Wednesday, May 19, 2010

17 Weeks Pregnant

17 Weeks Pregnant

Weight: +5.6 lbs from starting weight (110.6)

Symptoms: acne, emotional, round ligament pain, peeing every 10 minutes

How I am Feeling: I've been having a rough week.

Best Thing about Pregnancy: It's almost halfway over.

Worst Thing about Pregnancy: It's really putting a strain on my relationship with Dan.

What I am Looking Forward to this Week:  Date night on Saturday

The past week has been very difficult week for me. Dan is having a mid-life crisis and it's driving me crazy. He has been really focused on himself when I have needed him and his attention the most. The crazy pregnancy hormones have made me over-sensitive and over-emotional. I am so excited to have a child, but pregnancy is just not fun. 

Week 17: Onion
Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Week 16

16 Weeks Pregnant

Weight: +4.6 lbs from starting weight (109.6)

Symptoms: more acne, a little nauseous, grumpy

How I am Feeling: continuing to feel better, though I've had a couple bad days

Best Thing about Pregnancy: feeling the baby moving for the first time

Worst Thing about Pregnancy: I've been really emotional lately- mean to Dan, feeling sad or lonely- for no reason at all

What I am Looking Forward to this Week: I have the second round of blood work for the NT scan this week. The first test looked good, so I hope this goes well also. 

Week 16: Avocado
Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you're interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Week 15

15 Weeks Pregnant

Weight: +3.6 lbs from starting weight (108.6)

Symptoms: acne, trouble sleeping

How I am Feeling: much better actually, no nausea in the afternoons (very little in the morning)

Best Thing about Pregnancy: planning all of the fun baby things

Worst Thing about Pregnancy: looking less pregnant and more like I had a big lunch

What I am Looking Forward to this Week: hoping to feel the baby move soon

Nothing really exciting to report this week. My belly button is so weird and getting weirder as my stomach continues to expand. 

Week 15: 
Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements.