Week 6-our baby's heart is beating!


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, about the size of a lentil bean.
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How Far Along: 6 weeks
Total Weight Gained/Loss: loss 2.2 lbs
Maternity Clothes: starting to think about it since my clothes are getting tight
Sleep: it seems to be where I am most, so tired all the time!
Best Moment of the Week: telling more friends and seeing their reaction:) Cant wait for Wednesday!
Movement: not yet but cant wait
Food Craving: pickles, broccoli and shells
Food aversions: lemonade, spaghetti, garlic
Morning sickness: getting a little more, mainly at night
Gender: not yet, we will find out in a about 15 or so weeks
Labor Signs: hopefully not for a long time
Belly Button: in
What I miss: having energy, not being so tired, & sweet tea!
What I'm looking forward to: our first ultrasound Wednesday
Weekly Wisdom: Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. -John 14:1 (since the worrying has started strong this week)
Milestones: just finding out we are having a baby after all our wait, amazing!

6 comments:

Dana said...

Happy 6 Weeks!!!

OMG, I would have died without sweet tea this whole time! I make decaf. at home so I don't feel so bad about it :).

Speaking from an expert worry wart...the worrying goes away, really. When you get to the point where you can feel your little one moving around, it is such a relief!

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

Hey there.. just wanted to say Congrats Again!!! this is all super Exciting!!! WE get to be Pregnant together.. YAY!!!

Mimi said...

I am over the moon for you!!! You have no idea how excited I am!!! I remember hearing their little heartbeats for the first time. I was so overwhelmed with emotion. Happy 6 weeks!!!

Kami

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

In Answer to your Question- Based on the 1st day of my last period.

I am 5 weeks and 2 days Pregnant today:)

But that could vary a bit.. give or take, considering sometimes the cycles are a little different with IVF. I'll Know more for sure on my 1st Scan.. Oct.20th.

I Can't WAIT!!!

Take care little mama:)
Hannah

Leah said...

So exciting. :-D

Mandy Jo said...

So happy for you guys!!!! :)

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