Sunday, November 23, 2008
Your pregnancy: 5 weeks
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How your baby's growing: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. **copied from babycenter.com**
So I probably won't be good at keeping up weekly on what my baby is like.. but i figured I'd try. I'm 5 weeks. AND TIRED! Luckily (knock on something) I'm no longer feeling sick. Hopefully this will continue throughout the rest of the pregnancy.
This pregnancy is already different from my last two. I had morning sickness for at least the first trimester with the other two. I also had to have Caeser salad all the time.. What do I want right now? Meat. Steak. OH! and Cheesecake. But I figure out.. I don't really like the cheesecake all that much, but I really like the crust on the cheesecake!
Let's see. What else is going on in our life? I get to do sharing time in Primary next Sunday, and I'm kind of excited about it. I have a good idea.. So hopefully next Sunday I'll be telling everyone how good it went :-D.
Well I think I'm going to go take a little nap. I really love how independent my girls can be sometimes. It's nice that they can play together without to much interference from me. Makes sneaking a nap in so much easier!