Monday, July 27, 2009

Prune week

Baby is the size of a prune! With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will start working too.) Tiny nails are starting form on the fingers and toes.

I'm most excited about the nails beginning to form. If the whole baby is the size of a prune, can you imagine the size of the fingernails??

This past week has just been "ok." The nausea got worse, to the point where one day I didn't keep down one single thing that I ate. I've been avoiding taking anything, but finally decided that it would be better to take something so that I can actually eat. I started taking the vitamin B6 and half of a unisom at night (suggested by my OB.) It seems to be working, at least a little. I'm still nauseous but I can keep food in.

We have another appointment this week with the OB and they're going to try to hear the little bean's heartbeat on the doppler. It could possibly be too early, so if we can't find it then we'll get another ultrasound.

We've been talking a little more about names and I think are about 90% sure on our first names for both a boy and a girl. (Hey, we've had a long time to think about this already!)

I'm still the same weight, so I'm happy that I'm not losing anymore. Even though I haven't gained any, we did realize this week that I have the start of a belly. At this point it's still probably bloat, but it's still exciting to see the difference.

Here I am at 6w4d:

And just over 3 weeks later at 9w5d. I honestly was not pushing my belly out! It was later in the day though, so that probably explains some of it. I think in a few weeks I should graduate from just bloat to a true bump. Until then, I'm still happy with what I've got!


VanBaby said...

BEAUTIFUL bump!! :)

Kathy said...

looking so CUTE!!

Lisa said...

a bump is a bump...congrats!! :)