Your Baby This Coming Week:
Your baby is 0.16 to 0.2 inches long (4-5mm) when measured from crown to rump. It is now identifiable as a human baby.
The limb buds are growing rapidly, developing into little fins with nodules at the ends which will eventually become fingers and toes. The arms have already differentiated into hand and shoulder segments.
The cerebral hemispheres of the brain are growing, and the eyes and nostrils are appearing. Your baby's heart bulges from its body and the heart chambers are divided and formed. Blood vessels now circulate blood throughout the whole body. The head looks large and is bent on the chest.
Your baby's face is forming, but its eyes are on the sides of its head and are still sealed. The discs that will become your baby's eyes will move over to the front of the face over the course of the next few months.
Bone cells are beginning to develop and the outline of the baby's nervous system is complete. The pigment in your baby's eyes can be seen under the skin overlaying them. By this point there is also a pancreas and an appendix. The tail is still visible, but it will soon fade. The umbilical cord is growing and the placenta is maturing as well.
The title says it all, though technically I am 5 weeks 1 day.... so far I had one day of morning sickness and the cramping is starting to get less noticeable. I keep on worrying that this baby might not stick, it might be an ectopic pregnancy, I might loose this baby later on.... but then I have to remind myself that each day that I am pregnant, that this baby is inside me is a gift from God so I should enjoy every moment I have with this baby. I just have to do everything right and leave the rest up to God. I changed some things in my daily life.
Eating healthier: I usually don't eat a lot of fruit but I have been craving fruit like crazy. I am drinking little to no soda. My water intake has increased. I try and eat three meals a day ( I use to only eat one meal a day and snack throughout the day). I make sure I get enough protein.
Decrease the stress: I try and stay calm, try and not let people get to me....sometimes it hard with the hormones running through my body.
Try and not lift heavy things: I tend to try and be Mrs. Hulk and try and lift stuff that I should not be lifting so I have been trying to let the boys take care of things.
Try and relax: this is my toughest one because I cannot sit still! I always want to be moving around, from cleaning to exercising, to playing with the dogs.... so I am trying to not be so hard on myself.
This are some of the things I have changed up. I know once I get farther along I will have to change some more.... for now I just sit back and enjoy this baby.
Told my parents and they were very excited for us, for a little bit I was nervous because I did not know how their reaction would be. But relieved that they are happy.
Told Matthew's mom and she was super happy. Made me excited.
Lets hope this baby sticks! Praying hard :D
At least according to my regular doctor who did my pregnancy blood test. So far at 4 weeks, 3 days I feel on and off cramping, a sensitive nose (fishy smells made me want to hurl) and extreme tiredness. Other than that I feel fine. I hope I have a care free pregnancy... fingers (and toes and what ever else I can) cross!! I feel the need to do something while waiting for my first ultrasound ( I am guessing around 8 weeks) so I have bought a pregnancy book, one for me and one for my lovely husband, and a pregnancy journal which I hope to write a lot in... we shall see. We are planning on telling my parents tonight about the baby because it is kinda hard to keep it quiet when you currently live with them and 2... because my mom is a mom and like all mom's they know everything.... I swear she already knows they way she was smiling at me 0_0. I did not help by having this guilty as charged look about me.... then giggling with my husband in our back room. We are such a weird couple.
Will keep you all updated!
And we did it! Yesterday morning, November 9th 2011 we found out we are pregnant! When I woke up I was feel very discourage . I thought "what the heck" and took my last first response pregnancy test... as soon as it got wet I saw two lines pop up! I was so shocked! I was not expecting that at all! And the lines were not squinters at all but two beautiful pink lines! I have been cramping a lot so thought my period was coming. Today I took my only digital pregnancy test and it said "pregnant"! For some reason I am still shocked. I had a doctors appointment today to confirm my pregnancy and of course they said pregnant! Ha ha ha, and I am still in shock. I just pray my little baby grows to full term in my belly and that he or she is a healthy baby.
As for telling my husband. He went to PT and I took the test while he was out, so I grabbed my lab-top, grabbed my dry eraser board I use to do math homework on and pretended to do homework. When he got home I asked him to help with me with a problem and then I showed him my sign! (see picture below for what I wrote). I wish I took a picture of how big his smile was! I had a very excited Matthew.
I am 4 weeks pregnant today. Only symptoms are small cramping, tiredness, and some small headaches. I am pretty sure my symptoms will pick up very soon!
Ta ta for now!