8.05.2010

Baby O Stats

From the Baby Center:

How your baby's growing:


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 — about the size of a lemon — 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 am 14 weeks today. Hard to believe only (haha) 26 more to go. I am feeling good other than alot of congestion at night and in the morning. As soon as my head hits the pillow, either I get completely stopped up, or if I take a decongestant, I have a runny nose all night. I am not sure which is worse. I spend alot of time at night blowing my nose and going to the bathroom. James loves it.
Introducing my new friend:



(and NO I don't look that happy when I am using it)

I still look about the same, just no waist. I think I am about to have to start using the rubber band on my pants bc last time I put on my shorts, it got pretty uncomfortable. My running shorts have become the foundation of my wardrobe. (I think they look really good with a big polo!!) I also think it is time to order the belly band thing. Any suggestions on which one?



3 comments:

Steven and Caroline Bobo said...

This cracks me up. I am also up at night with stopped up nose...summer cold! no fun. That pillow thing looks awesome. You know where I would send you for the Bella Band...Swanky Stork. I think they sell something like it at Target as well. Great for now and after baby when you are trying to get back into your regular pants

Natalie said...

i got mine from motherhood maternity - the ones at target are horrible!

Meg Wingfield said...

ummmm....i thought you had massive surgery to correct your stuffy nose. haha. but all that goes out the window doesn't when your pregnant!
hi dear friend. i have missed you. i heard you were expecting. congrats! you know, we are back in demop again. let's get together soon.
ciao, meg