Fruit/Object: The baby is the size of a softball.
Size: 4 1/2 to 5 inches long, about 3 1/2 ounces. Tiny little snootfruiter.
Baby changes: It's still a little early to feel movement, although you should feel your baby move in the next few weeks. Your baby's rapid growth continues. Its skin is thin. At this point in its development, you can see blood vessels through the skin. Fine hair, called lanugo hair, covers the baby's body. By this time your baby might be sucking its thumb. Eyes continue to the front of the face but are still widely separated. Ears continue to develop externally. Bones that have already formed are getting harder and retaining calcium rapidly. If an x-ray were done at this time, the baby's skeleton would be visible.
Best Moment this week: Our crib came in! I know, we still have 5 months to go, but my mom went ahead and ordered it and Blake and I went to pick it up. I MADE him put it up. I know, I know...we still have 5 months to go. But, I couldn't stand it and wanted to see it in person. It's making my urge to meet this baby even stronger!
This is NOT the bedding...just the bed. I love it. :) It makes into toddler bed and also a full size bed. Also, we got the cherry, not the "Chocolate Mist" I will take a picture of it next week and post our "real" crib. :)
Gender: Unknown - Since the beginning...well, since before we even got pregnant, it's been Blake's desire to not find out...I might just take this section out 'cause it's going to be a surprise! :) I wasn't too keen on the idea but I get excited when I think about "D-day" and finding out when they put the baby in my arms for the first time.
Movement: I swear I felt the baby move a couple times in the last few days. I went to the doctor yesterday and she asked if I felt it and I asked if it was too soon because everyone kept telling me I was crazy. Haha. But, it feelt like tiny little bubbles on my left side. It happened in teh morning when I was laying down before starting my day. I know people say, "Oh it's just gas pains..." but I've never felt that kind of fluttery/bubbly kind of gas pains. I guess once I'm further along and I feel it again it'll be confirmed that I was correct or not. The doctor said it isn't too soon and said she doesn't think I'm crazy. :)
Food Craving: Pasta...carbs! :)
What I miss: Hmmm...nothing really.
Sleep: Still waking up frequently to pee. And, having more vivid dreams. I normally don't dream. Some are weird and strange and others are funny. I've woken up a few times laughing but the second I'm really awake I can't remember what I was laughing about.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting this baby!! :) It is going to be a long 5 months because I am so in love and so ready to hold our baby boy/girl I can't stand it!
Symptoms: Mild headaches in the afternoon but other than that it's perfect. Loving pregnancy!
Here's a funny picture we captuered at the San Antonio Zoo. We were checkin' out the birds and had to capture a pciture of me and the stork. :) Storks are where babies come from, right?!
Until next time,