Week 9 – Baby is now a fetus!

I’m so glad to have reached week 9 now. I feel like the most critical part is over. Although, my second trimester is still a month away; at which point they say pregnancy gets into cruising mode (am I supposed to believe that?). Here’s the traditional weekly shot:

With the right clothes on, I’m definitely not showing yet. I feel like the belly hasn’t really grown much since last week. But I have to admit last week’s picture was taken after a hefty meal, while this one was taken on an empty stomach. It goes to show what a difference a meal makes! It does seem to be poking a bit upward though, which I find rather odd looking.

Baby is now 2.5cm big and weighs about 2 grams. Yes, it finally weighs something! The little fingers and toes are still webbed, but the tadpole tail is starting to disappear. All major organs are now starting to function. And while the eyes are now fully developed, it will be a few more weeks before they open.

Got a nice surprise in the mail yesterday. A pretty pregnancy card from my sister-in-law. It’s the first and only one so far. Granted; we have only told very few people. The official big announcement will be next week or so. I’m not sure if it’s common practice for people to send cards like this. I’m not holding my breath for any more cards. But this is definitely sweet and thoughtful!

She also handed me a bunch of books. Mainly about baby names. We’re still struggling with boys names. We’ve gone through every single book you see in this picture, and not one name has stood out. NOT ONE! *sigh*

There are also a few books about pregnancy and delivery. I really can’t bring myself to read anything about labor though. It grosses me out so much. I don’t want to sound childish, but let’s face it, this is not for the fainthearted. Right now I think I’m in denial mode, and I keep telling myself I’ll see and improvise when I get there lol

I’m still nauseous right now. Not fun! But everything else seems to have resolved itself. Although I still have a problem with heavy meals, which my stomach can’t seem to handle anymore. I had lasagna a few days ago and I thought I was going to die. I never thought food could make me feel so miserable. Especially common foods like that. Ice cold Coca Cola is still my saving grace. And it’s hard to limit my intake when it soothes the nausea so well.

We bought a few more things for the baby yesterday. But I’ll make a separate post about it this weekend.

♥︎ Lisa