Happy week 10! Here is my weekly P update. We are ¼ of the way through the pregnancy, Jon had a moment of realization this morning. He came over to me while I was getting ready for work and rubbed my belly and said, “I’m freaking out. This is really happening, we’re a ¼ of the way there already.” I have to be honest, I totally feel the same way. We almost had the guestroom set up and now we have to start thinking about turning it into a nursery. Crazy!!!
Well this week’s size is definitely one I’ve become familiar with – a prune. My doctor really wants me to be as regular as possible and to not have to work too hard on the pot so she suggested that I eat prunes as a snack before bed – I know, I know TMI.
Although prunes are generally wrinkly and shapeless little P isn’t. P’s really starting to look like a baby with bones forming, tiny little nails on the fingers and toes (no more webbing – unless P get’s toes like mine :o) and even some peach fuzz is starting to grow on its fair skin. P’s arms can flex and bend even though they are only as big as this 1. And although Jon and I don’t want to know if P’s a boy or a girl – the reproductive organs are now starting to form. P's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the “fat little yolk sac”) — are in place and starting to function.
I have to be honest, I feel so lucky, in general I’ve had it pretty easy. My queasiness is pretty much gone and I haven’t had any uncontrollable cravings yet. With the bleeding completely stopped for almost 2 weeks now my energy has been way higher but I definitely like getting to bed on time or early. My clothes all though a little snug are still fitting but I haven’t started my walks like I wanted. Hopefully I’ll get into that routine sooner than later. The one big change is crying at commercials, any commercial, even dryer sheet ads will do it. Jon is so wonderful, he’ll just pat my leg and quietly giggle. I think Dot knows that something’s up, she’s been spending a lot of time cuddling me, (she’s always been a daddy’s girl) her new favorite place to lay is on my chest all snuggled in.
Well that’s it for my first double digit update. 30 more to go – Can you believe it! EEEEHHHHH!!!!!!
Well our little one is officially 9 weeks old which means it’s officially a fetus.
è is now 1 inch long and about this big.
So to celebrate I think all of you non-prego girls of mine should have yourself a martini, and while you’re sipping on your beverage check out just how big our little one is getting. :o)
Our little è’s head is straightening out and all of the facial features are becoming much more prominent. è’s insides have been busy too with a new liver, spleen, and gallbladder forming.
So here’s my update. I’m doing well, Wednesday will mark the 1 week – no bleeding mark. Yeah!!! As Jon says “I think you’re really pregnant now” he’s so cute! So thank you for all of the prayers, but if you can keep me in them a little while longer I’d really appreciate it. With the bleeding stopped my energy has sky rocketed. Now I’m itching to go for a run – but don’t worry I won’t. I may however start walking for exercise soon. I have noticed when I go more than 2-3 hours without eating a little something I get queasy so I’ve been having about 3 meals and 3 small snacks a day and my nausea has been so much better, I’m thinking the queasiness was when my blood sugar dropped too low or maybe it’s because I’m pregnant :o) EEEEHHHH!!!! I haven’t gained any weight but my body is a totally different shape. Every day when I get dressed I have to get more and more creative. I may have to go out and buy a belly band sooner than I was hoping (it looks like a t-shirt but is super stretchy so you can leave your pants and skirts unzipped and the belly band holds them up). I wanted to make it to 12 weeks before I started growing out of my clothes, but nobody asked me what I wanted it’s all just happening. Well that’s it for me this week, look for my double digit è update next week.
If you were wondering what the parasites was looking like it may be because this week it’s nose, lips, and eyelids are forming – will it look more like me, Jon, be the perfect mix, or end up with all of our bad traits? – I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
It’s finally starting to look more babyish and less amphibian – yeah!
It’s about the size of a raspberry and moving it’s little arms and legs like mad. It still has webbed fingers and toes but what would you expect a parasite to look like?
You might be wondering how I’m doing. Well today, although tired, I have had more energy, little nausea pretty constantly all day, and very little bleeding (so hopefully that is coming to an end, keep your fingers crossed)
Well that’s all for me I’ll send you another update next Monday.
Love you all, it was so nice seeing you over the weekend.