This week the baby grows to be around ten thousand times larger than they were in the beginning, just five weeks ago. This week their head and brain develop, as well as their facial features, in particular their mouth and tongue. You can see tiny buds where arms and legs will be. It will be any time now that they will start to excrete urine because their kidneys are almost formed.
This week you may see your breasts blossom. You will have to buy larger bras, at least one cup larger. The pregnancy hormones have kicked in gear by now, and your breasts are preparing for the eventual nursing of your baby. Sorry bottle-fed moms, regardless of your choice here, your breasts will be working the entire pregnancy to produce the breast milk that is beneficial for the baby.
All the pregnancy signs are still raging, if you are experiencing them. You may have added a couple – one is excessive salivating. This may or may not bother you. You may have constipation now too. Combat this by drinking plenty of water and eating enough fiber. Ask your physician about taking a fiber supplement to help with it.
If you are experiencing morning sickness, you may be wondering about the wonderful pregnancy food cravings you have heard about. Take heart, because generally morning sickness normally goes away around the 2nd trimesters. You are half way there at this point. Eat bland foods to get through this. Talk with your physician about taking vitamin B6, which helps to curve the nausea. During this time, if a food makes you sick, avoid it. Only eat foods that do not make you sick. If your nose it telling you it does not smell good, it means for you to stay away from it. Soon the morning sickness should turn off like a faucet and you will be wondering how to curve the appetite instead.