Friday, September 08, 2006

10 weeks and counting

I made it to the 10 week mark, thank goodness. I won't say we still don't worry, because we do. A lot. It comes in waves for me, but I think CJ might worry a bit more than I do - he is more protective of me right now (in ways of not wanting me to do much, when I think I'm still OK). I don't push the envelope by any means, but if it's still comfortable to do, like lifting the laundry basket that is NOT 20 pounds, I'll do it. But I will be careful, as I'm still not out of the woods. There is still that 3% chance of something going wrong, but we wont' go there. I've been able to wear my 10 week feet pin that my MIL sent me. My mom also got a pin/pair from her as well. I love them. This is the size of my little Keifer's feet RIGHT NOW. These little feet, dancing inside my cocoon of a uterus, inside the amniotic sac. I tease CJ that I hope the baby doesn't get HIS feet, so he is continuously telling me Keifer is dancing inside me with HIS feet, of course.
Speaking of dancing, I'm excited that in early November, Keifer will experience his/her first Red Hot Chili Pepper concert, as my friend and I are going. We saw them 3 years ago and literally ROCKED OUT. Too much. I won't be partying like the rock star this time, but hopefully Keifer will enjoy it. I've had their recent CD since it came out, and I've been LOVING jamming to it. It's very soothing to me for some reason. LOL CJ and I also bought tickets to the Supernova tour in February. We've been hooked on the show again this summer, and can't wait to find out this coming week who the lead singer will be when they stop here in chilly MN. I'm more excited that the House Band that plays on the show will be touring with them, along with Dave Navarro's new band, The Panic Channel.

Babycenter.com tells me this week: How your baby's growing: Your baby is no longer an embryo! Though she's barely the size of a kumquat — just an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, she now has completed the most critical portion of her development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in her body rapidly grow and mature. Her vital organs — the liver, kidney, intestines, brain, and lungs — are now in place and starting to function (although they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy). Her liver continues to make blood cells, and the yolk sac, which previously supplied these cells, is no longer needed and begins to disappear.During the next three weeks, your baby's length will more than double to nearly 3 inches. Her head is proportionately smaller now than it was a few weeks ago, but it's still almost half the length of her entire body. Her forehead temporarily bulges with her developing brain and sits high on her head; it will later recede to give her a more human appearance. Each day, more minute details — including tiny fingernails, toenails, and peach-fuzz hair — start to appear on her body. Her fingers are now completely separated; her arms bend at the elbow and curve slightly; her hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over her heart; her legs are lengthening; and her feet may be long enough to meet in front of her body. She is busily swallowing amniotic fluid and kicking her legs.If you could take a peek at your baby this week, you'd be able to clearly see the outline of her spine through her parchment-thin skin. Spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from her spinal cord.* Note: Experts say every baby develops differently — even in the womb. This developmental information is designed to give you a general idea of how your baby is growing.

How your life's changing:
Your uterus has doubled in size by now. Before you got pregnant, it was the size of a small pear. By this week, it's grown to the size of a grapefruit. At your next prenatal visit, you may be able to hear your baby's rapid heartbeat with the help of a Doppler, a hand-held soundwave stethoscope that your practitioner will pass over your belly. Many women say that the beating of their baby's tiny heart sounds like the thunder of galloping horses and hearing it for the first time is one of the greatest joys of the first trimester.


CJ and I plan on renting a home doppler for our use at home soon. Many of my online friends on a TTC (Trying to Conceive) board have done this, and they all have loved it. We can even record the heartbeat online and then email our friends and family Keifer's little beat!

I'm still feeling the nausea off and on. I had a good early week, and then Wednesday and Thursday were pretty rough, complete with headache. I had a chiropractic appointment after work today, and she worked on some morning sickness points, so let's hope they do the job. Her book said that they suggest women who are experiencing the type of morning sickness I am (there were 2 types to choose from) should lay and relax as much as possible, and stay away from greasy, friend, raw, or cold food. Well, that certainly won't help when I eat my personal vegetarian pizza for dinner tonight, now will it? *wink*

Here's the latest belly picture. I've continued to break into my maternity clothes that I thought I wouldn't need just yet. Earlier this week, I tried zipping up a pair of pants that fit me in August. The zipper wasn't even close to coming closed. I'll just say this: every morning, getting dressed is quite the show of drama in the Campbell household. LOL And here is the link to the previous pictures that have so far been taken.
And, just because I love them so doggone much, the latest Tboy & Sass picture. This was the other morning in bed, after I had gotten up and was huffing and puffing around the bedroom, trying not to gag up anything after my morning shower. How sweet are they? If only Sass could be this sweet all day long, and not just when she's tired. My little cuddle bug, mama's dog.





2 comments:

Michele said...

I can see it! I can see it!!! A subtle change, but girl, you've got BABY belly now!!!!!! True baby belly, not just that bloat you hate (and I hated when I had it).... AAAAAAAGH! How exciting is THAT?? You've got a BABY BELLY!!!!

Jennifer Prince said...

That is the most amazing picture of little feet I have ever seen. It gave me chills!!

You're getting a baby belly...yeah!!!!

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