Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Retrospective Wisdom: Week 12

"Weighing at fourteen grams this week, your baby is growing by leaps and bounds. The total length from head to toe is about 9 centimentres. While growing, your baby is also moving around and practising moves that are both spontaneous and that involve reflexes.

The structure of your baby's brain is now in place. What will happen between week 11 and birth is a period of rapid growth. After birth, babies undergo a dramatic spurt of brain growth until it begins to slow in their toddler years." - excerpt from The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion by Robin Elise Weiss with Dr. Marcello Pietrantoni.

This was the week we celebrated Dada's birthday and the 40th wedding anniversary of Mama and Dada. Whilst the baby's moves could not be felt yet and I was still nauseated all the time with occasional throwing up, they cheered me on in my somewhat "tough pregnancy" and tried feeding me with delicious and healthy food. We even put up a sumptous spread of homemade steamboat seafood dinner for the birthday boy!

Sleeping and waking up a few times in the night to either adjust my back or trips to the toilet began to lessen. Somewhat in the blink of an eye, the first trimester came to an end and we embraced the second trimester, praying and hoping that the baby would be better "behaved" and torture me less.

Measurements taken by Dr. Haris Hamzah on 5 October 2009:

BPD: 1.9 centimetres

CRL: 6.32 centimetres
**Retrospective Wisdom: Curl up with a good book or reconnect with an old hobby to rediscover your inner self. Once the baby arrives, and you miss having your own time, you can then look back and cherish this "baby burp and diaper free days". Enjoy!**


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