Monday, May 3, 2010

{End of the First Trimester}

(image found HERE)

I am at the end of the first trimester! I had my OB appointment today and it went very well, jellybean was swimming around so much the doc had trouble keeping the doppler on, but we did hear the heartbeat and it was 168 bpm & I was so happy to hear it!! I go back in 4 weeks. By then I will be 17 weeks. 

I am wearing my maternity pants full time now due to my waistline getting bigger (I don't look pregnant, just fatter, but soon my time will come). I have been able to feel the baby move around, not from the outside but from inside. It feels like flutters and swirls. I can now feel my uterus, it's right at my belly button, (no wonder my pants don't fit anymore!)

My blood work was all normal. No diabetes, no anemia, nothing outta the ordinary. He was a bit upset that I hadn't gone into the diabetes clinic but I told him that I know what I should and shouldn't eat and have been eating that way for quite some time and the reason I didn't go was because the diabetes clinic wouldn't tell me if they would take my insurance or not. I am not too worried about it. I am eating really healthy & I have even lost weight...

Anywho, it was a good visit and everything went well. I was so glad their was a heartbeat and that jellybean is growing & thriving inside me!! YAY!!!

(found on the internet under 13 week fetus search on

The following was found at I am pregnant:

"This is the last week of your first trimester and your baby weighs 14 to 20 grams. The crown-to-rump length of your growing baby is 2.6 to 3.1 inches. Your baby is now about the size of a peach. Fetal growth is amazing from now through about the 24th week of pregnancy.

At this point of your pregnancy, there is a steady flow of pregnancy hormones in your bloodstream. Your body will adjust to the changes and morning sickness might stop and other early symptoms will begin to ease. Because the second trimester is approaching, feelings of anxiety or nervousness may also diminish. You have probably gained some weight by now. You are losing your waist and your clothing is probably fitting snugly.

There is a milky membrane that surrounds your baby. It is pierced by the umbilical cord and is made up of two layers, which are fused together. Your placenta provides most of the nutrients and oxygen that your baby needs. By this week, the placenta is well formed and ready to take over hormone manufacture from your ovaries. The placenta will produce progesterone and estriol. These hormones will be crucial in the maintenance of your pregnancy. Tissue that will form your baby's bones is being laid down, especially around the head and limbs. The nose and chin are becoming more prominent. Your baby's eyelids meet and fuse together and they will not open again for nearly four months. The eyes started out on the side of your baby's head and they are now moving closer together on the face. The ears come to lie in their normal position on the sides of the head. If examined outside of the womb, you will be able to distinguish male from female at this time.

The sockets for all twenty teeth are formed in the gums, and vocal cords are beginning to form."


  1. Yippee! One third down, only two thirds to go!!

  2. Congrats! :) The easiest one is over..... haha.

  3. I am sooo glad you are pregnant! Not being able to have any more myself I do find I still get broody so love anyone around me thats expecting! Right now its my daughter in law, soon to have my first grandbaby so that will suffice. However, i'm loving reading about your pg....!! :D


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