Posted by: mommyq | December 9, 2004

10 Weeks – 56 Days after Conception

Wow, the weeks are finally starting to feel like they are TICKING! It is very exciting!

I have my first midwife appointment on Monday and I am hoping that we will be able to hear the heartbeat! I have so many questions for the poor lady that we might be there a while! LOL I have been keeping a list in one of my notebooks at home so every time I think of something, I jot it down.

Baby Quinn is safe and secure and has not been giving its mommy a hard time lately. I have not had ANY pain since last friday ::::keeping my fingers crossed:::: so I am hoping that it stays that way. I am still pooped all the time and cannot wait for the second trimester so I can get some of my energy back.

On to the update:

You are now 10 weeks pregnant (56 days after conception), which is the beginning of week 11. Your baby measures about 3.5 cm (or 1.4 inches) and weighs about 5 grams (or 0.18 ounces). By the end of this week all your baby’s major organs will be in place. Over the following months before birth, they will continue to grow and mature.

Your baby’s legs are now longer than their arms and the large muscles in their arms and legs have developed, forming thick bands of padding between their skin and underlying bones. Your baby’s brain and nervous system are maturing, their muscles and nerves now working together to facilitate your baby’s first movements. Initially the movements are only small, jerky and uncoordinated and the baby is far too small for the mother to feel any movements within. Your baby now has primitive reflexes and can respond to touch if stroked on the palm of their hands or the soles of their feet.

The earliest recording of electrical brain activity in an unborn baby is at 7 weeks after conception, although the impulses are scant and disorganised. By 10 to 11 weeks, your baby’s brain waves are increasingly regular, corresponding with the timing of their first real movements.

Your baby can now open their jaw and stretch. Their body is straighter and small ribs can be seen through their chest. Their digestive system is developing rapidly and they are about to have a growth spurt!

Are you 10 weeks pregnant? Check out PregnancyCorner.com’s week by week calendar to learn more about you and your baby.

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  1. Oh Sue, did nobody tell you? You will be pooped for the REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!! LMAO!!! *jk* I am sure you will feel so much better in your 2nd tri. I know I did. 🙂

    Hope your mattress came today!

    • Thanks for those wonderful words Dana! LMAO ;(

      The mattress arrived last night and boy oh boy was it worth the wait!!!


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