How Big is Baby?
With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)
Though he’s barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.
He’s swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they’ll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.
If you could take a peek inside your womb, you’d spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.
In other developments: Your baby’s limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby’s forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he’s about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.
How I am Feeling Physically
The weeks seem to go faster and faster and I’m so happy I’m starting to feel like my old self again! I felt the baby for the first time this week and can’t wait to feel it again soon! I was 10+4 and while I was falling asleep I felt 3 tiny tickles in my stomach. They came and went, the whole experience probably lasted less than five seconds! I haven’t felt them again, but welcome them! Most people think 10 weeks is to early to feel anything and will call it gas, but I know the difference between gas in my stomach and flutters. I started giggling when I felt them, they were so soft and tickled my stomach a lot! I think since I’m so in tune with my body I was able to feel something this early. : )
How I am Feeling Emotionally
Wow, I am so happy to be double digits this week! Yay! I’m also super excited because I get my first ultrasound and look at the baby at the end of this week when I will be 10 +6. I am also really excited for the appointment because they will give me my actual due date based of the size of the baby! Right now the Dr says I’m due Feb 5th, but according my my calculations, I’m due Feb 11th. I have a feeling, after the dating scan they will tell me my due date is going to be around the 7 or 8th of February! Is it weird I am super pumped that the baby will be born in the same month as me as long as it’s not really early?
- Sleeping: I’m now sleeping about 9 hours a day, which is much better than the 18 hours I was sleeping just a few weeks ago!
- Foods I now Crave: Carmel Apple Suckers, Cooked Deli Ham, Egg Sandwiches
- Foods I can’t Stand: Fish, Salads (I hope this changes soon), Basically all Vegetables
- Workouts this Week: 4!
- Thing I am most Excited for: Friday’s Ultrasound Appointment!