Sunday, October 25, 2009

9 weeks, 1 day

This week our baby is the size of an olive! According to, Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She's starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they'll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby's heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. Your baby's organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby's basic physiology is in place, she's poised for rapid weight gain.
I had a very PB moment yesterday. (PB is pregnancy brain.) I stopped to get gas as I was on E and managed to get the cap open, the pumper in the tank, the 89 button compressed, and was standing there holding to handle to pump gas. It wouldn't pump anything, so I kept releasing and squeezing the handle. Then I realized I had my bank card in my other hand, and hadn't paid for the gas. DUH! Hahaha. I had to laugh at myself.
This morning Nathan and I were about to head out the door for church, all I had to do was fill up my water bottle. I turned on the cold water tap and got sprayed all across the stomach and chest. While I was drying my hair Nathan had tied the sprayer handle down so that when the water came on it would spray out instead of come out the tap. He was standing there laughing at me so hard! I tried to get mad at him but it WAS pretty funny. I told him I was going to leave it for the next person, so we blow dried my shirt and went to church. We were sitting in the sanctuary waiting for church to start when his sister texted him, "You a$$". We were both cracking up, and about five minutes later she texted him and said, "I just did it again!" She left it on and got Justyn with it too. Too funny. So we got home from church and, being preggo, I had to potty AGAIN. I sat down and felt something funny, so I jumped up and they had saran wrapped the toilet!! It's a good thing I had to go before Nathan did because he wouldn't have seen it!

1 comment:

Dusty Penguin said...

It sounds like life in a college dorm:) Amazing details about the baby. And once the placenta starts producing the hormones you start feeling better! Yeah:)