Be still my heart!! Baby’s heart is beating at around 105 beats per minute. While it’s still very early some ultrasounds can detect this sweet sound that will forever change your world.
Even though baby is only a teensy 0.08 to 0.12 in other big changes are in store this week. Your baby’s neural tube closes over what will become its spinal cord. Baby’s arm and leg buds begin to form. The bumps that will eventually become eyes and ears grow on what will become baby’s adorable face. Rudimentary lungs and throat grow setting the groundwork for baby’s breathing.
As your progesterone hormones spikes, you may (unfortunately) experience constipation. Increasing fiber in your diet and staying hydrated can help combat this not so fun situation.
At this point you may wonder how much weight you’re going to gain while creating your little human. Talk to your doctor about what you can expect and what types of exercises are appropriate and safe for you. The earlier you get started the easier it is to stay active for a very healthy pregnancy.