Well we are finally at 7 weeks, which means we are almost 2 months along, yeah! We finally go to the doctor's next week and we can't wait.
Here's what's happening this week:
This week the baby has an amazing growth spurt. At the beginning of this week, the baby is approximately 4 to 5 mm and by the end of the week it has more than doubled to 11 to 13 mm. The baby's leg and arm buds are longer now and they have divided into segments where the hands and feet will be. The hands and feet also have an area where the fingers and toes will begin to form. At this point the heart is bulging frrom the body and it has divided into right and left chambers. The brain's hemispheres are continuing to grow and the air passages into the lungs are visible. Your baby's eyes are begining to get pigment. The nose is developing and the beginning of the face can be seen. The baby's abdomen is developing quickly and the appendix and pancreas are already present.
As far as what's happening to me, morning sickness is kicking my butt! I am unable to keep anything down. I am a prisioner in my home and can't leave for fear that I will puke everywhere. I'm trying to hang in there, and know that this will all be worth it to have a healthy little baby.
As far as Lily, she is very interested in me and why I spend so much time with my head in the bucket. In fact she often appears to be mocking me by sticking her head into my bucket.