Tuesday, November 9, 2010

14 Weeks

How am I feeling at 14 weeks?  Well...right now, I feel pretty good.  The sickness hits mostly late at night right now.  But, I haven't been throwing up at all anymore.
I skipped my nightly b6 and unisom for the first time in MANY weeks last night.  I was taking it at night because that was helping me feel better during the day, but I thought maybe since I was feeling better anyway, that perhaps it wasn't helping much anymore and could just be making me lethargic and feel worse now.  We'll see how that goes today.
I will be needing to buy some maternity clothes soon.  I am so reluctant to do that, so reluctant to buy anything actually.  I still just can't believe it I think.  As much as we are planning and as sick as I've felt I just truly still can't believe it's happening! ha ha.

We are in the week of the lemon:

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.
In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches, and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

I go to the doctor next week! I am very much looking forward to it!!!!

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