Sunday, July 26, 2009

Week 15

I don't have any exciting news from this weekend. I spent the vast majority of the time studying, other than going to dinner with some friends on Friday night and going to church today. I hope all of this studying pays off in the end!

I am 15 weeks today. I think my belly has grown a little, but it might just be from eating too much! This might be a little too much information, but I have definitely grown in the chest area. I started off as a B cup and now I am filling up a D. Probably not a good sign for the rest of the pregnancy if I am already that big!

I look goofy in this picture because Tim was telling me to stop tightening my stomach and I was telling him I wasn't right as he took the picture.

Here's what's going on with the baby this week. This article says it's the size of an apple, but all of the other ones say it's the size of a navel orange and one said the size of a softball.

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")

We are finding out somewhere around August 31 what the baby will be. Our doctor only does an ultrasound the first time you go in and at 20 weeks, so we won't have a chance to know before that.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Sorry there's no exciting news to report. I'll have some fun stuff next weekend after finishing the bar and graduating!


Bobbi Janay said...

Good luck with the BAR and I grew in the chest area in the beginning and they stayed that way til after I delivered.