I can’t believe we are in the double digits. 10 weeks already…holy cow!!! Here is what is going on this weeks thanks to Baby Center:
Though he’s barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature. He’s swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they’ll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy. If you could take a peek inside your womb, you’d spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin. In other developments: Your baby’s limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby’s forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he’s about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.
At your next prenatal visit, you may be able to hear your baby’s rapid heartbeat with the help of a Doppler stethoscope, a handheld ultrasound device that your practitioner places on your belly. Many women say that the beating of their baby’s tiny heart sounded like the thunder of galloping horses and hearing it for the first time was very moving. Before you got pregnant, your uterus was the size of a small pear. By this week, it’s as big as a grapefruit. You may or may not be ready for maternity wear now. Even if you’re not there yet, your regular clothes are probably feeling uncomfortably tight and your blossoming breasts are straining the seams of your bra. The thickening in your midsection is most likely due to slight weight gain and bloating.
How far along? 10 weeks
Total weight gain: 1 lb (still bloat weight)
Maternity clothes? No, although my pants feel WAY better unbottoned than buttoned!
Stretch marks? No.
Sleep: Exhausted. I never seem to feel fully rested.ever.
Best moment this week: Talking about baby names with Mr. B.
Miss Anything? Being productive. I don’t have the energy to cook, clean, decorate, straighten my hair, etc….which it totally unlike me!
Movement: Not yet.
Food cravings: Chipotle Rice and Chicken bowl. YUM! I totally even tried to re-create it at home…and it was definitely not the same.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Gender prediction: Kinda liking our girl names at the moment better than boy names…but have no clue either way.
Labor Signs: Hopefully not for a long while.
Symptoms: Exhaustion, gassy.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On. Although I forgot it today. Oops…I hate when I do that!
Happy or Moody most of the time: So totally happy!
Looking forward to: Looking for a fetal doppler on e-bay so that we can hear the baby’s heart beat any time we want to. I am soooo looking forward to that!