(BC) The 6th Week – Oh, You’re A Sweet Pea!

(BC) The 6th Week – Oh, You’re A Sweet Pea!

Try to draw a baby’s face with a nice cheek, chin and jaws. Well, that’s your baby this week. You will notice that their size is equivalent to a small sweet pea. Well, at least you wouldn’t have to use a magnifying glass trying to determine the shape of your baby. Not now my love. I can see you there. Behave!

Let me tell you something, pregnancy symptoms are not easy to deal with. Not in this ocean of hormones which hit your sanity like a swooshing wave. However, the fact that you can see your child now often make all of these struggle blown away. Well, temporarily, of course. You baby started to develop its soon-to-be, what can be described as, an adorable face. 

If you want to zoom in, you will see two indentations that you would gladly call them as your baby’s sweet dimples. Oh, boy you’re so wrong. Those indentations would soon be your baby’s ear canal. Yes, it is and just like that structure, your baby’s eyes and nose button would appear as small dots too. 

Remember when I said your baby’s heart started to beat when they were 5 weeks? Well now, you can know for sure. They beat at a rate of 110 times per minute and the figure would keep on increasing weeks by weeks to meet the demand of their growing bodies. Your doctor would measure their crown to rump length. Why? Because we can’t really depend solely on the accuracy of your information to determine the exact week of your pregnancy. This measurement would tell you that.

At 6th week of pregnancy, the length would be in between a fifth to a quarter-inch making it seems like the size of a nailhead. Well, I think a sweet pea would be a better subject to compare, eh?

Their circulatory system has developed into a much-sophisticated function, letting it pump as efficient as it is able to. If you have questions (I’m sure you have a lot to ask), you want to ask now. Note them on a piece of paper before meeting with your doctor and be sure to not miss anything. 

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