Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Twelve Weeks

Today makes twelve weeks...almost the end of the first trimester! I am in Detroit this week for business and hoping I can make it through these 16 hour days I have Thursday-Saturday. I am pretty sure I am not going to make it, considering I either have to nap for two hours in the afternoons to make it to 11 p.m. or senza nap I am hitting the hay at 9 p.m. OY!

At least now, everyone I work with and work for knows I am knocked-up, so I hoping they'll cut me a little slack here! Surely I can skip out on the evening activities after making my initial appearance?! Everyone will be drinking anyway, so I think that gives me a natural pass, no?

I am also waiting to see if I'll actually be able to get a NT Scan. Turns out the doctor my doctor was sending me to is on vacation for a few weeks. So they're checking with another doc. UGH! So frustrating, since my window is closing for that time frame they can do it in and get an good reading. I am beginning to wonder if I should press for the scan, since my doctor obviously didn't think I needed it in the first place. She usually does a Triple Screen between 16-18 weeks. And I have already had two ultrasounds, so perhaps she's got the bases covered? I dunno. I wish we had discussed it. I will be 35 two months before the baby is due, but apparently my doc isn't treating me as AMA. I don't really know what to do at this point and I am totally unsure if my insurance even covers the NT Scan. They're supposed to call me on my cell this week, so we shall see.

Other than that, that's pretty much all that's going on with me this week. Here's what's happening with the Little Being:

From BabyCenter:

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

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