4 Week Preggo - Info
By the end of this week the round and pointy ends of your pear-baby will become more defined leaving them looking something like a miniature manatee.
Despite your baby looking like a sea creature without any eyes, ears or mouth, the earliest forms of what will become the larynx, internal ear, and eye lens are already present, although you'd have to be a trained expert to recognize them for what they're going to be in the future.
At the same time, tiny bumps are forming on your little embryo which will eventually become arms, elbows, fingers, legs, knees and toes - in all their miniaturized perfection.
Lastly, your magical sea creature will be sprouting a tiny tail by the end of this week! Don't worry, it's just the end of their developing spinal cord that'll eventually recede into their lower back.
A microscopic photo would reveal what seems to be their vertebrae filling out the spine and tail. Although they aren't bones yet, but rather, the "bone seeds" that will give rise to your baby's vertebrae, ribs and sternum.
More Info And how's mom doing?Who's tired & cranky? Just look in the mirror! To be perfectly fair, most women are just beginning to cue into the fact that they're pregnant, but that's where you're heading if you're not there yet!some doctors theorize that this sensitivity is potentially the whole reason for morning sickness: to clear your system of any toxic food by-products which—although fine for your adult stomach, could cause considerable harm to your baby’s newly forming digestive tract
In fact, the earliest symptoms of morning sickness may set in for some women at this time. The not-so-lovely symptoms are nausea and vomiting. Although this typically occurs in the morning and resolves itself by midday, morning sickness can come at any time, day or night, so—for an unlucky minority, you’ll be visiting puke-town throughout the day.
In general, most pregnant women don’t experience morning sickness until their sixth week, but it never hurts to know what vomit-y fate may be awaiting you.
Morning sickness is due to several changes that are taking place in your body. First, you are now pumping out significantly larger amounts of estrogen and progesterone than you're used to, which slows digestion waaaaay down in order to maximize nutrient absorption into your blood stream. Based on what sort of food you're eating, this slowed digestion can result in vomit-inducing nausea.
Also, your stomach is much more sensitive and some doctors theorize that this sensitivity is potentially the whole reason for morning sickness: to clear your system of any toxic food by-products which—although fine for your adult stomach, could cause considerable harm to your baby’s newly forming digestive tract and other body systems . If it helps, you could always think of the morning sickness as a baby-facilitated body cleanse.
yikes, sorry didnt mean to make you worry! when are you going in to have your bloods done? if the docs see them goig up, youve nothing to worry about, and way more reliable, urine concentrations can vary soooo much! x
Don't worry honey - I'm just a big old worry head today! I'm going on Monday to see the dr. Whether he will do bloods there and then I don't know. I'm not sure whether I will have repeat one though - I think they were just talking about doing one to check my levels to see how far I am and to work out when I need to have my scan. Would be good if they did repeat ones...we'll just have to see x
For all of us with losses I want to try and spread some PMA, this is my story:
With both my blighted ovum and my missed miscarriage I found out at our 12 week nuchal scan, and was totally devasted as you would expect. I never thought anything was wrong, why would I?
With my missed miscarriage the lady said she was sorry and asked if I would like to see what she is seeing, i said yes please. I asked the lady to show me the screen. She turned it round and i saw my lovely baby for the first time, it was about 9 weeks old. I kissed the image i saw on the screen, told it I loved it, and said goodbye. But I still saw my beautiful baby who looked absolutely prefect, even if it was just the once.
I have decided to press on like everything is fine and i have a baby on the way. I want to enjoy every minute. If it doesnt work out then so be it, but if it does then i want to treasure every moment of this pregnancy.
There is no reason why this beanie will not be joining our family.
So ladies, lets press on and enjoy these specials times and be positive so we can look back the the whole of our 9 months and be glad we enjoyed them all.
cleanse? surely that would mean if you have MS then you are trying to eat something harmful to bean? oh god, this is going to be the most anxious winter EVER! lol x
I think most ms is due to the increase in hormones - as long as you don't have anything that is on the 'black' list (and even most of the black list can be fine too), so to speak, I'm sure you and your baby will be fine x
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