This week in the news…
-Peanut’s skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone
-Peanut’s umbilical cord (aka lifeline to the placenta) is growing stronger and thicker.
-Peanut weighs 5 ounces now which is about as much as a turnip!
- Peanut is around 5 inches long from head to bottom
- Peanut can move her joints
- Peanut’s sweat glands are starting to develop – good thing since Peanut has started her early morning and late in the evening workouts. Some people call me a “Nazi trainer” – I guess this tendency is having an impact on our unborn fetus as well! At least poor peanut can sweat during his/her workouts to cool off.
** A Random thought: I often wonder what peanut thinks of my gym sessions these days. When I am on the elliptical machine, do you think peanut gets a headache? Or he/she thinks they are on an amusement park ride? I can’t imagine it is enjoyable for 30 minutes to be bounced all around??
In other news: My dream life has kicked into high gear. I have the craziest dreams EVERY single night and sometimes more than 1 per night. I did a little research and this is what I found….
“Many women report that their dream life shifts into high gear during pregnancy. Interestingly, during the second and third trimesters, you spend less sleep time in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the cycle in which most dreams occur. Why, then, all those frequent and vivid dream memories? It's probably at least in part because you may be interrupting a dream-filled cycle when you wake up to pee, cope with heartburn, leg cramps, restless legs, or a backache, or to shift to a more comfortable position. Waking up during REM sleep makes you more likely to remember your dreams.” (www.babycenter.com)
So, I guess this solves the dream issue huh? I will have to post some of my wild dreams as they come up. Everyone is going to think I am a neurotic nut by the end of this pregnancy!!
Countdown to the “official revealing”…… 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if we will be seeing “double.” Hum!
Allyson, Nate, and Peanut(s)