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13 Weeks, and a Day I Have Only Dreamt of

Posted Jun 06 2009 12:06am
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.

How far along? 13 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 8 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Of course, have been since about 6 weeks. Hehehe
Sleep: Sleeping well about 9 hours per night, minus two BR trips per night
Best moment this week: Belly rubs and belly kisses from family at a BBQ last weekend
Movement: Maybe, I think I felt something
Food cravings: Grilled cheese, quesadillas, and fruit
Gender: Hoping it is a boy and a girl
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Deli sammies
What I am looking forward to: Feeling the babies move
Weekly Wisdom: Worrying is NOT good for the babies
Milestones: Reaching 12 weeks and seeing the babies movie on the NT scan.
If you have a minute, pop on over to Erin's blog Hoping for our own peanut I found her the cutest onesie for her little peanut and I just couldn't resist. She is SO very right, this "blog family" we created has really helped keep me together and bring me through the roughest of days and also helped to celebrate some of the best days. I cherish each and every one of you and would be lost without you.
This past weekend had only been something I have dreamt of. I spent Saturday morning clearing out "the babies room" and going through Elianna's baby things and envisioning what the room might look like decorated. To top it off, later that afternoon we went to a family BBQ. It was truly amazing... belly rubs and belly kisses along with questions about the babies and compliments of my glowing. I couldn't ask for much more and have waited for this for so long.
Comment of the night...
Serena (age 6): "Hey Tiffany, I got a babysitter game, so when the babies come I can babysit!"
Awwww how I love that girl, she has been my "baby fix" for the last 6 years. As her Mama says, I am like her other Mother. Oh how I cherish that sweet baby. She will make a good babysitter, but I don't think she will be quite ready for our little ones just yet, but someday.

Wow, no denying that large bump. Feeling good this week and getting some of my energy back. Did I mention that Memphis now knows how to open doors? What the heck? As I am typing the back door just swung open and in came barreling TROUBLE. Ahhhh such is life. My life, and I couldn't ask for much more.
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