Your pregnancy: 12 weeks
How your baby's growing:The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
I'm cautiously holding out hope that by the end of this week, I'll be over this morning sickness (ok, well, all day stuff). Is it too much to hope for that since today is my last day with progesterone suppositories (and all cycling meds except pre-natals) that in a few days the sickness will magically disappear?!
Either way morning sickness or not, I'm still absolutely stoked to be here, to have gotten this far and to know that this is going all the way to the finish line for Katie and Kevin!
It's been a wonderful journey thus far and I can't wait to see what the rest brings.
Have a great week!
*Next OB appointment is Aug 27.*