Week 6

Fun Fact: Baby is the size of a POMEGRANATE SEED 

So what’s happening in week 6? The folds of tissue on the head are developing into the jaw, cheekbones and chin all in order to form that beautiful little face which you will kiss. Baby’s heart is beating somewhere between 100-160 beats per minute, that’s almost twice as fast as mine! His lungs, pituary gland and brain are forming as well as the rest of his muscles as bones, so little yet so hard at work. Although the development is wrapped up in just a few written lines, it is a LOT for a foetus to be doing at a mere 6 weeks and more so it is an even harder task for you body to be providing all the energy so that the growth of your little one can be taking place safe and soundly, so remember to fit in naps and rest as and when you can.

It’s round about now when pregnancy hormones will kick in and start fluctuating all over the place. At this point my morning sickness was in the morning, middle of the day, evening, all night sickness, okay you  get my point.Also major fatigue kicked in and my poor little toddler had to make do with whatever I’d give him to eat, barely able to tolerate being in the kitchen if I remember correctly I think it was at this point until around the 11 week mark that his lunch time diet consisted mainly of some type of potato dish and chicken nuggets.Thank goodness daddy is an awesome cook and made him healthy dinner otherwise I don’t know what I would have done. Also at this point the tears started flowing in and my hormones started going coo-coo, a funny memory for this week; I told my dear husband that maybe I’d like some chocolate (but I wasn’t sure) he offered numerous times (about 100 times) if I wanted him to go out and get me some and asked me which type. To which I told him not to worry about it because in fact I didn’t need or want it, fast forward a few hours to 1am, we are lying in bed and I start crying. The poor guy turns and asks me what’s the matter to which I reply that i really want chocolate…so obviously he got out the bed and bought me some (for which I am eternally grateful).

So yeah, that about sums up week 6 of my pregnancy, have you got any funny stories to tell? Send them to me and I will be doing a ‘feature post’ on the blog sometime soon and feature all the funniest stories.

Next Blog Post: Week 6 Workout! 

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