Yes, the baby you're expecting is cozily ensconced in your abdomen — yet, by now you've probably noticed that pregnancy affects you head to toe, and pretty much everywhere in between. Your head is fuzzy (this is your brain…this is your brain on progesterone), and your toes (well, your feet, at least) are growing. Stretch marks are blooming in vibrant shades of pink and purple on pretty much every available surface of skin and…wait! What's that funky dark line running down the center of your belly?
Believe it or not, it's called the "dark line" — or as your practitioner likes to call it, linea nigra. A common emblem of pregnancy (more noticeable in darker skinned women), the linea nigra, which runs between your belly button and your pubic area, is caused by the same pregnancy hormones that cause all the skin discolorations you might be noticing. Like the darker shade of your areolas. And the deeper tone of the freckles on your arms and legs.
Some women (again, more often darker-skinned ones) notice discoloration on the face too, especially in the area around the nose, forehead, cheeks, and eyes. It's called the mask of pregnancy (or chloasma) because it appears as a mask-like configuration on the face. Rest assured, you won't be playing masquerade for much longer. All these skin discolorations will fade within a few months after delivery. In the meantime, bring on the concealer (though not the bleaching creams, which won't work anyway).
At eight inches and slightly over a pound, your baby is the size and shape of a small doll. (But then, you already knew that you were carrying a living doll, didn't you?) This week marks the beginning of some serious weight gain. Your baby's weight in the next four weeks alone should double (and you may feel as though yours is too).
You have probably heard your developing baby's heartbeat through a Doppler a number of times already (though you never get tired of hearing it), but by now you can also hear it through a standard stethoscope. What a heart throb!
Your baby's skin is reddish in color now because of the developing blood vessels underneath (remember, the skin is very thin still). It also hangs loosely from his or her little body at this point. That's because the skin grows faster than the fat develops during fetal growth. But don't worry. By the time your baby is born, he or she will be pleasantly plump and filled out — from chubby cheeks to chubby toes.
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So far my baby is actively kicking at night, early morning & late evening. I'm currently sleeping in various position (constantly changing) coz it start to cramp or in pain if I'm in the same position for some time. So at this time I am currently not sleeping enough... :)
Pening, loya & muntah bole kata da hilang. But I can't eat fish, the smells are too strong and the taste are making me want to vomit. Mmm.. Macam-macam ragamla... And I crave for meat base food almost all the time.... Burger, sausage, sup tulang, steak, lamb chop, and so on.
As always, start my second trimester... I would be difficult to sleep coz of back acne, no define sleep position, frequent urination, lenguh2 badan, skin pigmentation, gatal2 & less sleep.
This trimester starts all the excitement when my baby start actively moving & kicking, although for the first few weeks only me can feel it. :)
Hope everything will go well and fine. May Allah protect and lead us the best way in overcome all coming problems... Amin.
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