Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pregnancy Week 5

The neural tube — from which your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout — is starting to develop in the top layer, called the ectoderm. This layer will also give rise to his skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel.
His heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week, in fact, his tiny heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby's muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue.
The third layer, or endoderm, will house his lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as his thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job. (From Baby Center)

How Graeber #3 and I Are:

Symptoms: I still only really have gas and super bloat. The crazy dreams are still there. I did have one flash of nausea today, but it lasted all but a few minutes. 
Cravings: Mexican food. Ice. Cheese fries.  
Things that make me go YUK! : Still nothing yet. Only time will tell!

Gender: We will find out! I hope its a girl this time, but if its a boy I will be happy too!
Something I am excited about: I am excited about the super cute shirt I bought and got yesterday! I can not wait to get bigger and be able to wear it!! I love maternity clothes! I am getting excited about my ultrasound. 2 weeks and 5 days.....but who is counting lol.
Doctors and such:June 4th. I will talk to her about a lot of things. I am going to tell her about how I want a water birth and how I might switch to a midwife. I do want to make sure that I am ok though. Then if I am, I will go. She is such a compassionate person that I hope she will see my views and be supportive. 
I seriously have a mini bump....its including my fat, but its obvious. :/ I was the same way with Jackson, but i do not think it was this bad already! I have a weird thoughts and dreams that there is 2.....I sure hope its just only one though.
Happenings of the Harper Household