Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our Pumpkin is a Peach

Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.) (

Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce. (

Goodbye first trimester, hello 2nd!!! They risk of miscarriage drops significantly at this point so maybe I'll be able to relax a little more (I say trying to convince myself). Three times now this week I have been told that my "bump" is making an appearance, so I guess it really is. The first time I figured it was just what I was wearing, the 2nd time I figured perhaps I was just having a fatter-than-normal kinda day, but three times pretty much tells me the bump has arrived. I'll admit it, I like it. I'm a fluffy gal to begin with and certainly don't enjoy just looking fatter, I need it to look like a baby! ;o)

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week, we have a busy weekend ahead but I'm certainly looking forward to it. I know I've been bad about blogging often, I'll try and be better!

***I am grateful for
1) a wonderful Easter
2) Duchess is home safe from her trip to California/Alaska
3) 13 weeks, less than 200 days to go
4) hump day
5) a busy weekend ahead that will be spent w/family and friends


Joy said...

I LOVE THAT! "I'm a fluffy girl..."

I am, too, so I've been donning full-paneled maternity jeans early on so that my stomach looks round instead of just bigger. Ha ha! It works for me. I definitely look preggo.

Congrats on being in the 2nd trimester! We're due within just days of each other!

~Hollie said...

Ha! I love "fluffy". I always say "I started out with a lot more to love in my middle".

I see people looking at me, my tummy to be exact. But they still don't want to say anything. I recently lost about 30 pounds, so they might think I'm having a rebound? But slowly but surely, I'm letting them know, hey, this is a kid, not a cheesecake!

I'm so stoked, we are both in the 2nd trimester. Its so exciting to have someone on the same road as I am. Although they changed my due date AGAIN and now,today, I'm 14 weeks 1 day. GO figure?!?!? As long as they keep moving it up, not back, I'm okay.