Friday, November 21, 2008
10 weeks and counting
Although the sickies have invaded my body, the pregnancy is still going and baby is still growing (thank God), as far as I know.
I know it's probably insane to even think I'm feeling anything, but maybe gas bubbles?, but I swear, sometimes I feel like I am feeling Soupbaby #2 flutter around, right under my pubic bone area. Hmmm. Maybe my body is more "in tune" this PG? I'd say it's just gas, but it makes me excited all the same.
This pregnancy is different than my pregnancy with Keifer in the fact that I'm not gaining the weight immediately like I did with her. And, I'm terribly (TERRIBLY! I REPEAT!) terribly constipated this time. Oye. It is awful. It is not fun. I was thankful I DID not have this with Keifer. Not so much this time.
The morning sickness is unfortunately the SAME as when I was growing Keifer inside me, but so far, nothing else has matched up to the first one (as in bloatedness and carpel tunnel). Let's cross our fingers, shall we?
Oh, and we haven't really talked to Keifer much about baby, because whenever we tell her mama is having a baby or ask her if she wants a baby, she says "no" very dramatically, so really, there is no use. *LOL*.
Babycenter.com tells us: Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.
In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.