Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Baby Stats - It's a Lemon!
I get weekly e-mails from the bump and today, at 14 weeks, the baby is the size of a lemon. It's not completely accurate, obviously, because last week it said that the baby was the size of a peach and frankly I think that a peach is bigger than a lemon. According to "Your Pregnancy: week by week" the baby is 3 1/4 to 4 inches. It is the size of my fist and weighs almost an ounce.
We had our first appointment with Loma Linda obstetrics and for the most part it went pretty smooth. The doctor was super nice, very informative and gave me a folder with a ton of resources and information, which my other doctor failed to do. We got to hear the heartbeat for the first time which was super exciting and then she brought in the ultrasound machine and did an ultrasound. I don't think I'll ever get that picture out of my head. The baby's back was turned to us so all we could really see was it's spine and feet and back of it's head but it started moving all around. At one point it raised it's hand up and we could see tiny little fingers. It was so exciting to watch it move and turn. It really made it sink in, our little baby is alive and living and moving around. God is so amazing!
I was worried that I gained more weight than I should have but I have gained 6 pounds in 14 weeks so I think that's not too bad. I have certainly noticed some extra "padding" on my arms, hips, thighs and tummy but I know I'm eating healthy and not succumbing to many cravings so I guess that's fine. After my exam the doctor said, "I hope you don't have a big baby." ::GULP:: Apparently my body doesn't look like it's set up to deliver a big baby. She told me to gain weight slowly so that the baby doesn't get too big. I guess we'll see what happens. Makes me a little nervous about the whole delivering process.
In closing here's a cute alphabet poster I fell in love with. If you're wondering why the letters don't match up it's because it's in German, there will be an English one released later this year.