Right now your baby is an embryo the size of a poppy seed, consisting of two layers: the epiblast and the hypoblast, from which all of her organs and body parts will develop.
The primitive placenta is also made up of two layers at this point. Its cells are tunneling into the lining of your uterus, creating spaces for your blood to flow so that the developed placenta will be able to provide nutrients and oxygen to your growing baby when it starts to function at the end of this week.
Also present now are the amniotic sac, which will house your baby; the amniotic fluid, which will cushion her as she grows; and the yolk sac, which produces your baby’s red blood cells and helps deliver nutrients to her until the placenta has developed and is ready to take over this duty.”
How far along? 4 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: I have no idea. I’ll find out tomorrow when I go to the gym.
Maternity clothes? nope
Stretch marks? um yeah, I already have one kid.
Sleep: What’s that?
Best moment this week: Telling Steven that he’s going to be a daddy again!
Food cravings: healthy stuff
Gender: I’m thinking girl this time, especially with all these crazy mood swings.
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? still in
What I miss: going more than one day without crying
What I am looking forward to: Our first dr. appointment
Weekly Wisdom: Do not start the day off by teasing a pregnant woman. Anything she would normally laugh at is no longer funny.
Other memorable moments:
It has been quite amusing seeing and hearing everyone’s reactions. Some tell us we are crazy, and some tell us we are brave. I believe it’s a bit of both. It seems that most people didn’t really believe us when we said we wanted a big family. I think now that we will have 2 under 2 they are beginning to realize that maybe we were serious.