Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Six Weeks

It's hard to believe that so much grows and changes in a week, but here we are at Week Six-- the week of the ultrasound, which is six days away (next Monday).

I'm still feeling ok-- sore breasts and really tired, but no real morning sickness to speak of. I've felt slightly queasy when my stomach has been empty, but nothing horrible. Could I be one of the lucky ones who doesn't experience m/s or should I brace myself for it to hit any day now? (I'm hoping it's the former, but I'm guessing it's the latter.)
On to the update!

Baby is the size of this:

But looks like a Sea Monkey, like this:

Baking Baby Blakely

This week starts a period of rapid cellular development for your baby-to-be, who looks like a mini tadpole, with a tiny head and tail. His or her eyes, ears and mouth have begun to form (though they're a little more Discovery Channel "creatures of the sea" documentary than Gerber Baby at this point).

Other exciting milestones include: Your baby's heart is now beating to a regular beat, although it's still too faint to hear.

His or her arm buds are just beginning to, well, bud. They look like teensy swollen bumps at this point. In a few days, they'll resemble itsy-bitsy flippers.

Your baby has grown to ⅛ inch long—about the size of one of the chocolate sprinkles on your last cupcake (and your last ice cream cone, and your last sundae and your last giant cookie ... maybe there is something to those rumors about pregnancy cravings!).


  1. haha - sea monkey. They do look kind of alien-ish right now don't they? I have a friend who has escaped M/S through her pregnancy - she just entered her 3rd timester so there is hope. But I also have another friend who said it didn't hit her until she was 6 weeks. So .... I guess you never know!

  2. You sound great! I hope you keep up your feelings of peace—and remain morning sickness–free. Can't wait for your 1st ultrasound!

  3. Congrats on six weeks, I hope you're lucky and get to stay away from morning sickness.

  4. Congrats on six weeks! I can't wait for you to see your little "sea monkey" next Monday. :)

  5. Baby tadpole! Love it.

    Don't celebrate the no sickness just yet... mine didn't really get going until 7 weeks. But really, for me it was a low-grade nausea almost all day, and it really wasn't all that bad. Small price to pay (although, that's easier to say now that I'm beginning to feel more like myself!).

    But you COULD be one of the lucky ones :)

  6. So happy no morning sickness YET! Hopefully you'll be a lucky one and skip that! Congrats on reaching 6 weeks! So excited for the US next week!

  7. Yay for week 6!!! So excited to hear about your ultrasound!!

  8. Yay for 6 weeks! Baby looks cute as a sea monkey!!

  9. Congrats on 6 weeks! Keep on growing that Baby Blakely! Can't wait to read about the ultrasound!