I can honestly say that in the last few days I have really started to feel pregnant. I am more and more tired after doing normal activities. I feel big and look about 6 months pregnant. Bending over is becoming more and more of a task. Don't get me wrong, I would NEVER trade where I am at right now for anything. I feel so blessed to be pregnant with these three babies. I am just realizing that this pregnancy will take a toll on my body. I knew it would but it's a little bit of a denial factor until it actually start happening;)
School is done for the year and it's a good thing because I need to be resting more and more as this pregnancy goes on.
My next doctors appointment is on June 14th when we will find out the sexes of the babies (we're so excited). I had a dream a few weeks ago that it was two girls and a boy so we'll see how accurate it was.
Take a second to vote on the poll to the right and make your own guess.
Monday, May 24, 2010
This week's big developments: Your babies can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck their thumbs! Thanks to brain impulses, their facial muscles are getting a workout as their tiny features form one expression after another. Their kidneys are producing urine, which they release into the amniotic fluid around them— a process they'll keep up until birth. They can grasp, too.
In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, they measure 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and they weigh 1 1/2 ounces. Their bodies are growing faster than their heads, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, their arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of their bodies. (their legs still have some lengthening to do.) They're starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over the body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and their spleens start helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel their tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, their veins and organs are clearly visible through their still-thin skin, and their bodies are starting to catch up with their heads — which makes up just a third of their 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.
Posted by MJ at 10:26 PM