Tuesday, February 16, 2010

4 weeks


Here's what's going on with our baby this week, according to http://www.babycenter.com/;

This week marks the beginning of the embryonic period. From now until 10 weeks, all of your baby's organs will begin to develop and some will even begin to function. As a result, this is the time when she'll be most vulnerable to anything that might interfere with her development. Right now your baby is an embryo the size of a poppy seed, consisting of two layers: the epiblast and the hypoblast, from which all of her organs and body parts will develop. The primitive placenta is also made up of two layers at this point. Its cells are tunneling into the lining of your uterus, creating spaces for your blood to flow so that the developed placenta will be able to provide nutrients and oxygen to your growing baby when it starts to function at the end of this week. Also present now are the amniotic sac, which will house your baby; the amniotic fluid, which will cushion her as she grows; and the yolk sac, which produces your baby's red blood cells and helps deliver nutrients to her until the placenta has developed and is ready to take over this duty.

As for me, I'm feeling great, maybe a little tired, but completely fine.  I'm more hungry then I've ever been in my life!  I want NEED to eat every hour. on. the. hour.  I've gained 4 pounds within the last 2 weeks, probably a result of me immediately ceasing all exercise (until after I go to the doctor), and the fact that I've been eating for 2. 3. 20.  Any food and every food goes.  I've particularly been eating and wanting dill pickles.  I've been eating 2-3 of them per day.  Jeremy thinks that it's just that I think it's pregnancy food though and am falling for the hype... regardless, pickles are definitely good eats right now!

Shannon

2 comments:

klutzymama said...

Ha! You sound just like me with both my girls. I was an eating machine! :) This is so exciting!!

Kim M. said...

oh that's great! I detested the smell of food for the first trimester of all my pregnancies... so you are doing great!