9 Weeks

I havn't updated in a while cause I have been SO TIRED. After I last posted I have also gone through a few weeks of nausea, it has let up slightly for now, I'm hoping it stays away. All I have to fight now is the desire to crawl into my bed and stay there.

My baby has made quite the developments over this past couple weeks, here is a description borrowed from the internet:

The crown-to-rump length of your baby is about 1.25 to 1.68 inches (between 3.1 and 4.2cm). He weighs about 0.18 ounces (5g).

The placenta is now producing progesterone which helps to make nutrients for your developing baby.

Your baby has passed the stage when he is most susceptible to damage. By the end of this week, the danger zone for congenital abnormalities has passed.

The plan for your baby's body has been completely laid down by now. Further growth and cell division will build on this plan.

Taste and tooth buds have appeared.

Your baby has recently developed fingers and toes which are now well-formed. Ankles, wrists and the inner ear have formed. Your baby's nose is flat and his eyes are far apart. His eyes, ears, mouth and nose are all recognizable. The tail is disappearing.

Your baby is moving around the amniotic sac, and moving his feet and ankles. You still will not be able to feel these movements but you may be able to see them on an ultrasound.

Blood is circulating through the arteries and the vein of the umbilical cord.

The brain of your baby is developing at a phenomenal rate. About one quarter of a million new neurons are produced every single minute at this stage in your pregnancy.

If your baby is a boy, his testes, though they are not even clearly visible, are already producing testosterone.

Your baby is no longer called an embryo, but rather a fetus.

My Baby this week!

My baby is 0.16 to 0.2 inches long (4-5mm) when measured from crown to rump. It is now identifiable as a human baby.

The limb buds are growing rapidly, developing into little fins with nodules at the ends which will eventually become fingers and toes. The arms have already differentiated into hand and shoulder segments.

The cerebral hemispheres of the brain are growing, and the eyes and nostrils are appearing. My baby's heart bulges from its body and the heart chambers are divided and formed. Blood vessels now circulate blood throughout the whole body. The head looks large and is bent on the chest.

My baby's face is forming, but its eyes are on the sides of its head and are still sealed. The discs that will become my baby's eyes will move over to the front of the face over the course of the next few months.

Bone cells are beginning to develop and the outline of the baby's nervous system is complete. The pigment in my baby's eyes can be seen under the skin overlaying them. By this point there is also a pancreas and an appendix. The tail is still visible, but it will soon fade. The umbilical cord is growing and the placenta is maturing as well.

6 Weeks!

I'm officially 6 weeks yesterday!

I Have been SO TIRED. I nap whenever I can. I go to sleep, wake up, empty my bladder, eat somthing, drink somthing, go back to sleep.

If I don't sleep, or I get woken, I get weepy I've burnned through a few tissue boxes. It's not over anything in particular, purly hormonal. Although the new theme seems to be my lack of courage. My new hobby seems to be doubting myself! - this is going to have to change-

When I start getting weepy, I feel so separate from everyone, lonley, and like I'm bad for not truly apreciating this gift given to us.I feel almost cowardly. Then when I went over to Jens house yesterday afternoon, she was all weepy too! ( sorry Jen for outing you on that) Sounds weird, but I'm glad I'm not the ony one crying. I'm nervous to be pregnant now, I don't know what to expect, how strong it will be, how fast or slow everything will seem to go. I guess this is normal for # 1.

I'm still happy to be pregnant. I definetly want a child,You never know what your syptoms will be. I guess this is going to be the rough part for me. Although if I don't get that "I loved being pregant " feeling. I may not try for # 2 if this is what I remember of my pregnancy. I couldn't do this chasing a todler! This is all consuming.

Anyway, I've eaten and Drank,emptied my bladder, - so it's back to bed with me!