Wednesday, March 24, 2010
10 weeks pregnancy
This week is somewhat of a landmark for your developing baby. By now, your baby's complete body plan is laid down. Your baby will continue to develop and grow for the remainder of the pregnancy. The fingers and toes have separated and the tail has disappeared now. Your baby has taste and tooth buds at this point, which will continue to develop. The brain will continue to grow at an amazing rate and nearly a quarter of a million new neurons are produced every minute! The embryonic heart is completely developed. External genitalia are not apparent until next week, but a male's testes will already be producing testosterone.
Because you have high hormone levels at this time, you may notice an abundance of emotional and physical effects (hmmm dat why rase minggu ni lemah semacam je n mood xok sgt). Most pregnant women find themselves getting distressed easily and have frequent mood swings (betul2..xleh nk control). Common physical changes include the beginning of real weight gain, potential softening of the gums and slightly swollen thyroid glands. Common emotional changes include feelings of unattractiveness, feelings of inadequacy and concerns about what the future holds . Some women are not excited about their pregnancy at first and question the condition (ni xde la, i'm happy to have our baby..huhuu). It is not uncommon to get upset easily, cry at the slightest things, feel moody or drift on daydreams.
You may have gained a little weight already. Average weight gain during pregnancy is about 28lbs(13kgs), but most of that is gained in the second and third trimester.