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    7 weeks

    How far along: 7w
    Weight: me = 126.2 (I gained 2lb last week? What?); beeb = less than 1 aspirin pill
    Baby size: 1/2″ long, about the size of a blueberry
    Sleep: All.the.time and at the drop of a hat
    Gender: TBD, although our families are already making guesses. S’ mom has a 1 vote in for girl and my dad has 1 vote in for boy.
    Movement: Too early to tell, but bowel movement is at a stand-still 🙂
    Feeling: Crummy, but significantly better over 2 weeks ago. Plus there’s nothing better than hurling in my desk’s trash can to the listening ears of 5 people sitting around me. If this is not a key-off that I’m pregnant, I don’t know what is.
    What I miss: Dropping G off at school. I need a long time to be able to get out of bed in the morning (as to avoid inviting the puke faerie over for breakfast) and getting up in time to take G in has thus far proven un-feasible. I’m hoping we can go back to our routine soon.
    What I am looking forward to: New progesterone meds coming in this week. I have a theory that I feel poopie 1 part due to morning sickness, and 2 parts due to the Endometrin I’m on now. Looking forward to putting my theory to the test.
    Weekly Wisdom: Sleep. It’s good.
    Milestones: 1 u/s showed us a heart-beat
    Food cravings: Anything I can hold down
    Best moment this week: Seeing our 1 healthy little kid
    Fetal development: Every essential organ has begun to form. The hair and nipple follicles are forming, and the eyelids and tongue have begun formation. Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs. The trunk begins to straighten out and the embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of the tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks. Both hemispheres of your baby’s brain are growing, and its liver is churning out red blood cells until its bone marrow forms and takes over this role. It also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in your baby’s growing intestines is bulging into its umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from its tiny body.

    One response to “7 weeks”

    1. Christa says:

      I’m sorry you are feeling so sick, I went through that with Ella and it’s no fun!!!

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