Tuesday, October 26, 2010

12 Weeks

12 weeks!  My sickness has now settled into an evening event.  Better than all day I suppose.

I am already looking forward to my next appointment!  But it won't be for another 3 weeks.

I ordered a fetal doppler and it came on Saturday.  I tried for a while on Saturday and Sunday, but couldn't find the heartbeat at home.  But I really didn't stress.  Very early yesterday morning I got woke up by a bad storm, and my bladder was very full so I got up and tried at that point.  And I found it! Just beating away like crazy! 
I am only going to let myself check it once a week though, IF I am super worried.  I just like having the ability to check it if I want to.
Here's some more info about week 12: the week of the plum!

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long and weighs half an ounce.

1 comment:

Andy's Bethy said...

I told you that having that doppler there would tempt you - and then stress you out. I am glad you will be limiting yourself to once a week. But, I am also glad you got to hear and feel peace and joy. Fun times!