Thursday, February 21, 2008

Frankie The Mean Eating Machine (12 Weeks 6 Days Pregnant...and counting)

I know that this blog is dangerously becoming a pregnancy blog...but bear with me oui? :)

This is what I seems to be doing all the time. The last check-up I've gained 1.5kg in 1 month! That's so not very good but I've been told that's the normal weight gain. But still this weight gain is making me back hurts very much.

And my skin is all blotchy and I have small pimples all over my boobies (esp) yucky...

I think I might've felt Peanut kicking but I can't tell for sure. It might be gas. But I feel this little 'knock' from time to time which is kinda cool :) If it was really Peanut, then he/she is a kicker for sure.

My constant companions these days are...


My belly is starting to get all itchy. I used to use cocoa butter but I find Mothercare's massage cream is way way much better and much cheaper than the cocoa butter cream that I used previously.

I have this craving for chili crabs/seafood. Anyone knows a good place to go have seafood (that won't break my pocket as I plan to take the whole family (9 of us!) for seafood eating frenzy session)

I'll be 13 weeks pregnant this coming Saturday.

13 weeks fetus (3D scan)

This is the last week of your first trimester and your baby weighs 14 to 20 grams. The crown-to-rump length of your growing baby is 2.6 to 3.1 inches. Your baby is now about the size of a peach. Fetal growth is amazing from now through about the 24th week of pregnancy. At this point of your pregnancy, there is a steady flow of pregnancy hormones in your bloddstream. Your body will adjust to the changes and morning sickness might stop and other early symptoms will begin to ease. Because the second trimester is approaching, feelings of anxiety or nervousness may also diminish. You have probably gained some weight by now. You are losing your waist and your clothing is probably fitting snugly.

There is a milky membrane that surrounds your baby. It is pierced by the umbilical cord and is made up of two layers, which are fused together. Your placenta provides most of the nutrients and oxygen that your baby needs. By this week, the placenta is well formed and ready to take over hormone manufacture from your ovaries. The placenta will produce progesterone and estriol. These hormones will be crucial in the maintenance of your pregnancy. Tissue that will form your baby's bones is being laid down, especially around the head and limbs. The nose and chin are becoming more prominent.

Your baby's eyelids meet and fuse together and they will not open again for nearly four months. The eyes started out on the side of your baby's head and they are now moving closer together on the face. The ears come to lie in their normal position on the sides of the head. If examined outside of the womb, you will be able to distinguish male from female at this time. The sockets for all twenty teeth are formed in the gums, and vocal cords are beginning to form.


I'm beginning to feel very attach to Peanut. Not that I don't feel attach to him/her before, but feeling him/her kicking and seeing him moving last week makes me realised that I have this wonderful thing growing in my belly, and I just feel this intense LOVE all over. And I fell in love with Mr Frankie all over again everytime I see him fussing over things that I should eat, shouldn't eat, have I taken my vitamins today, how he makes sure that I'm comfy all the time, how he is just all calm and collected everytime I get all biatch (it's the hormones, I swear!). I'm truly grateful for such a wonderful husband...

Ok enough of the mushy things hehehehe.

I can't wait for my MC catalogue to arrive! And I'll post my 13 weeks belly soon :)