Thursday, July 23, 2009

:: nineth weeketh ::

nine weeks nine weeks

niiiiine weeks.  that's it.  not even through the first trimester.  sigh.  :)

okay, so, i am nine weeks, but i am amazed at how fast my body is telling me (and everyone else for that matter), HEY I'M PREGNANT!!! by the end of the day, i look at least 4 or 5 months along.  it's bloaty, swelly, wonderful goodness.  my back is already a mess by the end of the day...i had the same thing with delia, only not this early.  i'll have to take it easy.  fortunately, ryan works from home at least 1 day a week and that really helps me out usually.  done whining...

baby is now the size of a grape (nearly 1 inch long), weighing in at just a fraction of an ounce.  a lot happens this week (according to babycenter): baby's heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. baby's organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. baby's eyes are fully formed, but the eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. has tiny earlobes, and  mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. oh, and i have a placenta now.  baby has graduated from the egg yolk!  makes me so proud.  as for me, i'm still in the depths of first trimester fatigue and appetite loss.  hooray!  but no sickness, so i really can't complain.

i've been thinking a lot about the Year of Me.  i have to admit, at first, i felt like i cheated myself out of my year a little bit.  but, as we all know, our clocks are ticking and well...we just knew we wanted to have another child.  so, actually in a sense, this is still my year.  i'm pretty amazing for being able to have 2 babies in less than 2 years and another one on the way AND handle it all.  my babies are dears.  even aidan during his challenging time is such a dream child.  i have to brag a little bit -- we've never lost a nights' sleep with either of our kids (we got up for puke once, but he went right back to sleep).  they sleep 12+ hours every night, plus amazing naps.  they say "please" and "thank you".  they give me lovely hugs and kisses whenever i need them.  they say "sorry" when sorry is needed.  they behave beautifully for anyone who babysits.  they sleep anywhere.  they are not picky eaters.  they have many aunties, uncles and friends that love them...therefore, they know no strangers.  they haven't had an ounce of stranger anxiety in their entire little lives.  aidan is almost completely out of diapers and i'm starting on delia, who seems eager to learn.  they're hilarious - each one has an amazing personality and sense of humor (delia is just plain crazy).  they are truly amazing, amazing kids. i am so lucky -- so blessed.  SOOOO, in a sense, it is my year.  i get the privilege of meeting another one of my babies and becoming a mommy once again.  there was a time when i thought i'd never be a mom.  i'm triple-blessed.  i'm sad to think this may be the last one, so i'm trying to slow down, enjoy it, and enjoy my babies before we become a family of 5.  so.  it is still My Year.  all is not lost.  i did accomplish a few goals and i'm gonna tackle a few more and i'm proud, proud, proud of myself.  and if you made it to the end of this jumbled post, i'm proud of YOU.

the end.