Thursday, August 20, 2009

Week 5

Your baby is about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. The big development this week: Your baby's brain is beginning to grow! It develops from the neural tube, a structure that will also spawn your baby's spinal cord, nerves, and backbone. Since folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida, you can see why it's so important to take it while trying to conceive and early in pregnancy. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job.

I'm feeling really good. I get bouts of nausea, but it passes after I eat something. I have a new bed time of 10 now and I have a feeling it will get earlier. Chris and I are having fun talking about all the new things to come. Like me not being able to fit in a booth seat in a few months. lol I can't wait for our first appointment. I know time is going to feel like it's dragging, but April will be here before we know it.


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