Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Really? 9 weeks?

I was about to take some pictures of myself as it has been a couple of weeks, but i'm just way TOO LAZY, apologies!  If it's any consolation, there has been no acute physical changes!

What's happened this week you ask?
  • I started my 7:30-3:30 job and it's working out well.  I don't have the full breadth of work expectations as my predecessor had/has because i'm temp, so i'm literally seeking activities to do...really sweet for someone just trying to take it easy until the first trimester is over
  • I wake up at 5:45 am, and am absolutely ready and probably sleeping by 9:15pm everyday!  Not only by choice, but my body is just telling me "goodnight"
  • My bowel issues have been miraculously cured as my oral intake of fiber is now regulated in terms of time and consumption amount (thanks to my new work schedule)
  • I feel kind of fat- I really hate using this word.  Ok, I feel like i've gained some (I wish was) GUILT FREE weight
  • I threw up once because I ate way too much.  I over stuffed myself after coming home and it was just ready to overflow (and it did)
  • no mood swings, no morning sickness!
  • all my clothes fit still- YES!  Oh yes, my mom and I walked into Thyme Maternity at Metro last Sun.  Let's just say I felt uncomfortable, and had a quick 1 minute scan of the place and knew right away that the store was NOT for me (just yet).  Nothing looked cute or pretty or something I would even wear.  Setting maternity pants aside as they're totally mandatory, I might just buy some bigger JOE line clothing to fit my needs.
Disclosure with the Parents!

I told my parents my pregnancy on Father's day.  Nice gift hey?  Basically we had Father's day dinner at our standard fare restaurant last Sat night.  I didn't know how to approach the subject as i'm obviously struggling to connect with it myself.  So husband stuffed a copy of the ultrasound in the card and sealed it.  I was a little pissed as I felt I was being forced to reveal before I was ready, so I opened up the sealed envelope, but left it in anyways just so I had a part in the inclusion of the photograph! 

Like I said, we had dinner, and then as they were about to drive off, I gave them the card with no mention of anything inside. LOL!  Husband and I walked home, and before we got home I got a call from my parents, and right when we opened the door the phone was ringing again.  My parents are ecstatic!  According to my mom, my dad didn't know WTF the picture was but my mom knew right away.  My mom also said my dad was "very excited" about the news.  We had lunch the next day and my dad said he won't be making me upset any time soon, and all I need to do is ask and essentially my wish is his command!  He also spoke for my mom and said that she'll cook anything I want anytime!  I've already sent in my request and can feel drool build up as I type! LOL!

What does BabyCenter say?

How your baby's growing:

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.

How your life's changing:

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 for most women, but you may feel like an emotional pinball as well.
Mood swings are common now — it's perfectly normal to feel alternately elated and terrified about becoming a parent. Try to cut yourself some slack. Most women find that moodiness flares up at around six to ten weeks, eases up in the second trimester, and then reappears as pregnancy winds to a close.


  1. Haha, awesome parents. :)
    You'll get to invest in some dresses!


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