Today has been pretty amazing for me in pregnancy land. I just got the best call from my Dr. saying that my combined screen results were excellent, better than the average. My chances for down syndrome are 1 in 7,000. The average for my age is 1 in 1,000 so I'm very pleased about this. My results for trisomy 13 were also VERY low, 1 in 15,000 I believe. I've been worried sick for the past week about these results. Also, my thyroid levels are perfect. I take medicine to regulate my thyroid and sometimes your levels can change after becoming pregnant.
According to TheBump.com, Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby’s legs now out measure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can’t feel the movements.
And, according to BabyCenter.com, Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She’s busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she’s likely to move away from the beam. There’s not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby’s a boy or a girl! (Don’t be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby’s sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby’s position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to “hide the goods.”)
How far along? 14 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 5-6 lbs
Maternity clothes? Bought a few things, but not wearing any yet
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Sleeping better than last week. I still continue to wake up on my back no matter what position I fall asleep in.
Best moment this week: Hearing my excellent combined screen results and having an amazing lunch with my best friend and seeing the Vow. I'm shocked that I didn't cry during the movie, even with my crazy hormones.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Wine & Fish. I really missed wine at the wedding we attended over the weekend. I asked my hubby to smell his glass so I could dream about having a sip. :) Also, I NEVER crave fish and all of a sudden, I want tuna and all sorts of fish.
Movement: I swear I felt something this week!! A few different times I felt a fish-swimming-in-my-belly feeling that made me very aware of my stomach. Potentially my imagination.
Food cravings: Slurpee’s. I ALMOST got one yesterday but it was freezing outside and I didn't need the sugar.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Meat and Chipotle, which makes me sad. I love Chipotle and now just the smell or thought makes me sick.
Have you started to show yet: Looking chubby for sure but not one person has noticed a bump.
Gender prediction: I keep dreaming that it's a boy but with the recent breakouts I've been getting, it's making me think it could be a girl.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender& feeling the baby move!