Here are the milestones little Baby B is making this week:
Big news! You may be able to hear the heartbeat this week with the help of a Doppler, an ultrasound device that captures the chug-a-chug sound of baby's heart. The first time you hear baby's heart, your own heart may skip a beat—it's the first real evidence that there's someone growing inside you! If you can't hear the heartbeat, no worries, your doc will just check again in a few weeks. Other amazing developments this week:
Baby is beginning to move, but you won't be able to feel anything for some time.
Baby is growing nipples and hair follicles (although there's still a chance you'll be giving birth to a baldy!) His pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and anus are all in place, ready to poop and pee a dozen times a day when he's born. Your baby's head is half the size of his body and his little chin is tucked into his chest. His tiny tail is beginning to shrink away, giving Junior a more human and less amphibious look.
Until now, all pre-babies look the same "down there." This week, however, your baby will begin to develop either male or female genitalia. In layman terms, your baby is beginning to develop her hoo-ha or his wee-wee. While you won't be able to find out the gender of your baby for several more weeks, the version you'll give birth to is being developed right now.
At this stage, your developing fetus is 1-inch in length, about the size of a martini olive (you remember martinis, don't you?) and weighs a mere 2 grams—a little less than a penny.
1.) "His tiny tail is beginning to shrink away" - ACK!!! That for some reason freaks.me.out. My baby has a TAIL?!?! Ew!!!!!
2.) Hmm... I wonder if he/she is morphing into a boy or girl? Time will tell. (and we WILL find out! There are clothes to be bought, people!).
3.) Aw, little Baby B is the size of an olive! How cute. Oh, and by the way, Token has been referring to it as Ziggy because I told him when we first found out that it was technically called a zygote until week 12 or something, and then it's called a fetus. I think I might have to change that nickname... I don't know, I just don't like Ziggy. I think Baby B works. Boring, yes, but cuter than, say Baby A... Baby B just flows better.