How big is baby? Prune! Measuring approximately 1.2 inches and .14 ounces. Babe has functioning arm joints, bone and cartilage is forming, vital organs are fully developed and functioning, fingernails and hair are beginning to come in, and he/she is practicing swallowing and kicking. Can't wait to feel those baby kicks for the first time!!!
Physical differences from last week? I've lost 1.2 pounds so far, which I think is pretty cool. My pre-pregnancy weight was 109.6, and I am now 108.4. Hoping to significantly reign in the weight gain this time around, with the help of my trusty pregnancy diet - more on that in a separate post. I've been blessed with almost no bloat or round ligament pain! My regular clothes still fit fabulously (hoping to avoid maternity clothes for as long as possible!). Here's my weekly pic:
How I'm feeling? No morning sickness (thank you, Breastfeeding!), no excessive fatigue, and no sore boobs for THIS girl! Trips to the bathroom have increased, as have "weird" dreams. I don't think I've had any legit cravings yet; I've been trying to avoid sweets, so naturally they're all I think about.
What's been on my mind? How drastically different this pregnancy has been from my first. How on earth I'll decorate a nursery for TWO babes, as Lulu will be sharing with her little brother or sister. BABY NAMES.
What I'm looking forward to? The Nuchal Translucency Scan on February 10. We opted not to have this scan done with Lucy, because we felt the results wouldn't make a difference; but I've since learned to take any and all opportunities to see the babe (and guess the gender!).
Best moment this week? Seeing my sweet peanut on the ultrasound screen this morning, kicking his/her little feet and sucking on his/her hands, and with a very strong and fast heartbeat at 188 bpm! Also, finally establishing an EDD (after much confusion)...August 24. Bring on that summer heat, baby!
|Aww, sucking on her hand!|
Click here to read my 10 Week update from my first pregnancy!