3.04.2009

9 Weeks - Our Pumpkins the Olives

Fancy that, the pumpkins are now my most craved food OLIVES! Olive Juice (I love you) pumpkins.

So a couple of weeks ago we were at Hubby's awards banquet for work (yes, he did get two awards.) Anyways a woman whom I don't know all too well asked if I was craving anything yet, and I told her that I was really into olives. Any color and type (last week I polished off a jar of garlic stuffed... yummy!), to which Gabe blurted out "yea I caught her drinking the juice from the olives the other day." Of course this was very true, I have on occasion been spotted drinking the juice to a can of black olives, I just wasn't expecting him to rat my out in front of people I don't know all too well. Next time, I will be sure I am alone while drinking olive juice.

Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!

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.

3 comments:

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness honey!!! You are nine weeks already?? I can not believe that! I am so happy for you and I eat olives by the jars and am NOT pregnant. Yet!! LOL

Kami

Kahla said...

Ha, I eat them by the jars too (even before I was pg)! I love how you do this each week, I may have to "borrow" it!! Congrats on 9 weeks, that is awesome!

Drea said...

Ha. Olives. Thats cute.I am so excited to see you. Can't wait to hear more about cravings either. Oh how I miss the days where a little being overtook your mental process when it came to the eating process :)