Sunday, August 4, 2013

Ticker Change Day: 12 Weeks

Weekly Survey

  • How far along?: 12 Weeks
  • Total weight gain: ??
  • How big is baby?:  Baby is about the size of a plum, weighs about ½ ounce, and measures 2½ inches in length.
  • Maternity clothes?: YES!!! My sweet honey and my dad braved the triple digit heat to get my maternity clothes and Snoogle out of storage. It was miserable hot, but he knew I was getting uncomfortable in regular clothes (and didn't want me buying any more new stuff, LOL). Of course the stupid tote was up against the back wall with boxes and crap piled on top of it. They spent over an hour there digging it out while I stayed in the shade, kept them hydrated, and "supervised".
  • Stretch marks?: Not yet!
  • Sleep?: I got my first night with the Snoogle last night! I lovf that thing so hard! I just might use it forever :)
  • Best moment this week?: Being comfortable!!
  • Movement?: Nope, but there are times I pause to make sure before deciding it's gas or something else.
  • Food cravings?: I go back and forth between wanting sweet and wanting salty; usually the mood swings within 10 minutes...
  • Belly button in or out?: Still flat
  • What I miss: ...can't think of anything.
  • What I'm looking forward to: Our NT scan is on Thursday!!
  • Developments: Lots going on this week! From LiveStrong: Organs have mostly finished forming, although a lot of fine-tuning will take place over the rest of the pregnancy. Growth ramps up at this point and the fetus will triple in length between weeks 12 to 20 while also gaining enough weight to bring him to 30 times his current body mass. 
    • The eyes and ears of a 12-week-old fetus have moved into their correct positions now, giving it a more human appearance. The nose and chin will start to show some definition soon, too, and facial features will begin to become apparent. Fingernails and toenails have appeared on the fetus' tiny fingers and toes. The head at 12 weeks just about matches the entire rest of the body in size and the skin remains transparent, giving a view of internal organs.
    • The intestines, which have developed so fast that they were sticking out of the body and protruding out into the umbilical cord, now reside almost completely inside the body and the abdominal wall begins to close up where they once bulged through. The fetal bone marrow starts producing white blood cells and the kidneys begin producing urine this week.
    • Brain and nervous system growth in week 12 of fetal development involves the production of synapses that will facilitate learning in the months and years to come. The baby begins developing reflexes now as well. These reflexes include sucking, opening and closing eyes, opening and closing fingers, clenching objects like the umbilical cord and curling toes.
    • In week twelve, an unborn baby has now developed the ability to swallow and practices that activity by gulping in amniotic fluid. It also practices movement and can be spotted kicking, flipping and waving its arms if viewed on ultrasound. These movements can't be felt yet, however, since they remain too weak to notice externally.
Belly Pics!


Kassie said...

OMG how are you even 12 weeks already HOLY MOLY! Love the bump :-)