Wednesday, February 29, 2012

13w4d

Baby's growth info for this week:


Now the size of your clenched fist, your baby is more fluid-like in his movements, so he’s no longer doing the jerk every time he repositions his arms and legs. Other developments this week include a roof of his own (inside his mouth, that is) as well as intestinal activity: His intestines are producing meconium (which is the waste that will make up his first bowel movement after birth). He is also sporting a downy coating of hair (lanugo) that keeps him nice and warm. Not to worry — you won't give birth to a monkey; baby fat will accumulate over the next few months and take over the function of keeping your baby warm and toasty —allowing most of that hair to shed.


Here we are, over 1/3 of the way done. We're officially in our 4th month and come tomorrow we will be exactly 6 months away from our due date.


This week has brought a slight reprieve from the morning sickness. It's far from being completely gone, but for the most part it only truly becomes a big issue from late afternoon until bedtime. I'm hoping that after a few more weeks it'll be even less than that.


Fatigue isn't too bad. Some days are better than others. Some days I feel like I could sleep all day, and others I'm feeling somewhat energized.


The movement sensations from the baby have grown much stronger. Even though I'm only in my 14th week I know that most of what I'm feeling is definitely baby. Joseph keeps trying to "feel" the baby, but I know it'll be awhile before he'll be able to.


The pictures from this week were taken yesterday at 13w3d.



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