Monday, May 11, 2009

13 weeks and Mother's Day!

13 weeks! What is Baby Purser up to this week?

Baby is now the size of a peach, measuring just under 3 inches and weighing approximately a full ounce!

The most remarkable thing about week 13 is that his little body is finally starting to catch up to his head in size, as his head now only accounts for 1/3 of his total size. If you are having a girl, she will have more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries by week 13.

Her teeth are in place under her gums, waiting to come out during teething, which can start as early as three months, or as late as twelve months. (Note: Some babies can even have one or two teeth showing when they are born!)

Veins and organs are visible through your baby's skin, which is still paper thin and transparent. Her intestines are forming villi, which aid in peristaltic movement and digestion, and her pancreas has even begun to secrete insulin!

Picture! I look huge in this picture! It's probably the shirt, because when I lift it up, it doesn't look that big! Either way, I sure am growing!

Who's in there?

I'm feeling no nausea now, but am still taking ginger root just in case. The only time I feel a little funny is when I'm brushing my teeth. (Almost always gag while doing so) Now, I'm on to HEADACHES! I asked the midwife about this and she said that I get them from not drinking enough water throughout the day. So as we speak I'm downing some water. (Like I should have been doing earlier)

Mother's (to be) Day yesterday was so fun! I got lots of texts and calls saying "Happy Mother's Day" It was very sweet. I even had an unexpected present from the hubby. He bought me a present without my knowing and got it shipped to his parents house. It was a book.

But the sweetest thing about it was the note inside: Thanks for being the oven!
Isn't he sweet?


  1. awww how sweet! you look so precious. thanks for the updates!

  2. I can't believe you're already 13 weeks! So crazy! :)