10 Weeks (Dec 19, 2011)
How Far Along: 10 Weeks
Size of baby: According to babycenter.com the baby is about the size of a kumquat, but we had an ultrasound this week and the baby was supposed to measure at 1.25 inches and our big baby measured in at 3 inches! This is what babycenter.com has to say about Gummy Bear's journey:
How your baby's growing:
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.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained 6lbs at my OB appt this week. I feel like I've gained a heck of a lot more then that. I feel like a whale!
Maternity Clothes: Some, mostly not though, but I love my maternity jeans!
Gender: No idea--we'll find out on Feb 10. We do have names picked out for each sex!
Movement: Nope, not yet, but I'm excited for that to happen.
What I miss: Nothing really.
Sleep: Good, I'm really good at sleeping, lol.
Symptoms: My main symptom is my hyper sensitive gag reflex. If I cough I gag--it's disgusting!
Cravings: Nope not really. I like to eat, mainly comfort foods but no cravings as of yet.
Best Moment this week: Getting to see little Gummy Bear on ultrasound this week--it was awesome! It actually looked like a baby, so exciting!
What I am looking forward to: The main thing I am looking forward to is finding out the baby's sex, I can't wait to find out if it is a little girl or a boy!
Here are the pictures of little Jelly Bean and her/his incubator for the next 9 months (I forgot to get a pic this week :( but we did get a pic of baby!):
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