Sunday, June 7, 2009

Going into week 12: One year down with a lifetime to go......

Well, it has been almost a month since my last blog but I didn't want to bore you all by saying week after week that I feel the same symptoms of tiredness and food aversions. So now that I am eleven weeks, I have a lot more to tell you and I hope my symptoms will start subsiding.

Steve and I have experienced a lot the past couple of weeks. We had our first sonogram and saw a cute little heart beating at 158bpm. That was a great experience for both of us and has been a topic of many conversation. Just last week we met our Doctor and actually heard the little pitter patter of the heart at 161bpm. Hearing that heart beat made all my symptoms totally worth it.

I have started to show just a little bit but to an unknowing person I look like I have a bloated belly. My symptoms are still extreme fatigue and food aversions. The food aversions are worse than the tiredness. I can't think of any food that I actually enjoy eating, only foods that feel better in my tummy. This makes for a rough day because I often accidentally let myself get too hungry and then I am haunted with nausea the rest of the day. On the days I remember to eat something every two hours, I am talking myself through every bite. I can't wait to get to the stage of being hungry all the time.

One year down with a lifetime to go......

Steve and I celebrated our one year anniversary yesterday! We didn't have a huge celebration or even a little one but it was perfect for us. I am so proud and blessed to be his wife and very excited to see my wonderful husband become a father. I can't wait to bring a little one into the world to experience the love that Steve and I share.

So this is what is going on with baby Hart this week.....

Week Twelve: Fingernails and toenails appear

You are 12 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 10 weeks)
The fetus is now about 2.5 inches (6cm) length and weighs about 0.7 ounce (20 g).
The feet are almost half an inch (1cm) long.
The fetus starts moving spontaneously.
The face is beginning to look like a baby's face.
The pancreas is functioning and producing insulin.
Fingernails and toenails appear.

The baby can suck his thumb, and get hiccups. From this week you may well be able to hear the
baby's heart beat through a Doppler monitor on your tummy. You will notice that the rate is up to 160 a minute, double that of a normal adult. Your baby now has a chin and a nose and a facial profile. Vocal chords are complete, and the baby can and does sometimes cry silently. The brain is fully formed, and the baby can also feel pain. The fetus may even suck his thumb. The eyelids now cover the eyes, and will remain shut until the seventh month to protect the delicate optical nerve fibers. The hair is on the head and the fingers and toes have developed soft nails. The kidneys are developed and begin to secrete urine. Your baby weighs between 0.5 and 0.7 ounce (14 to 20g), and crown-to-rump length is almost 2.5 inches (63mm). Your baby's size has almost doubled in the past 3 weeks.