg buds begin to sprout and grow longer (and stronger), dividing into hand, arm, and shoulder segments — and leg, knee, and foot segments (though the limb buds look more like paddles than hands or feet at this early stage). 
Also forming this week are your baby's mouth and tongue. And although your embryo is just one month old, it's already gone through three sets of kidneys. The ones in place now are the permanent set and are poised to begin their important work of waste management. In about a week, your baby will start producing urine. Lucky for you, there's no need for diapers (yet). As your baby matures inside you, much of that urine will be excreted into the amniotic fluid, swallowed again by your baby, and then excreted again in a continuous cycle."
And because I absolutely adore pretty much EVERYTHING about the darling Nichole, especially her weekly updates she's done with her pregnancy, I will be posting the same kind of updates each week too!

Size of baby: about 1/2 and inch in length, similar to a blueberry!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: no clue!  Will see/hear dreaded #s at tomorrows appt.  I don't feel like I have gained any weight, but I feel swollen like I have bad water retention so I am sure that I won't like the # I see at all.  Like I ever really like the number anyways!

Maternity Clothes: a bit early for that, but some stretchy front pants do seem appealing at the end of a day in jeans lol.
Gender: Too early to tell :)

Movement: None yet, of course.
Sleep: Pretty much all I want to do!  Ive been sleeping alot more than usual, but I wake up often so I never really feel totally rested.

What I miss: Being able to take stuff like ibuprofin if I have a headache or other medicines if I need them.

What I'm Looking Forward to: the second trimester when the yucky stuff like extreme fatigue and morning sickness subsides.

Cravings: Chocolate Nesquick, Grilled Cheese with Tomatoes and BLTs.

Symptoms: Fatigue, Morning (more like Mid-day to Midnight) sickness, ligament pain and headaches.

Best Moment this Week:  Knowing that my 1st doctor appointment is this week... hoping for an early ultrasound!  Also wandering stores with Drew and daydreaming what we will need and want for the baby.  Deciding on our girl name.






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