July 13 2004 11:05 (+ 6 - 3 )
posted by (gen_here)


How your baby's growing: Your fig-sized baby is now fully formed measuring 1 1/2 inches long and weighing in at a quarter of an ounce.

His skin is still transparent, allowing many of his blood vessels to show through. Some of his bones are beginning to harden, and tiny toothbuds are starting to appear under his gums. His fingers and toes have separated, and he may soon be able to open and close his fists. He's already busy kicking and stretching, and his tiny movements are so fluid they look like water ballet. These movements will increase as his body grows and becomes more developed and functional. As his diaphragm develops, your tiny tenant may also start to get the hiccups. Because he's still so small, though, you won't feel any of his workouts or intrauterine gulps until sometime between weeks 16 and 20.

How your life's changing: At this point, you may be experiencing some strange symptoms, such as excessive saliva. Learn which of your symptoms are normal and which are a sign that something might be wrong. Don't worry if nausea has made it impossible for you to eat a wide variety of healthy foods or if you haven't put on much weight yet (most women gain between two and five pounds during the first trimester). Your appetite will likely return soon and you'll start to gain about a pound a week.


Yup. I've actually lost weight since this pregnancy began... about two pound before the first appointment and another two pounds between the two visits. But I'm starting to feel a little better each day.


three comments:

val [ ] July 13 2004 18:09
that is so freakin awesome!!!
i remember listening to that all the time...finding it so soothing...like my baby talking to me saying it was all ok....

Jeri [() ] July 13 2004 22:21
Gen, Thanks for the link to this site. What a cool idea. My bro and his wife just had their #1 on Saturday. Mallory Elizabeth: 9lbs 6 oz, 21" and lots of dark hair. My mom says she is already talking. When she cries it sounds like MaMa. lol God's blessings to you.

Gloria [ ] July 18 2004 12:15
God is unbelievable! I thank Him that He already knows your little one intimately, and that He is always in the process of creating. Thanks to both of you for letting me experience the pregnancy with you.



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