Monday, November 23, 2009

Week 12

Your Baby's Development
Your baby's brain continues to develop, and tiny fingernails and toenails start to form. Vocal cords are formed this week, which is the last of your first trimester.
Your baby's kidneys are functioning! After swallowing amniotic fluid, your baby will now be able to pass it out of the body as urine. And the intestines will make their way into the abdomen, since there is room for them now.
Well we have hit week 12! Which is very exciting for us. Today we met with my OB doctor for the first time, we really really liked her. She is pretty awesome. I still have not gained any weight or gained back any I have lost, I go back in 2 weeks for a weight check. I still have really bad days and then I have okay days. There are some days when I cant even keep apple juice down and other days when I eat a little. I am hoping that gets better soon, I miss my food!
We had an ultrasound today, the baby was moving around like CRAZY...he/she was flipping and flopping all around and had its hands over its face, very cute. It finally seemed real today, maybe I will start to relax, but proably not. We saw both arms and legs and spine and head, and even little fingers. The ultra sound pic above is from today but still kindof hard to see what is what. (the head is on the left) We are beyond thrilled and cant wait to meet the little one. Oh the heartrate today was 158.
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope I can eat some of the great food! But if not I have so much to be thankful for this year, our little one, my great husband, my awesome family, my faith, my dogs, our new house.............Have a great holiday week!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Week 10

Your Baby's Development
By week 10, all of your baby's vital organs have been formed and are starting to work together.
As external changes such as the separation of fingers and toes and the disappearance of the tail takes place, internal developments are taking place too. Tooth buds form inside the mouth, and if you're having a boy, his testes will begin producing the male hormone testosterone.
Congenital abnormalities are unlikely to develop after week 10. This also marks the end of the embryonic period — in general, the embryo now has a distinctly human appearance and starting next week your baby will officially be considered a fetus.

Well today is Week 10 for us! Finally double digits! Week 9 was a little tough sickness wise, but I made it through. Yesterday and today have been a little better. I start out my day dry heaving or throwing up, but then I kindof feel better after that. No interesting news this week as I have not gone to the doctor. I do have to go next week to recheck my blood pressure, because it was high last week when I was in. Hopefully everything checks out fine. Other then that, not much going on with me, a lot going on with the baby though as you read above. I am starting to show just a tiny bit, I guess I will need to start taking pics of the belly.
Other then that, I am just taking it easy, staying home and out of crowds, hanging out with my puppies all day. The house is coming along, we are pushing for us to be in by December 1st. It will not be all the way done, but at least liveable for us. I will post new pictures soon. Hope all is well with everyone. Please keep us in your prayers, that we both stay healthy and keep moving along as we have. I am so thankful to be this far, and have faith God will carry us both through until June, and keep us both healthy.

xoxo Kari