12 weeks 2 days

Baby’s face is looking more human as his eyes have moved to the front of his head and his ears are in place. Hooray! Other amazing fetal highlights this week:

Your baby is able to swallow this week and practices on the amniotic fluid he or she floats in. (And you thought baby food was kind of nasty!) And in case you’re wondering how your kid can breathe in all that fluid, here’s your answer: Fetuses get oxygen from the blood pumped into their bodies by the placenta and don’t breathe with their lungs. Mystery solved! Junior has doubled in size over the past two weeks and now weighs almost ½ ounce. He’s also now around 2 ½ inches long, about the length of your pinky finger or a Vienna sausage, which, in a few months, will be indistinguishable from one another.

How do I feel? Well I have an appetite and I love food and I have been having very specific food wants and do not wants. This past weekend I needed pie more then anything. David was wonderful enough to get me a pie so all was good in the world. Right now at this moment all I want is a fried egg sandwich, how odd and random but I really want one, and/or a Subway sub. I am still hungry despite having eaten my lunch of rye toast with advocado, I want more food I am hungry. However, the kicker is I am still just as sick, REALLY sick this morning, it was brutal, it’s cause I went to bed hungry. I have to remember to eat at night, it’s habit for me to not eat after dinner and I just can’t do this anymore, when I get hungry, I get Ill, oh so ill, I need a constant snack supply in my reach.

My belly is swelling, I got a new stretch mark this weekend, 😦 boo, and my chest is still tender alot. The tierdness seems to be a thing of the past so that’s good at least, now it’s just by by nausea and then I can start worrying about something else haha.

About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on July 20, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Congrats on 12 weeks! That’s an awesome milestone!
    Too bad the sickness is staying on…

  2. mmmmm, fried egg sandwich!

  3. time for belly pics!

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