Friday, July 01, 2005

12 Week Update

Well, I'm 12 weeks along (at least according to my calculations). Baby is no longer an embryo and officially a fetus now. According to BabyCenter's Pregnancy Calendar:
Your baby's hit the 2-inch mark (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce. Her face is beginning to look more human. Her eyes, which started out on the sides of her head, have moved closer together on her face, and her ears are near their final positions on the sides of her head. Your baby's intestines, which have grown so rapidly that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into her abdominal cavity about now. Her kidneys are secreting urine into her bladder. Her nerve cells have been multiplying rapidly, and synapses (neurological pathways in the brain) are forming. Your baby may have acquired more reflexes by now, including sucking, and she'll even squirm if you prod your abdomen, though you still won't be able to feel her movement for several weeks.

I'm feeling better, though not out of the woods yet. While I still don't have an appetite, I can actually *imagine* what it would be like to enjoy food again.

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