July 06 2004 09:15 (+ 5 - 7 )
posted by (gen_here)

Though the fetus is only about 1 to 2 inches long crown to rump and weighs less than half an ounce, it's busily swallowing and kicking. Each day more minute details start to appear, such as fingernails and peach-fuzzy hair. The vital organs the liver, kidneys, intestines, brain, and lungs are fully formed and functional, while the head is almost half the length of the entire body. The forehead temporarily bulges and sits high on the head, but later will metamorphose into a more human-like visage.

If you could take a peek at your baby this week, you'd be able to see the clear outline of his spine. Spinal nerves stretch out from the spinal cord.

Your uterus is now the size of a grapefruit. With the help of a Doppler, a handheld soundwave stethoscope, you can hear the fetus's rapid heartbeat one expectant mother likened it to the sound of tiny horses galloping.

At our doctor's appointment next week, we're supposed to get to hear the baby's heartbeat... so we're really excited about that.

This week has been somewhat trying - physically, at least. We told the congregations on Sunday, so I had to be at both services. But Sunday was, by far, one of the worst days I've had as far as morning sickness is concerned. When we got home, I took a nap (that was only supposed to be me changing clothes) for about an hour. I got up and ate something, but I still felt pretty crappy, so I took another (3 hour) nap. By this time it was about 7 pm, and we watched some TV and Geof grilled some homemade burgers for dinner. But by midnight I was back in bed and slept until 11 the next day. That was our exciting Independence Day.

But it's all worth it. In a few weeks this "sickness" will be done, and before we even know it, February will be here and there will be a third person in the house!

The funny update of the week is that our cat, Patches, LOVES my pregnancy tea. There's a whole bunch of herbs in it, but the main smell and taste is minty. When I sit down with a cup, she's right on my lap, trying to get at it... and if I set it on the tray table, she starts rubbing the table so hard that she rocks it. She's goofy =)

two comments:

Stingray [() (link)] July 06 2004 12:36
And that's why I call her Psycho-kitty (P-Kitty for short)...

mom(stella) [ ] July 10 2004 12:20
Cats either love mint or show no interest in it---no middle ground for them.:-)

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