Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pregnancy #2 weeks 9-12

How far along: weeks 9-12

Growing baby- 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. Fingerprints and nails are forming, and eyes and ears move into place so your baby can squint and grimace. At ten weeks and barely the size of a kumquat, your baby is entering the fetal stage of development. His facial features are defined, and his tooth buds are forming. Over the next weeks, his tissues and organs will rapidly grow and mature. The webbing is gone between his fingers and toes, and his nails and fingerprints are developing. Your baby can open and close his fists and curl his toes. Thanks to his developing muscles and reflexes, he's now moving his limbs and kicking up a storm. Through translucent skin, his vital organs are visible and functioning, including his growing brain, nervous system, intestines, and liver, which is making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac. The umbilical cord is working hard now. One vein delivers oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your baby. Two arteries then carry the blood away. Around week 12, the kidneys have begun producing urine, which your baby will soon start excreting into the amniotic fluid. He'll swallow the fluid, and the process will begin again. 

Symptoms- tired, weight loss, hips really hurt

Weight-109(week 9 and 10), 108(week 11), 107(week 12)

Craving-cereal, deli sandwiches

Bought- a pair of maternity shorts and 10 maternity shirts, 5 newborn shirts, 3 newborn sleepers, 2 newborn onesies

Done- had first ultrasound at 8 weeks 6 days, told everyone at week 12

Looking forward to- Our next doctor appt July 2(heartbeat only), not worrying so much about hiding my belly.

Baby's first picture
His or her heartrate was 193 and it measured to my exact due date! Baby was also moving around like crazy but I still can't feel it yet :(

Week 9- June 5
109 lbs - Belly 29.5"

 June 12
109 lbs - Belly

June 19
108 lbs - Belly

June 26
107 lbs- 29.5" belly

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