Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Nine Weeks Update

Just finished reading Baby Center about what's going on in my uterus this week! I think the tail is officially gone, yay! Here's what it has to 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.

Anyway, I can't believe I've been pregnant for over two months now. Still no sickness, although I do experience mild nausea when I have an empty stomach. I've used this Spring Break for a LOT of resting, reading, and sunning. I was so tired of everyone telling me, "You look tired." That is NOT a compliment, okay? Pregnant or not. It's what they think is a nice way of saying that you look like crap. Anyway, I blame the "tired" look on my paleness so I laid out Monday and almost got burnt. At least I'm not pale anymore. I wonder if this baby will have Troy's coloring or mine? Hmmm...just have to wait and see! I also wonder how much it will weigh at birth...Troy was a NINE-POUNDER!!! I certainly hope that's not the case here!

Look who else is pregnant with me:
Heather Kinman Manry, Hartford (boy)
Christy Bozeman, Greenville (finding out today!)
Jana Ealum, Georgiana (girl)
Mindy Brannon Turner, Hartford (Boy)
Shannon Outlaw Stewart, Hartford (Boy)
Melisa Campbell, Greenville/Ft. Deposit, (girl)
Angela Outlaw House, Jacksonville (Rodney's daughter)--due the same day as me!!! Mom and Rodney will be busy grandparents!
Justin Dungan's (Troy's nephew), Greenville (girl)--okay, his girlfriend..
I can't think of who else, but I'm exicted! Little Parker will have plenty of friends to play with! Chinese baby calenday says it's a boy...I don't care which--I just hope it's healthy (I really want a girl)! Please watch video below! Liv posted it on Christy's wall a while back, and it's hilarious!


The Ealum's said...

I hope you can make the next few weeks with no sickness! I didn't have really any with either one of mine!!

Christy said...

OMG! I LOVE THIS video... I almost posted it on my BLOG, but thought them Greenville HATERS out there would judge me. Its SO true though! HAHA!

Check out my post!

Angela said...

Don't feel bad, most women I know look tired in the first trimester. By the 2nd you will have that pregnancy glow. Also, be careful in the sun...pregnancy makes you burn easier.

The Guilfords said...

Congrats Shera! You are right you look tired is not a compliment...they need to try you have a beautiful glow about you...that sounds so much better. Again Congrats, being a mom is the best ever!!