I can’t believe that I am almost past the first trimester (the 12-14 week seems to be the “ending point” of the first trimester). As happy as I am to be almost out of the all day nausea club, I am getting increasingly nervous at the thought of having a child around 24/7. Brian seems to think we are going to be fine. He thinks a little too highly of my ability to handle kiddos!!! Even after I have worked with children for 10 years and taken several classes on development, I find myself praying more and more often for wisdom and strength. Oh yeah, I also pray that the yucky/nausea feeling stops soon too!
Changes are good, especially in Junebug!
Junebug is now 60 to 65 millimeters long or about two and a half inches long, and weighs about 14 grams. He or she has the ability to swallow and absorb and discharge fluids. Hands, now complete, are growing fingernails. Even tooth buds are appearing. Junebug’s face now has a distinctly human appearance. The amniotic sac contains about 50 cubic centimeters of fluid (one and one half ounces). This week, the placenta takes over the important task of hormone production.
Change (be it slow and all) in me…
My uterus has risen above my pubic bone and it is about the size of a grapefruit. I have started to “show.” I have been told that I have a “pouch” starting (I guess more so than I had before!). When I lay down at night on my back I can barely feel my uterus just below my belly button! It is kinda exciting to know that I can almost feel Junebug!
Although I haven’t had any weight gain (only 8 lbs lost) my pants are fitting tighter. I have found maternity clothes to be big, but most comfy.
If I haven’t mentioned it already, my next appointment is December 30 2003. I will update you all before then, but I just wanted you all to know!