Goodbye 1st trimester....HELLO 2nd trimester :)
Symptoms: The nausea is gone & my energy is back! Woo hoo - glad to finally be feeling back to myself. However, I'm not really crazy about these DD's I am carrying around ;)
Sleep: no problems other than still waking up to pee at 4am & not being able to fall back asleep. Will this ever end??
Food cravings/aversions: now that I am feeling better, I am trying to eat less of the "comfort" foods & add healthier items into my diet. Still can't give up my potatoes though!!
Movement? none yet
What I miss? honestly?? my "C" cup boobs - lol :)
Best moment(s) this week: seeing my girlfriend Desiree & leaving behind the 1st trimester
What I'm looking forward to: feeling the baby move
Next Appointment: August 23rd- AFP (alpha-fetoprotein) blood draw to see if the baby has a neural tube defect such as spina bifida or anencephaly.
Milestones: Baby T can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, & suck his/her thumb! Facial muscles are getting a workout as the tiny features form one expression after another. The kidneys are producing urine, which is released into the amniotic fluid around him/her. An ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, is starting to develop all over his/her body. The liver starts making bile this week & the spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells.