Monday, May 3, 2010

13 Week Update!

 13 Week Update!

this week the baby is the size of a...

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The baby is about 2.5 - 3.1 inches long and weighs about 20 grams now which is about the weight of 8 pennies! yay!  At our ultrasound last friday though the baby was measuring 4 days ahead and was already 3 inches long sooo our baby is probably bigger than that.

So there is some debate as to whether or not I am officially in my second trimester now. I've seen a few sites say that the second trimester starts at 14 weeks and then I've seen other sites say that it starts now at 13 weeks and then one other site said it started at 12 weeks. Soooo that's confusing. i have no idea honestly whether it's the second trimester or not lol

this ticker i have says that my second trimester starts today:

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soooooo I'm going with that.

Now that that debate is over with we can move on:

The baby is now forming teeth (inside the gums of course) and vocal chords!!

The baby's proportions are becoming normal now too, the head is only about 1/3 the size of it's body now. (remember how a few weeks ago the head was 1/2 the size of the baby)

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the baby can now make a fist and suck it's thumb!!! That is SO CUTE!

The baby's bones are being formed, and soon little ribs will develop! AW! The head and arm bones are also being formed too.  The baby's nose and chin are becoming more prominent and the eyelids are about to fuse together and they won't open again for about 4 more months (to protect the baby's eyes)

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this slightly creepy photo is what a 3-D sonogram image of a 13 week baby would look like at this point

The baby's finger prints are developing this week and the sex organs are developed too. If it's a girl, she already has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries! whoa

Veins and organs are visible through the baby's skin which is translucent still at this point. The placenta is fully taking over hormone production now and is letting my ovaries have some rest!

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here's where the baby is in relationship to me

As for me, not much of interest is going on. i might be gaining weight and soon i will definitely have to be in maternity clothes according to the websites (i can see that being accurate) but that's about it. Not too interesting! Oh and my blood is full of pregnancy hormones but duh i coulda told you that one lol

So there we go! that's 13 Weeks! the possible 2nd trimester week lol

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