**Yawn** Will I ever be awake again???

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

If I'm not nauseous then I'm sleepy...extremely sleepy. I remember my sister talking about how sleepy she was when she was pregnant, but OH MY GOSH! I guess it's good that I am not working in my office right now b/c if I was somewhere people couldn't see me I might end up with my head on my desk asleep! I thought my pre-natal vitamins would help me out with the fatigue, but they don't really. I hope after the first trimester it gets better...that's what I've been told & read anyway. I finally brought snacks to the office today, too. I've been finding myself needing something in the middle of the afternoon and not having anything but juice...I can only drink so much juice.

Baby Development

Your baby is about one inch from crown to rump - or roughly the size of a strawberry. Weighing in at one gram, your baby is very active, although you can't feel its movements yet. He or she now has all the major organs, muscles, and nerves; and a Doppler may be able to identify the heartbeat. While his or her testes or ovaries are formed, the external genitalia still appear sexless, which is why it is too early for an ultrasound to reveal its gender. Eyelids are beginning to form and the trunk is straightening and elongating, cartilage and bones are forming, the basic structures of the eyes are in place, and the tongue is beginning to develop. The fingers and thumb are visible, albeit short and webbed.