Monday, September 24, 2007

Woo Hoo... 9 weeks!!

Your new resident is nearly an inch long — barely the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce, but he's poised for rapid weight gain now that his basic physical structure is in place. He's also starting to look more and more human. His embryonic "tail" is now completely gone and his body parts — including organs, muscles, and nerves — are kicking into gear.His eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. He has earlobes, and by week's end, the inner workings of his ears will be complete. His upper lip is fully formed, too, and his mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The tips of his fingers are slightly enlarged where his touch pads are developing. All major joints — his shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles — are working, enabling your baby to move his limbs. As for his heart, it has divided into four chambers now, and the valves have started to develop. External sex organs are there, but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks.

What they don't seem to tell you is that you are so tired!! Golly, I feel like I wake up and want to take a nap :) How come that is not in the cute description of pregnancy?? Just kidding... it wouldn't be the same if your entire body didn't go hay wire!
As of now, my description of pregnancy is: bloating, hunger, nausea, hating garlic!, sleeping all the time, crying at commercials, did I mention sleeping, moodiness and love. All in one. Not to mention that at only 2 months prego my pants are already too tight and I am loving ANYTHING with an elastic waist!! I wish jogging suits were hot right now :)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Life as you once knew it will NEVER be the same. You are growing a human. Don't ever forget that. When you feel like you are having an "out-of-body-experience" just remember, I am growing a human. It puts it all into perspective. Oh, and by the way, take ALL the naps you can now, because in a few short months, someone else will be in control of your nap schedule. Hugs!