BabyBump reports: Baby Size ~ 36.8cm (cauliflower). Baby Weight ~ 0.907 kg
This week your baby looks like a thinner, redder, more wrinkled version of what he will look like at birth, but in the next few weeks more fat will fill out his appearance. Your baby’s immune system is continuing to mature as are your baby’s lungs which are still practicing breathing amniotic fluid.
It seems like it wasn’t too long ago when I was having a minor breakdown from not feeling any kicks to feeling kicks all over my belly today. Not sure if it’s psychological but it feels like Junior has been kicking a lot more vigorously since I’ve started taking the medication that the doctor prescribed for my hypo-thyroid condition that was diagnosed in late March. Hopefully the euthyrox is helping to increase the hormone production and increasing our overall energy levels.
Last Friday night, I was crying in the car as we headed home from the 24-hour clinic because the doctor didn’t have a doptone machine to read my baby’s heartbeat. Apparently, a stethoscope is not adequate to read heartbeats through all the amniotic fluids. The doc might have sensed my impending breakdown because he waived the charge on our consult.
This morning, we made an emergency visit to the gynae even though our next appointment is just a week away because I was still worried all weekend about not feeling any baby kicks. The gynae cut short my apologetic ramblings by telling me that it’s normal to be worried and that she has mothers who come by almost everyday. My weight gain of 3kg in five weeks was also a good sign since I didn’t put on any weight in the first 15 weeks. I definitely felt much better with just those words alone because it meant I wasn’t the only crazy new mother in town.