Saturday, July 14, 2012
baby is the size of: a lemon
how far along are you: 14 weeks 2 days
what's happening with baby: baby can now squint, frown, and grimace! kidneys are producing urine, which is being released into the amniotic fluid around her. baby can now grasp, and can also suck her thumb! by the end of the week, baby's arms will have grown to a length in proportion to the rest of her body. liver starts making bile, and the spleen starts helping to produce red blood cells. baby's hands and feet are more flexible and active.
due date: jan 10
maternity clothes: yes. got a pair of jeans, some tank tops, and ordered a boatload of stuff from old navy from the stuff and save sale.
best moment this week: when the ultrasound tech took a picture of baby waving at us
what are you looking forward to: getting the blood work back from the toxoplasmosis lab
food cravings: spicy and salty.
food/smell aversions: nothing in particular this week.
what do you miss: booze. i could have used a big glass of wine on monday.
symptoms: i think the bloating has finally died down and what's left is a real live baby bump. it still looks just kinda pudgy, but we're getting there. i am also having pretty bad upper back pain. it started in my left shoulder blade and i thought i had just pinched a nerve sleeping or something. but it's lasted for a week now and is beginning to spread across my entire upper back. if i stand for more than 10-15 minutes (like cooking dinner and doing the dishes), it is excruciating. i curbside-consulted one of the physical therapists on the floor (one of the benefits of working in a hospital) and he told me it's hormones causing my muscles to go into spasm. he told me to have matt massage it, use a hot water bottle, and gave me some stretches to do. oh, and i'm having some round ligament pain, too.
gender: still thinking girl.
belly button: in. i have a really deep belly button, so i really wonder if it will pop at all.
wedding rings: on
ok, belly definitely popped this week. it's way earlier than i expected but i've still only gained 3-4 pounds, so i know it's not just chub.