The Weekly Run-Down: 7

How Far Along: 7 weeks + 3 days {I'm still confused if I'm supposed to be reading about the 7th or 8th week}

Size of baby: It should be about the size of a blueberry right now! It's doubled in size since last week.

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

Your baby is already developing amazingly distinct facial features. Dark spots mark the areas where her eyes and nostrils will be, and a little mouth and ears are starting to form, too. Your baby's brain is also growing more complex; if you could take a peek, it would be clearly visible inside the transparent skull. In fact, nerve cells in your baby's brain are growing at an amazing rate -- 100,000 cells per minute! And she's started to move in small, jerky motions, although you won't feel these movements until about your fourth month of pregnancy.

Total Weight Gain: I lost another half a kilogram this week.

Sleep: This week has been much better, I'm happy to say. If I make sure I use the bathroom RIGHT before bedtime, I occasionally make it through the night.. though I'm used to getting up a few times to look after the cats.

Symptoms: I'm wary of pissing off the pregnancy gods, but I'm still doing pretty well. No morning sickness, not even any nausea this week. The odd twinges and cramps, and lots of backaches - but mostly just tiredness.

Cravings: Banana flavoured yoghurt. I have no idea where this came from. Bring on the dairy products.

Gender: For some reason, the folks at my work are already calling boy. At 7 weeks! I know, crazy eh?

Movement: Way too early yet!

Maternity Clothes: Nope. I'm tempted to look into some bigger sized leggings; my current ones are feeling snug.

Milestones: Meeting our wee baby for the first time at our 7 week ultrasound. I can't stop looking at the pictures, and I can't stop staring at the video of it's wee heart beating away. Absolutely incredible!

What I'm looking forward to: School holidays! I'm so tired. Two & a half more weeks to go...

You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Teacher Anonymous said...

Oh, goodness. Yes. The first trimester is SO EXHAUSTING! Thankfully, it fades somewhat once you get past that. Just into the second trimester and I'm starting to perk back up.

Kid #1 has decided that she's getting a little brother, even though we won't know for another month. Funny how people do that. Of course, since I have a younger sister, even though I know I shouldn't I'm definitely thinking of Kid #2 as a girl. One of us will be right.

So excited for you!

Our Wired Lives said...

Guessing a boy already huh? I really wonder how people make these guesses. I hope it is keeping you excited!

terra said...

YAY! You're moving right along! I love your photo from this week, with the ultrasound picture - it's adorable!

Jacinta said...

Great shot and nice to see your smiling face and lovely pics. Congratulations! (it's been ages since I have left a comment, though I heard your news quite early on...)
Exciting times!

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