Tuesday, January 15, 2013

12 weeks

How far along? 12 weeks 
Total weight gain/loss: Lost 6 pounds
Maternity clothes? Nope-- I have had to use the rubber band on the button of my skinny jeans
Stretch marks? No

Sleep: Still pretty sleepy in the afternoons
Best moment this week: Reaching 12 weeks!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? My energy
Movement: I always think I am feeling it, but all the books say no... 

Food cravings: Orange juice, mashed potatoes, cheese  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Everything gross. 
Have you started to show yet: A little bump
Gender prediction: No clue!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, sometimes grouchy. Sorry Dave!
Weekly Wisdom: I need to learn patience. 

Looking forward to: Getting a bigger bump and finding out the gender 
Baby is the size of: A plum!

blackandwhite 12 weeks

                   Baby, fetus at 12 weeks - BabyCenter
Your baby is about 5.4cm long from her crown to her rump and weighs slightly less than 14g. The big news this week is that your baby's reflexes are becoming more honed. She'll squirm if you prod your belly, although you probably can't feel her moving around yet. Fetal nerve cells have been multiplying rapidly and the neurological connections in her brain (synapses) are forming. She can close her fingers, curl her toes and clench her eye muscles. 

All the while, your baby's face is beginning to look more human. Her eyes, which started out on the sides of her head, have moved closer together. Her ears are almost in their final positions on the side of her head. Inside her body, her organs are performing more complex tasks. Her liver is making bile and her kidneys are secreting urine into her bladder. 

Your midwife can now feel the top of your uterus (womb), also known as the fundus, low in your belly. As you approach your second trimester, you may need to wear looser clothing. Soon you won't be able to fit into your old clothes any more. 


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