Thursday, April 8, 2010

# 2, week 15

I was hoping by now that I would be through with morning (all-day) sickness...not so much. I'll have a few "decent" days which make me think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and then I'll have a day like today that completely grounds me. Oh well, it will all be over by September 22nd at the latest so I guess that's the light I need to focus on! I go back to my doctor on Monday for my 16 week appointment so I should have a good update next week!

How your baby's growing:
Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")

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