Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Week 6

If you read the ticker at the side of the page you will see we're closing in on a full 6 weeks and my how we've grown.

Our little bean is looking a little less vegetable like and more like a tadpole. "At 6 Weeks Gestation. The lungs are beginning to form.
Brain activity can be recorded. Eyes are present, but no eyelids yet.
The heart is more developed and is beating. Early reflexes develop.
The hands and feet have fingers and toes, but may still be webbed.
The length is less than 1/4 inch."

I actually called the doctor yesterday about my rapidly expanding middle and they reassured me that it was completely normal to need maternity pants already since this is my 5th. I thought for sure they would laugh at me for the call but they were kind and reassuring. I guess they're used to scared hormonal women calling at all hours of the day and night.

I've been walking anywhere from 3.5 to 5.5 miles a morning and the morning sickness has let up considerably. I read that it should help and even though it's almost impossible to get up the gumption to go I start feeling better within 5-10 minutes of walking and feel better the rest of the day.

2 weeks from today we get our first sono and a beautiful view of that precious beating heart. I will be sure to post pictures of our little black and white blob as soon as I have them!!


Jenny said...

it looks like a sea horse!

Lainey said...

That is one beautiful little baby!!!!