9 Weeks

Another week of nausea and exhaustion.  I was too sick to go to Head Start for one day.  Eating has become a chore.  I’m still losing weight.  I threw up a couple more times this week but I am still managing to keep down the bit of food I eat.  Today I thought a pumpkin cheesecake milkshake from Arbys sounded good.  I took one sip and hated it.  I’m glad Aaron and Faith liked it, otherwise it would have went to waste.  It’s so frustrating to make some food I think I want, and find out I can’t eat it.  This baby sure is picky!  Still, I’m thanking God every day I wake up with a sour stomach.  Feeling the ickiness of pregnancy gives me peace of mind that baby is doing well and I’m very grateful.

Tomorrow I go in for another baby check-up.  I will be having another ultrasound and I’m not sure what else.  Praying that all continues to look well on tomorrow’s ultrasound!

9 weeks belly pic…

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This is what the baby now looks like at 9 weeks.

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Baby 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: 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. 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 baby’s basic physiology is in place, she’s poised for rapid weight gain.

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