9 Weeks!

Hello friends!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far :) Happy Sunday… This was me at 9 weeks…

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So remember yesterday when I said if I take pictures after breakfast I look huge… well I took this week’s picture after I had my bagel for breakfast at the lake. (June 21- June 28)!

Ha, insane.

According to BabyCenter.com, “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 like how they alternate with he and she each week!

This week we got to tell the rest of Erik’s extended family in Chicago! They were super excited. All of them already have at least one kid, so it was great to get advice from them, and one of Erik’s cousin’s Katie sent me a few very helpful emails and some Preggie pops!!!! Thanks Katieeeee! The preggie pop drops really helped on the plane ride back home Sunday morning!

This week our baby nugget is the size of a grape

Source

I wanted to take a picture with an actual grape, but alas we did not have any at the lake, so google images will have to do for this week.

Spark notes version:

How far along?  9 Weeks!
Maternity clothes? nope
Stretch marks? none
Symptoms:  still sleepy, walking to the lake and back really takes a lot out of a person!
Best moment this week:  Telling Erik’s extended family :)
Miss Anything?  Still deli meat! But at least I got a chicken sandwich from Potbelly! and BEER!
Movement: nope
Food cravings:  none this week
Anything making you queasy or sick:  still cooked greens…bleh
Have you started to show yet:  only after I eat!
Gender prediction:  hmmmm… boy again this week
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? in
Mood:  very happy :)
Looking forward to: Our beach trip in a few weeks with some friends :)

Cheers!

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