Wednesday, May 25, 2011

5 weeks!





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Well guess what hasn't showed up?  My period!  It's really starting to sink in now (kind of)!  How do I feel you ask?  Virtually the same. 
  • work has been bad for my gagging episodes, I really can't say I have a heightened sense of smell because I don't.  But really, certain smells I coped with before make me gag/wretch now but no emesis (A+ for that!)
  • the irregularity of my meals make me gag/wretch during work hours
  • my BOOBS look different, like fuller and they feel firmer.  All I can say is that they look more MAMMARY than they've ever looked before.
  • my nipples are more sensitive than they were before, like it makes me notice how my boobs are currently present and in the way!
  • prior, if I sucked in my stomach, I can see some nice defined shapes and flatness.  Now, no...my torso kind of looks like a rectangle (ugh!)
  • the chubs under the bellybutton (you know the one that is the hardest to get rid of?!), is getting bigger or at least not getting smaller or flatter
  • at this point in time, i've only told my sister, my guru/coworker/consultant/mentor (LOL), and 1 of my childhood friends.  I think that's enough for now, i'm really not one for blabbing my entire life anyways!
Now for Week 5- "whats going on?" update via BabyCenter





How your baby's growing:

Deep in your uterus your embryo is growing at a furious pace. At this point, he's about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. He's now made up of three layers — the ectoderm, the mesoderm, and the endoderm — which will later form all of his organs and tissues.
The neural tube — from which your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout — is starting to develop in the top layer, called the ectoderm. This layer will also give rise to his skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel.
His heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week, in fact, his tiny heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby's muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue.
The third layer, or endoderm, will house his lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as his thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job.

How my life is changing:

You may notice some pregnancy-related discomforts already. Many women report sore breasts, fatigue, and frequent urination starting in the early weeks. You may also have nausea, though it's more likely to show up in the coming weeks.
The outside world won't see any sign of the dramatic developments taking place inside you — except that you're turning down that glass of wine with dinner, perhaps. It's important to avoid alcohol throughout your pregnancy since no one knows exactly how much — or how little — alcohol can harm a developing baby.


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