Baby D update

I’m fifteen weeks pregnant. Our baby’s crown-to-rump length is approximately 4 inches and she now weighs approximately 1.75 ounces. Our baby is close to the size of a softball and you can easily tell that I am pregnant now!

We have our first midwife appointment on Tuesday. I’m so excited to hear the heartbeat, and see my Kathy again!

Our baby is growing at an amazing rate and looking more like a human every day. Because our baby’s skin is so thin, you are able to see blood vessels through the skin. Lanugo hair covers our baby’s body, but it will be gone when our baby is born. The hair on the eyebrows and head continues to grow. Some babies are born with little or no hair and others have a head full of hair! I’m sure ours will have hair to begin with and then be bald by six months like our others.

Thank you, BabyCenter for this wonderful illustration.

If we had an ultrasound at this point, you might be able to see your baby sucking its thumb. Even though the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, they are still widely separated. Our baby’s ears look like normal ears and continue to develop externally. The bones that have already formed continue to get harder and retain calcium. The baby is very mobile and flexible at this point. She can bend her arms at the elbows and wrists and she can also make a fist with her hands.

I know it doesn’t look like it in the photo, but I feel huge and unwieldly. I hit my hips on the gate and chairs and counter all the time. I’m totally clumsy, much more so than usual. I feel like I look ginormous already. I bought a cute blouse for Easter and had to take it back and exchange it for an EXTRA large! In my other pregnancies, I wasn’t wearing extra large until the end of the summer.

I’ve started to feel the baby move when I am still and quiet and paying attention (only when I’m about to fall asleep). Those little flutters are God’s gift to remind me why I’m doing this.

We are having a difficult time coming up with a good “D” name. I don’t really care if it starts with D, but Kevin really liked the idea. Now he thinks we should have the name start with a “Z” to let people know we’re DONE.

Emotionally, I feel out of control and overly sensitive most days. I have very little tolerance for the usual childish antics I deal with on a normal basis. I’m over the nausea but still feel more tired than usual. Normally, I’m a night owl, but last night for example, I couldn’t even finish the movie I was watching, and I detest quitting a movie in the middle.

I love being pregnant. I love being pregnant. I love being pregnant. I love being pregnant. *wanders off repeating under her breath*

10 thoughts on “Baby D update

  1. Well, you look great if that's any consolation! It will all be worth it in the end 🙂 I think the alphabetical names are adorable by the way.

  2. Have you thought up any actual "Z" names though? I can't think of too many. Really can't think of any if it's a girl. It's always fun picking out baby names though. Enjoy. It will probably be easier once you find out if it's a boy or girl :).

  3. The names are great! I grew up with an ABCZ family. I asked why Zach wasn't a D and all the kids replied, "mom said she'd had enough!" 🙂 Thanks for sharing your pregnancy stories… I enjoy reading them!

  4. you look beautiful. when I even *think* for a second about #4 I try & remind myself how I felt for the last 15+ weeks with #3. I can't even imagine my poor body with #4.
    PS – think you need a "d" name. keep thinking…you'll think of one.
    PSS- I think it's a boy!

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