How your baby's growing:
Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds.
Yay - it's so exciting! I was also pleased to read that it's normal to have gained about 5 pounds by now. Hooray for being on track. Whew. That's good news considering how much I feel I have to eat these days.
I'm still sick. Yuck. But I'm getting better. Gradually. I was a little nauseous yesterday, but I never dry heaved. I actually did some laundry and picked up the house a little bit. That was a big deal. I've got to keep doing things little by little because we are supposed to have family at our house this weekend. Trying not to stress about things too much. If it's not clean, they know I've been sick.
I can tell I'm growing. When I lay on my back, my tummy pooch does sink all the way down anymore. There's still a little bump in there from the "apple" that is growing. So exciting. About 5 more weeks and we'll find out if this is a girl or a boy!