Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Week 15 - Baby #2 Adventure
How far along? 15 weeks
Size of baby? Apple, about 4", 2.5 ounces
Total Weight Gain? After a 3 day camping trip, my scale finally showed a 2 lb gain. Probably all the S'mores the baby made me eat...
Maternity clothes? Yes some. Less and less real clothes fit anymore... or I have to wear baggy ones at least.
Sleep? Its pretty good. I wake up 3x time to pee... but have no problem sleeping in between those interruptions.
Best moment this week? Pretty sure I felt some flutters and pops that had to be the baby moving!
Food cravings? Mild cravings for Cheese and Orange Juice. And all carbs still sound the best!
What I miss? Not having headaches all the freaking time.
What I'm looking forward to? This saturday we find out the baby's sex!
Milestones: nothing really new this week
What's next?: June 4th - ultrasound to determine the baby's sex! June 30th - ultrasound for development (& confirm the sex, ha ha)
Emotions: Cranky. Tired. Hungry.
Symptoms: Luckily almost none except for tiredness and crankiness and headaches.
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.")