Saturday, December 26, 2009

5 weeks

Week 5 of Pregnancy
Deep in your uterus your embryo is growing at a furious pace. At this point, he's about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. He's now made up of three layers — the ectoderm, the mesoderm, and the endoderm — which will later form all of his organs and tissues.

The neural tube — from which your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout — is starting to develop in the top layer, called the ectoderm. This layer will also give rise to his skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel.

His heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week, in fact, his tiny heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby's muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue.

The third layer, or endoderm, will house his lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as his thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job.
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We're telling our parents tonight so I am beyond excited. As for symptoms, nausuea, fatigue, sore bbs still around. I'm so nervous about the sonogram on Jan. 8, everything is going great so I shouldn't worry but I can't help it, I'm so scared that something will be wrong. Anyway just counting the days until the u/s. I'll post about the parents reactions soon. :)


embieadoptmom said...

Can't WAIT to hear how your parents react :) We are just 7 weeks apart :)

Michele said...

Isn't this exciting!! You will feel so much better when you see that little heartbeat on the u/s screen!!

Brenda said...

I hope your parents are as excited as those of us in blogland are for you!

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BB said...

I'm so happy for you!!! Can't wait to hear how your parents react!!!

Tristi said...

Just caught up on your blog and I'm so happy for you! I talked to you on the Bump shortly after my DD was diagnosed with TS (I'm TKx2 there) and have been following your blog since. It gives us a lot of hope for our beautiful girl's future!