Thursday, January 15, 2009

6 weeks, 1 day

Exhaustion has set in. Thank God that morning sickness has not. I started getting sick at 5 weeks with Ethan, so maybe this pregnancy will be different. I still have this fear that I will go to the ultrasound in a few weeks and something will be wrong or there won't be a heartbeat. I fear this because of my past miscarriages, but as a friend reminded me, most pregnant women have this fear. We're women. We worry. But I know that God is in control!
Your pregnancy: 6 weeks
How your baby's growing: This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. The emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and the arms and legs by protruding buds. The heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his/her body. The intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to the lungs has appeared. The pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of the brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean. Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb.

1 comment:

  1. And what a beautiful lentil bean we will have!!!