Saturday, September 18, 2010

Maternity Monday - 9 weeks

How far along: 9 weeks

Total weight gain: I didn't get on the scale or get a picture taken this week.

Maternity clothes: Not yet.

Sleep: Starting to get up more frequently during the night. Not uncomfortable yet though.

Best Moment of the Week: Finding out how wonderful the Gas-x dissolving strips are.

Movement: None

Gender: Feeling boy still, I think.

Labor signs: Not yet

Belly Button in or out: In. Contemplating the belly ring... should it stay or should it go now?

What I miss: Not feeling sick half the day or more. Ahhh, I crave the days of no nausea.

What I'm looking forward to: Not baby related, but I'm looking forward to the Ren Fest this weekend.

Weekly wisdom: Enjoy when you are feeling good. Get some things done. You will inevitably return to not feeling great.

Milestones: The baby has graduated from embryo to the fetus stage! Is that exciting, yeah kinda.

What's happening with the baby: Your baby is about an inch long, that's grape sized for those of you who like the comparisons, and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. They are starting to look more human. All essential body parts are accounted for even though they will be doing fine tuning for months. Your baby's heart finishes dividing into four chambers and the valves start to form this week. They have tiny ear lobes and teeth buds. The eyes are fully formed but their eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. The placenta is now taking over producing hormones. Most of the basics are in place so prepare your self for that little babe to start gaining weight.

What's happening with me: You still may not look pregnant even if your waist is thickening a bit. You probably feel pregnant, though. Not only are morning sickness and other physical symptoms out in full force, but you may feel like an emotional pinball. Mood swings are common. Try to cut yourself some slack. For most women, moodiness flares up at around six to ten weeks and eases up in the second trimester. Don't bid farewell to it completely though, it commonly reappears as pregnancy winds to a close.

How are you feeling: This week is the first week that I have really felt pregnant. I had a fair amount of nausea and was pretty sleepy. I also am starting to feel chubby, not pregnant, just like I'm gaining weight and that it mostly shows up when my tummy is full. After I eat I'm all pudgy looking and when I'm all full of ouchy tummy gas. The gas so far has been the worse. It's not the kind of gas that will come out, it just stays inside and makes me hurt. It will get better and I'm lucky that it's taken this long to get to the uncomfortable part so, I'll take it I guess.

1 comment:

Regina and Jim said...

Crystal, what a darling blog! Thanks for the udate for those of us who aren't close enough to see the wonderful changes! Enjoy all of them ~ It will be the begining story of ...Him or her :)