January 10, 2010

7 Weeks

Our little alien in 7 weeks today! I feel like everyday that goes by is a huge accomplishment, but I really love these weekly updates. I get so excited to read what's going on in there! So what's happening in my belly this week?

  • You are growing so fast! You are 10,000 times bigger today then you were at conception. You're now about the size of a blueberry :)
  • New brain cells are being generated at the rate of 100 cells per minute.
  • You're mouth and tongue will be forming this week.
  • So will your arm and leg buds, that look like paddle-like appendages and they will start dividing into hand, arm, shoulder, leg, knee and foot segments.
  • You're kidneys are now in place and are beginning to start working. As What To Expect When You're Expecting pointed out, at least I'm not having to change the diapers yet!

Busy week! Honestly, I have not been to the gym even ONCE. I go to bed so determined that I'll go in the morning and it didn't happen at all last week. It's extremely important to me to continue exercising during my pregnancy, but I'm just SOOOOOO exhausted. I feel like a walking zombie almost constantly. I know my body is busy and I have reason to be tired, but a lot of girls exercise the whole time, so I know I can do it!! I'm going to set short goals and I plan to go 3 times this week. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. I don't care if I fall asleep on the treadmill :)

As a couple side notes: 1) Can I get an Amen for that Alabama win on Thursday?? 2) The Patriots are playing in the playoffs right now against The Ravens. It hasn't been looking so good so far (we're almost in the 4th quarter), but I did pray for a win in church this morning. God, were you listening? 3) I don't know what is going on, but I'm getting daily Japanese/Chinese/Vietnamese (sorry.. don't know how to tell the difference) comments on just one of my older blogs. I find this so strange. Clearly, I have no clue what in the world they are saying. Has this happened to anyone else?


ay113sc said...

If she is anything like her Grannie and Aunties, her mouth and tounge will be very well developed!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I can't wait to see who won the game today!!! I'm actually pulling for the ravens lol

Katie said...

you need a LOT of rest right now, so dont worry about not hitting the gym...seriously. don't feel bad.

Expat Girl said...

Awww I love those weekly reports. I cant remember whose blog I stole the idea from but I have started writing them up from the baby..for example, dear daddy this week I am this size etc etc and I am going to send them out to him in a care package this week so he can read them ever thursday...but shhh dont tell him! congrats on the 7 week mark and get LOTS of rest : )

Stephanie said...

Just came by to say hi and saw that you are expecting!! Congratulations!!!

SCH said...

Your weekly updates are super cute!

Keep em coming, and get lots of rest!

JG said...

A) Don't worry, you'll hit your stride soon. Every pregnancy is different. You know Sara from When in Rome? It took her a while to "bounce back," if that's the right term, and she's studying to be a personal trainer! You'll do great :)

And yes, I've been getting those weird comments, too. I had to turn on comment moderation for all blogs 14 days or older. Annoying, but I don't want that junk on my blog where someone might click it and get a virus.

Heather said...

Wow - your body (and your baby) are uber busy this week!! Rest up - you'll find time for exercise later.

AND AMEN on that Bama game!!!!!!!!! Roll tide! :)

Anonymous said...

I've had the crazy comments, too. I believe it's a spam thing, so I disabled my annoymous (sp) comment function and it's stopped.

Steph said...

Awww so sweet! Hope you are feeling well and don't worry about not working out. I think being pregnant is a great reason to gain a few pounds and not feel guilty about it.