Saturday, June 6, 2009

13 Weeks

Today I officially begin my 13th week of pregnancy and I am virtually through the first trimester, whoohoo!! I am feeling great so far and actually have had a bit more energy a lot of the time over the past couple of weeks. I can totally feel how huge my uterus is and it is already making it difficult to go long without going to the bathroom and also, I feel like when I eat I am getting full much quicker. I presume that maybe my little stomach is getting squished and thus, I am getting fuller quicker, but I could be entirely wrong on this one, ha! In any case, I welcome a lack of appetite to a certain extent so that I don't blimp out more than necessary! I was considering starting belly shots today, but never got around to it so I might try to have David snap a shot sometime over the next couple of days or so, otherwise it might be next week before I post one. I do have my NT scan appointment on Monday, so I am still very much looking forward to seeing our little one as is David. Hopefully, he/she will be perfect and perfectfully healthy as well! I cannot wait to see our babykins again!

Here is what is going on with the baby and myself this week according to

How your life's changing:

This is the last week of your first trimester, and your risk of miscarriage is now much lower than earlier in pregnancy. Next week marks the beginning of your second trimester, a time of relative comfort for many women who see early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness and fatigue subside. More good news: Many couples also notice a distinct libido lift around this time. Birth is still months away, but your breasts may have already started making colostrum, the nutrient-rich fluid that feeds your baby for the first few days after birth, before your milk starts to flow.

How your baby's growing:

Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.

See what your baby looks like this week.

Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.

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