Life with the Wallaces

>5 weeks pregnant – 245 days to go!

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Your baby is about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. The big development this week: Your baby’s brain is beginning to grow! It develops from the neural tube, a structure that will also spawn your baby’s spinal cord, nerves, and backbone. Since folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida, you can see why it’s so important to take it while trying to conceive and early in pregnancy. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job.
How Far Along: 5 weeks
Total Weight Gained/Loss: almost 3 lbs
Maternity Clothes: not yet but I cant wait!
Sleep: it seems to be where I am most, so tired all the time!
Best Moment of the Week: telling close friends and seeing how excited they get for us knowing how hard of a time we have had
Movement: not yet but cant wait
Food Craving: not much yet but pickles do sound and taste good
Food aversions: nothing
Morning sickness: a little nauseous but nothing too bad
Gender: not yet, we will find out in a about 15 or so weeks
Labor Signs: hopefully not for a long time
Belly Button: in
What I miss: having energy and not being so tired
What I’m looking forward to: our first ultrasound for this month:)
Weekly Wisdom: “Do not worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” Philippians 4:6
Milestones: just finding out we are having a baby after all our wait, amazing!

I did take belly pics but yes Im just a little too flabby to post yet, maybe in a few weeks!


Author: Amber Wallace

High School Digital Media teacher that is married to a Digital Media Communications at a local college. We have one little girl who was born May 28, 2010 and hope to add another one soon!

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