First Trimester

5 w, 1 d: I am an emotional basketcase

Well, one thing I now know: I will pretty much cry over anything and everything, and then will freak out and rage on my husband and get really angry at him for seemingly no reason. The poor man.

So far, meh today. Not feeling my best. I need to force myself to eat something, but nothing sounds good. Nausea. I have decided that it’s going to be better for me if I don’t read the sad posts on the various and sundry message boards I frequent. They cause me to unneccsarily worry about my little bean (which is now the size of a apple seed) I am really trying to focus on less paranoia and more positivity (which I know i keep saying, you guys, but believe me– it’s hard. I think I am just a natural worrier or something). Body wise: bloated as all get out, gassy, and feeling like I’m on an emotional roller-c0aster.

For my own joy, here’s a few little facts about my sweet lil appleseed:

To Quote Babycenter:

How your baby’s growing:

Deep in your uterus your embryo is growing at a furious pace. At this point, he’s about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. He’s now made up of three layers — the ectoderm, the mesoderm, and the endoderm — which will later form all of his organs and tissues.

The neural tube — from which your baby’s brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout — is starting to develop in the top layer, called the ectoderm. This layer will also give rise to his skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel.

His heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week, in fact, his tiny heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby’s muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue.

The third layer, or endoderm, will house his lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as his thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job.

🙂 Reading this makes me so happy. It’s just so exciting!

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