January 20, 2012


How Far Along? 5 weeks and 5 days(Sunday, December 25)
Size of Baby P?Sesame Seed; looks like a tadpole.
This week's major developments:
Deep in your uterus your embryo is growing at a furious pace. At this point, he's about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. He's now made up of three layers — the ectoderm, the mesoderm, and the endoderm — which will later form all of his organs and tissues.
The neural tube — from which your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout — is starting to develop in the top layer, called the ectoderm. This layer will also give rise to his skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel.
His heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week, in fact, his tiny 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 his lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as his 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.
(from www.babycenter.com)
Maternity Clothes? Not wearing them yet! Pants are snug and uncomfortable!
Weight Gain?4 pounds, UH-OH:/
Stretch Marks? Nope!
Gender? Can't wait!
Sleep? Still waking up multiple times during the night. Using the restroom more often and still having CRAZY dreams!
Food Cravings?Strawberry Sour Belts; the other night I seriously considered driving to Gatlinburg to get some. But my sister introduced me to a candy called Rips that are very similar and satisfy that craving so maybe we can save the gas and avoid that trip to Gatlinburg!
What I Miss? Sleeping through the night....
What I am loving? Having our little angel in my belly for Christmas! Best present ever!
Movement? Of course not! 
Symptoms? Still no nausea, not even slightly nauseated!; restroom breaks more frequently; CRAZY dreams; and other normal symptoms;)
Best Moment of the Week?Receiving our baby reveal items in the mail!; Spending Christmas with a baby in my tummy!


  1. Four pounds? Okay um, what have you been eating and where is my share? You still look great. Grow baby grow!

  2. You look great! Enjoy every minute!!


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