Sunday, March 2, 2008

Fourteen Reasons Why

Holy crap.

Fourteen weeks.

According to

Your baby's body systems are starting to work on their own. The digestive system practices moving food along the intestines and through the renal system and he can create and eliminate urine. He also continues to practice breathing the amniotic fluid in and out of his lungs. Your baby has tiny, soft nails on his fingers and toes, is growing hair and may even suck his thumb. Your baby is approximately 10-11.5 cm (3 ½ -4 inches) and weighs approximately 1.5 ounces.

Also, your baby's blood is beginning to form in the bone marrow and blood vessels are beginning to connect various parts of the fetus to another. The joints and muscles allow your baby full body
movement so your baby is able to move around. The baby's neck is getting longer and his chin is no longer resting on his chest. The eyes and ears continue to move into place. The hands are becoming functional and reflex movements often occur. Nourishment now comes from the placenta.

Fourteen Reasons Why This Pregnancy Is Different and Should Result In A RLB*

1) IVF
2) Lovenox
3) Great heartbeat on all ultrasounds
4) Consistent measurements - always ahead
5) Pregnancy vitamins - a different brand with extra folic acid
6) Phenergan helped me survive the first trimester vomitfest
7) Pure and utter faith
8) No spotting
9) Constipation
10) Fainting
11) Expanding waistline
12) Big breasts!
14) Heard the heartbeat loud and clear for the first time ever!

*Real live baby


JuliaS said...

I'm so happy to hear how well things are going - sounds great!

Continued good wishes to you!

I hope you don't mind that I added your blog to my links list - if you do, let me know and I will remove it. I just enjoy reading your posts and it was easier to find you this way!

Fertilize Me said...

Celebrating your 14 weeks! Congrats Hun!

Antigone said...

Yay yay yay! Happy Second Trimester!!!!

alison said...

Congrats, my dear!

Mel said...

Wow. Can you believe you are here?? I am so happy for you, words cannot explain!

infertility just sucks said...

So freaking exciting! This deserves the celebration that only a chocolate milkshake can provide.

Hurry! Go get one! For breakfast!

I am so glad to see things are going so well Katie. :)

Optimistic said...

Wow - I'm glad things are going so well! Past the 2nd trimester and have HEARD the heartbeat.


Jen said...'ve hit the 14 week mark!!! Congrats!