Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pregnancy #2 weeks 4-8

How far along: weeks 4-8

Growing baby-Within a week of conception, your fertilized egg, known as a blastocyst, will make its way to your uterus. The egg is about the size of a pen tip. In days, the cells in the egg arrange themselves into groupings. The inner cell mass will become your baby. The outer cells will become the amniotic sac and placenta. The blastocyst then sheds its protective casing in a process called hatching, and burrows into the lush uterine wall. Around week 5, your developing baby is the size of a sesame seed. The cells that once formed the blastocyst's inner cell mass begin organizing and arranging, giving shape to the young embryo and forming primitive organs. Your baby's brain and spinal cord are visible through his translucent skin.
Right around this time, your baby's circulatory system also forms and his heart begins to beat. Your baby looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. He's drawing nutrients and oxygen through the newly formed placenta and umbilical cord. By week 9, the embryonic tail is gone. Your baby's looking more human every day, with protruding limbs and fingers, a defined nose, mouth, and eyes, and tiny earlobes. Your new resident is about the size of a grape and weighs a fraction of an ounce. It's hard to believe how rapidly one cell evolves in such a short time into the unmistakable body of a baby.

Symptoms- really tired, as in bed at 9 and napping with Madison, tired.. bloated, hungry but not wanting to eat, super grumpy, nauseous, hips really hurt

Weight- 113(week 4 and 5), 112(week 6 and 7), 110(week 8)

Craving- Dr Pepper, Chinese food, salad

Bought- a 3 pk of onesies that I put in Alan's gift to let him know I was pregnant, 3 sleepers, a onesie, pair of pants, 8 bibs, an outfit including a hat, Your Pregnancy Week by Week book(I "What to Expect" with Madison so I wanted something different. I really like this book!)

Done- Told our parents. Signed up for a few magazine subscriptions, confirmed with Dr, had ultrasound on June 4

Looking forward to- Telling people that don't know, first Dr appt/ultrasound(8 weeks 6 days)

Week 5-May 8
113 lbs - 30" belly
I never lost my pooch completely from Madison, but I'm also bloated.

Week 6-May 15
112 lbs- 31" belly
I feel huge this week.
Week 7-May 22
112 lbs - 29.5" belly
My belly went down overnight it seems! Weird.

Week 8-May  29
110 lb - 29" belly
Starving but not wanting to eat=losing weight.

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