|Baby Development - Week 7
||[Dec. 4th, 2006|07:24 am]
The extended family of Ivonne and Alma B. Rigby
Your baby is now almost half an inch long — roughly the size of a raspberry.|
Your baby has elbow joints and distinct, slightly webbed fingers and toes. In his oversized head, both hemispheres of his brain are developing. His teeth and the inside of his mouth are forming, and his ears continue to develop. Eyelid folds partially cover his tiny peepers and the tip of that nose you'll be tweaking someday is emerging. His skin is paper-thin, and his veins are clearly visible. Your little one also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. His liver is busy producing red blood cells, and a loop of your baby's growing intestines is bulging into his umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from his tiny body. Your baby still appears to have a small tail (actually, it's an extension of his tailbone), but it will disappear in the next few weeks.
You can't feel his gyrations yet, but your little jumping bean is moving in fits and starts around his watery home.
Then the article talks a lot about morning sickness and how to deal with it. Fortunately I have not been nausous at all. However, I've been sleeping like crazy. I slept for 12 hours Saturday night and took two naps yesterday. At around 9pm last night Nathan made the comment that I couldn't possbily be tired again adn that he wanted the old unpregrant Sarah back. Of course that's because he was hoping for some...attention. After that he was happy and let me sleep.