Things have been pretty busy this last week. My youngest turned 1 and we had his party… I must say getting a party ready is exhausting. On a good note though… Today we had a family day! First, my husband let me sleep in!! Oh how wonderful it is to not have to get up around 9 (after trying to sleep for an hour) to take care of three kids… Then we went went to the zoo and because of a library DVD we all got in free! What a blessing! I forgot how tiring it is to be out and walking around while pregnant.
This week there isn’t really anything to look forward to and I’m fine with that.
Next week, though, I will be 11 weeks and I will have my screening testing begin. I have done that with all of my babies so it’s the same for this one.
This is one of my favorite weekly emails!
My Baby week 10
Though he’s barely the size of a kumquat – a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom – and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.
He’s swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs – including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) – are in place and starting to function, though they’ll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.
If you could take a peek inside your womb, you’d spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.
In other developments: Your baby’s limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby’s forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he’s about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size – to nearly 3 inches.
It really is a joy to be pregnant! I am thankful that everyday I wake up and my baby is growing!
Movie time with the husbs… Some movie called Total Recall… It’s pretty much our quiet time.
Hoping the baby will allow me to eat my Nacho Supreme… I have been craving it all day. Right now I’m leaning more towards not being able to eat it. Poo! Nausea! GO AWAY!!
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