I went in for my 10 week ultrasound today at 3 pm. I was a basket case! I barely slept last night and had to force myself to eat the little bit I did during the day. When I got in the car on my way home after work, I started sobbing because I was so terrified!
It was all for naught…because everything was just fine and I got to see my prefect baby, which actually looks like a baby now!
Updated pics of Baby Tow (who is very friendly by the way. He/She was quite wiggly and I’m pretty sure I saw him/her wave at us 🙂
The baby is measuring ahead at 10 weeks and 2 days. Interestingly enough, my sac is measuring at 12 weeks. My doctor explains this is why I already have a little pooch. It was kind of surreal being at the clinic today. Dr. Sanchez came in and congratulated me and basically told me I “graduated” and can see a regular OB now. It actually made me kind of sad because I’ve been going there for two years now and they’ve been a huge source of support. I know that leaving them is a good thing, though, so I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my life. I gave my favorite nurse, Gayle, a hug and promised them tons of pictures come October when the baby is born. Although, now that the baby is measuring a little further along, maybe I’ll have a baby at the end of September, instead. Either way, I’m sad and excited all at the same time for leaving them. There are just so many changes right now!
Here are a couple of new belly pics for your viewing pleasure. This time, you can see my face. I kind of felt like a pregnant impostor in the last belly pics, but now that I actually saw a real wiggly baby I’m feeling more confident!
At ten weeks:
-I’m still feeling pretty vomitous but I’ve had some good days
-Still need my 3-4 hour naps. Daily.
-Can’t stand any meat right now. I think the baby is a vegetarian…LOL!
-Love salt and vinegar chips!
-Can’t get enough of cheese! (which is funny since I am lactose intolerant when I’m not pregnant, but apparently not right now)
Now for a little excerpt courtesy of 3D pregnancy of the baby’s development this week:
By the end of Week 10, your baby graduates from embryo to fetus, which literally means “little one.” It also translates to “I’m just going to keep getting bigger and bigger and so are you!” Other highlights this week:
Your baby has finally morphed from a little tadpole into, well, a baby. Not only is the face more human-like, but that unflattering “tail” (really just the developing spinal cord) has disappeared, fusing into the spinal column.
Your baby now has discernible fingers and toes, which will explain the steady stream of kicks and punches you’ll feel down the line.
Junior’s skeleton is starting to grow and harden. The ears are beginning to take shape and the eyelids are no longer transparent. Tooth buds are forming, although your baby won’t get any teeth until six or seven (or eight or nine or 10) months after birth.
Baby’s brain will make an incredible 25,000 new neurons every minute this week. While you may feel like you’re losing as many as he’s gaining, we can assure you it’s not permanent. “Pregnancy brain,” like nausea and bloating, is a temporary symptom that soon shall pass. (And then you’ll get “Mommy brain,” but we won’t go there now.)
If you’re baby is a boy, he’s started producing that macho hormone testosterone. And whether your baby is a boy or a girl, the kidneys are creating copious amounts of urine. Lucky for you, you won’t have to change a diaper for another 30 weeks.
Baby weighs only 4 grams and measures 1½ inches, about the size of a mondo Brazil nut.