12 weeks



Ugh. Ignore my hands. Yes, I hate my hands. I'm sure I've mentioned it before, sorry. They totally give away the fact I'm not really 22. Heh. I joke. I really am. Promise.

Anyway, here is the "premade" 12 weeks. I seriously can't believe I am this far already. Not really any bump yet, the squidgy belly is getting harder but that's all really. I want my baby bump!


Look at that. I have a baby in there.

"Your baby's face is beginning to look more human -oh yeah, she's a human now- , even though she is only about 2 inches / 5.5 centimetres long from her crown to her rump and weighs slightly less than half an ounce/ 14 grams. The eyes, which started out on the sides of the head, have moved closer together. The ears are almost in their normal position on the side of the head. The liver is making bile and the kidneys are secreting urine in the bladder, -ugh, who wants to hear that? My baby can keep it in I'm sure-

The fetus squirms if your abdomen is prodded -bubba, Dakota says sorry in advance.- although you cannot yet feel movement. Fetal nerve cells have been multiplying rapidly and synapses (neurological connections in your brain) are forming. The fetus has acquired more reflexes: touching the palms makes the fingers close, touching the soles of the feet makes the toes curl down and touching the eyelids makes the eye muscles clench -what a smartie!-."

So that's all on that. OK, and if you count 12 weeks as the end of the first trimester, I suppose I am out of it now? So yay! Still a bit apprehensive but I really hope this marks a stage where I can relax a little!

- Anna

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