Today is: August 18, 2013
How far along: 5 weeks
Total weight gain: none!
Baby is the size of: A Sesame Seed!
What is going on with this baby: At this point, your baby-to-be is about the size of a sesame seed and looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. The embryo is made up of three layers –the ectoderm, the mesoderm, and the endoderm –which will later form all of the organs and tissues. In the top layer, called the ectoderm, the neural tube is starting to develop. Eventually your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout from here. This ectoderm will also give rise to skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel. Your baby's heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week,in fact, the heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby's muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue. The third layer, or endoderm, will house the lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as the thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job.
What is going on with me: I'm still pretty nauseous and really tired. The belly bloat is in full effect.
Baby is a: ???
Maternity Clothes: Just about!
Sleep: It's getting better...
Movement: Too soon!
Symptoms: sore boobs, nausea, waves of morning sickness, exhausted, moody.
Food Cravings/Aversions: I've been craving ice cold chocolate milk and fruits and veggies.
Best moment(s) this week:
Getting our second beta results - 10,135
I'm looking forward to:
Our first ultrasound on the 27th!!!