How far along? 5 weeks
How big is baby? an appleseed
Best moment this week: Starting to clean out the room that will become the nursery
Symptoms: BLOATED and still pretty tired
Movement: None yet
Food cravings: None Yet
Milestones: Began a walking routine during my lunch breaks
Development: Your embryo, which doesn't look like much more than a tadpole right now, is actually starting to form major organs (heart, kidney, liver, stomach) and systems (nervous, circulatory, digestive). Baby's presence in your uterus triggers production of HCG (the hormone detected by pregnancy tests), which triggers the production of other hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which triggers all those great symptoms you've probably been noticing!
Headlines from the day:
"A federal jury on Friday ordered a Boston University graduate student who admitted illegally downloading and sharing music online to pay $675,000 to four record labels."
"The Senate passed a $34.3 billion energy spending bill yesterday that backs up President Obama’s promise to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility."
Mostly Cloudy with Thunderstorms, 80 degrees