Thursday, July 12, 2012

Week 13 ~ Starting to Feel Better

Your Pregnancy: Week 13

Baby's now the size of a peach!
Your baby is forming teeth and vocal cords...savor this, their nonfunctional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with his head now only one third the size of his body. And intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy -- much more convenient.

How your baby's growing:

Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.

Ahhh...I'm behind again, but starting to feel better, well, at least my appetite is coming back, so....hopefully i'll catch up here soon.  Most nights I just check my email on my phone as to avoid getting lost on the computer and staying up too late.  I'm holding out for the second trimester bliss where you can eat anything, everything tastes good again, and you feel great!  

Napping is mostly done, however, I do still lay down every day and rest for about 15 minutes.  I still feel yuck after lunch most days, so the rest is helpful to get past that.

Looking forward to my 14 week midwife visit where we'll hopefully hear the baby's heartbeat for the 1st time.  This visit always makes me nervous yet excited to get a first "look" (well, hear) of our new baby. 

I have already had a few possible feelings of movement.  With each pregnancy, I have felt the baby move a little earlier.  Mainly, i think this happens because I know what to look for by now.  You eventually figure out how to sort out the tummy rumblings, etc from actual baby flutters.  The best time to try to feel the baby is when you first lay down in bed at night and are still.  Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't, but i find this is the best way since you won't probably feel such tiny movements when you are up and going during the day.  The baby will also respond to pressure on your abdomen so you can either lay on your belly or gently push on it a little to get a response.

How about you?  When was the earliest baby movement you felt?

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