September 27, 2009
September 25, 2009
Karina = pure
Svetlana = star
Tatiana = fairy princess!!! =)
Tristan = tumult
Baby Naming Resource:
September 19, 2009
How far along? 13 weeks!
September 17, 2009
June 22 - July 22
March 21 - April 19
February 19 - March 20
September 13, 2009
September 09, 2009
Labels: First Trimester
The first trimester (0 - 14 weeks), is one of the most crucial for your baby. Within this trimester you will find the most rapid rate of growth and development taking place. By the end of the 1st trimester, your son or daughter will have grown to 3.4 inches (8.7 cm) long and weigh about 1.5 ounces (43 grams). Your infant will develop everything from limbs to vital organs. Week by week the changes are astounding!
Day 1: Sperm joins with the ovum to form one cell smaller than a grain of salt. Twenty-three chromosomes from each parent join to form every detail of human development: sex, hair, eye color, height, skin tone, personality, emotional make-up, and other inherited characteristics.
Day 3-4: The fertilized egg is rapidly dividing as it travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus where for the last two weeks the lining has been preparing to receive the zygote.
Days 5-9: The zygote implants in the lining and begins to draw nourishment from the lining.
Days 10-14, Week 2: The zygote splits into two sets of cells, half become the placenta, which provides nourishment for the fetus and the other will become the fetus. Placental chemicals and hormones prevent the women from menstruating.
Day 20: The embryo is now the size of an apple seed. The placenta and umbilical cord are now functioning. The foundations for the brain, spinal cord and nervous system are established.
Day 21, Week 3: The heart begins to beat.
Day 28, Week 4: The backbone and muscles are forming. Arms, legs, eyes and ears have begun to show. Hair has begun to sprout.
Day 30: The embryo is 10,000 times larger than the original fertilized egg. The heart is pumping increasing quantities of blood through the circulatory system. The placenta forms a unique barrier that keeps the mother's blood separate while allowing food and oxygen to pass through to the embryo.
Day 35, Week 5: Five fingers can be discerned in the hand. The eyes darken as pigment is produced. The embryo is now the size of a raspberry.
Day 40: Brain waves can be detected and recorded.
Week 6: The liver is now taking over the production of blood cells and the brain begins to control movement of muscles and organs.
Week 7: The uterus is about the size of a tennis ball. The embryo is moving continuously. The jaw forms, including teeth
Week 8: Now a little more than an inch long, the fetus has everything found in a fully developed adult. The stomach produces digestive juices, the kidneys are functioning and genitals have begun to form. Forty muscle sets operate in conjunction with the nervous system and the fetus responds to touch.
Week 9: Fingerprints are already evident in the skin. The fetus will curve its fingers around an object placed in its palm. The fetus weighs about 1/2 ounce and is developing fingernails and hair.
Week 10: The fetus can bend, stretch, make fists, open hands, lift its head, squint, swallow and wrinkle its forehead.
Week 11: The fetus is now two inches long. Urination occurs.
Week 12: The fetus now breaths amniotic fluid, sleeps, awakens, exercises, turns its head, curls its toes and opens and closes its mouth.
Week 13: Fine hair has begun to grow on the head, and sexual differentiation has become apparent.
September 05, 2009
September 02, 2009
Labels: Pregnancy Checklist
Take a pregnancy test - DONE last Aug 4!
Schedule first prenatal checkup - First checkup last Aug 20!
Get eating on track - Hard to eat healthy coz I've been craving for salty and buttery foods =( Gotta work on this and eat more fruits + veggies!
Start your prenatal vitamins - I can't stand any vitamins with iron! My stomach feels queasy the moment it hits =(
Start (or continue) exercising - I have zero to very minimal physical activity. I just sleep whole day. I hope I'd feel better soon so I can start exercising.
Begin looking at money matters - Yep, we gotta start our Baby Fund. 6 months to go!
Pick up some books on pregnancy - My sister in law said she'll send me her 2 preggy 2 books!
Milestone: See baby's heartbeat on ultrasound - YEAH! Hubby and I saw this last Aug 20. More about it HERE =)
Schedule monthly OB visit - Next checkup on Sept 19!
Schedule chorionic villus sampling - Err, I'm on Week 11 now. Too late for CVS! Besides, I don't think having this test is a norm in our country.
Consider a babymoon - Consider? We're having one on Oct 9 - 18! Actually it's our 1st wedding anniversary celebration / second honeymoon =)
Schedule nuchal translucency screening - Same comment as with the CVS above.