week 6

1:13 PM

So what's up with our little teeny tiny baby?

Well the embryo is in it's second month! This is going to be a busy week for our little one. Their brain is still growing and remarkably fast; miniature hand plates are starting to develop and the early formations of what will be their fingers are already visible. Also, the lower limbs do not develop quite as fast, so they’re pretty much still flippers. Up until this point, our baby has been very curled up with the head and tail in close proximity, but this week their trunk and neck are beginning to grow and straighten as their tail recedes into its resting position in the back. Even though the little babe is only 6 weeks old, they’re already capable of demonstrating reflex responses to touch!

And how's mom doing? No morning sickness (yet!), but supposedly if I were going to have morning sickness, I'd have the unpleasantries starting some time this week.

Apparently to lessen the symptoms I need to not eat fatty foods, drink lots of fluids, eat several small meals throughout the day, take plenty of naps, and continue to take the prenatal vitamins (although in most pregnant women, the prenatal vitamins themselves cause a bit of nausea).

statistically, 20% of pregnant women never actually experience morning sickness. - lets hope I am one of the lucky few. but i would be lying if i didn't wish i was suffering from morning sickness, just to make this pregnancy more real to me. im just afraid that not having this famous pregnancy symptom is like finding out that im not actually pregnant.

anyway, I'm a tad sleepy and really wish i could crash and take a nap somewhere.

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