7 weeks (for real this time)

According to thebump.com, “Baby’s brain — both hemispheres! — is growing fast, generating about 100 new cells every minute. Arms and legs are emerging as joints start to form, and a permanent set of kidneys (baby’s third!) is now in place.”

How far along? 7 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain/loss: – 3 lbs

Maternity clothes? nope

Stretch marks? no new ones, and actually I realized this week that my old ones have faded a good bit

Sleep: Great! Lincoln slept 12 1/2 hours last night! I kept waking up to check on him because it weirded  (Hey, it’s a word to me.) me out.

Best moment this week: coming home to sleep in my own bed after a weekend out of town, visiting family

Movement: none

Food cravings: I don’t have much of an appetite lately.

Gender: no idea

Labor Signs: nope

Belly Button in or out? still in

What I miss: my glasses; I seem to have misplaced them.

What I am looking forward to: the husband coming home on Thursday

Weekly Wisdom: Want a kid to sleep really good? Take them swimming for two hours on a day they haven’t had a nap!

Milestones: We had our first doctor appointment!

We learned a few things at our first Dr. appointment last Friday.

  • I was apparently a bit off on my calculations. When we were spreading the word at what we thought was 5 1/2 weeks, I was only 4 1/2 weeks. Oops. Most people don’t even know they are pregnant until about 6 or 7 weeks. For some reason, my body seems to scream “PREGNANT!” at 3 1/2 or 4 weeks.
  • My estimated due date is January 27, 2011.
  • We will have to pay our insurance deductible twice on this kid. Our doctor will be billing us this year. The hospital will bill us after he/she is born in January. Things you never think of…
  • There is only one baby! I was very concerned about this, as I had strange feelings that it was twins. Whew. Not this time!
  • I think I’m going to love my new doctor! I was very sad when I found out my old doctor was leaving, but the new one is awesome.
  • It is difficult nearly impossible to entertain an active 6-month old in a clinic for 3 hours.
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