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Thursday, September 30, 2010

9 Weeks: An inch to grow on

  • Is about the size of a grape, or perhaps a cocktail olive, the kind that’s marinated in vermouth and stuffed with blue cheese.
  • (Is not marinated in vermouth or stuffed with blue cheese.)
  • Has fingers and toes and eyelids and ears.
  • External boy and girl-parts are present, but won’t be really distinguishable for another couple weeks.
  • Have a uterus the size of a flipping grapefruit.
  • *BARF* Again. Still.
  • With all the extra blood pumping through the system (about 50% more blood volume, actually), body temperature may be a little jacked up.
Congratulations! Your amazing growing baby has been accepted into to the fetus-club, a very exclusive and exiting new stage in their prenatal development. Basically, this means the little sweet pea has graduated from swimming embryo creature to a recognizable human being! This week in particular, the irises of their little eyes can function, but (frustratingly for them?) their eyelids remain fused shut for a while yet. Their external ears are formed and their inner ears are now filled with fluid—so your little one is already developing their sense of balance. Your baby's little swimmer legs are still relatively, although other bodily developments are going forward at a nice pace: their kidney is actually functioning now, which means they’ve started urinating (this might seem charming now but wait till you have to start buying diapers!).

No belly shots this week - still look the same :|


R Montalban said...

It is so lovely to read your joy and excitement, even through the sickness which I hope has now stopped.

Großstadtheidi said...

I remember when i was pregnant, this morning sickness, i hate it!!!
After 3 months i feel better;-)
Do you feel sick still??
Hugs & Kisses for you and your baby,