Tuesday, January 26, 2010

7 Weeks

Week 7! Hard to believe we're over halfway through the first trimester. Here's the update!

Baby is the size of a tic tac this week:

And is starting to look a little more like a baby:

Baking Baby Blakely

"This week your baby's brain is growing at a mind-boggling 100 cells per minute within a see-through skull. If you could peer inside, you'd see those tiny brain cells growing and growing and growing (about as quickly as you feel like yours are shrinking and shrinking and shrinking with your "pregnancy brain"!).

More high points include: Your baby's face is becoming more defined this week. A tiny mouth hole (which will be ready to wail before you know it!), tongue, nostrils and ear indentations are visible. His or her eyes are wide open, but he doesn't have irises (the colored part) yet.

Baby's arm buds are growing. At this point they look more like microscopic ping-pong paddles than arms. Baby's leg buds are also forming and will look like tiny paddles by the end of the week.The umbilical cord—the connection between your baby and the placenta—is now visible.

Your baby is now between 1/3 and 1/4 inch long—about the length of a Tic Tac and about as heavy as an eyelash. While that sounds tiny, he or she is approximately 10,000 times bigger than at conception. Crazy, huh?"

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on the lucky 7 milestone! So happy your u/s went just as you dreamed it would. :)

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  2. That is crazy...it's crazy to think we all started off that way too. I still think it kind of looks like a whale or something. haha. Congrats on 7 weeks! :)

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  3. 7 weeks! Hope the ultrasound went really well today.

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  4. I love tic-tacs!! Yay Stef for week 7!!

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  5. Yippee for 7 weeks and your little tic tac! More than half way through the first trimester already! Congrats!

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