Monday, November 12, 2012

6 Weeks, 1 Day

How Far Along: 6 weeks, 1 day
Size of baby
: Baby is the size of a lentil bean this week!

Interesting Developmental Stuff: Here's this week's run-down: This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long,and about the size of a lentil
Total Weight Gain: About 2 lbs.
Sleep:I still fall asleep usually by 8pm every night. Wake up a couple times to pee. And usually awake by 7 or 7:30am.
Symptoms:Sometimes hungry, other times no food sounds good. The nausea has started, but still mild and no vomiting yet. Also cranky and bitchy! Mild cramping every once in a while. And about once a day a sharp pain just above my hip bone on my back (too early for round ligament pains?) Also peeing a lot.
Cravings: If I'm hungry, Subway egg & cheese on flatbread with tomatoes and mayonnaise, banana bread, macaroni salad, and yesterday french toast (I made it myself, ate half, then hated it lol)
Gender:No inklings yet. DH is hoping for twins! But I have told him I think it's just one.
MovementNot even close unless gas counts ;)
Maternity Clothes:I haven bought anything yet. Although nearly half my clothes don't fit. To be fair, a majority of them for sorta snug before being pregnant, and since I've gained two paints, they are now tighter. I'm pretty short, so it doesn't take a lot of weight to make a big different. All of my button up tops are too boobs no longer fit in them ;)
Milestones:This Friday, Nov. 16th, is our first ultrasound. DH and I are both anxious and excited. The only other pregnancy ultrasound we have had, was diagnosis of a blighted ovum. We are praying to see the gestational sac with yolk sac, fetal pole and heartbeat. It's not too early at 6w5d to see a heartbeat, right?
What I'm looking forward to: Ultrasound this Friday. Telling my dad at Thanksgiving next week.
The belly:Bloated!


  1. So excited for you - tomorrow is going to be an awesome and beautiful day! I'm sure you're counting the hours!! Xoxoxox

    1. DH has been counting the hours since Monday :-) This is always a long week anyway, with Thanksgiving next week, but it's been even longer waiting for this u/s. I am so excited, but scared to death, too. Still feeling all my symptoms though which I suppose is a great sign!