Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Week 7.

Today begins week 7.  The baby is the size of a blueberry, about 1/2 inch long!  This week the hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities I'm daydreaming about holding and tickling!!
If you could see inside the womb, you'd spot eyelid folds partially covering it's peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of it's nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of the baby's brain are growing, and the liver is churning out red blood cells until bone marrow forms and takes over this role. The baby also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in the baby's growing intestines is bulging into the umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from it's tiny body.
Isn't this so cool??  This week also began the morning sickness!! :(  BOO!!  I can say I have experienced the sickness from meat now.  I have heard many women do, but I never have, until now.  Ugh...gotta stop talking about it...


  1. I could not eat meat at all when I was pregnant... Even the thought of it made me sick. Good luck with the morning sickness, never fun to be sick when you have 2 others to take care of. Good luck. Hopefully it ends by week 12.

  2. 7 weeks already! almost 2 months!!! wow :) You're little peanut will be here before you know it!!!


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