Head of Cauliflower (weight)
14 1/2 inches, almost 2 lbs
Baby Changes (Source: BabyCenter.com.)
He's sleeping & waking at regular intervals, opening & closing his eyes, & perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, his brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning - with a lot of medical help - if he were born now. (Crazy! He's like a real-live baby now. :-) )
Best Moment this Week
Yesterday was a great day! I started the day off with some prenatal yoga, then after lunch I got an hour & a half prenatal massage. It was great! It hurt pretty bad when she worked hard on my lower back, upper back & shoulders, & they are sore today but I know they needed it. But the rest of it was very relaxing. Then I met up with my friend Angie at a coffee shop (that made a yummy iced decaf latte) & we chatted for 2 1/2 hrs, then my friend Lindsey called on the way home & we talked for over an hour! So it was very relaxing & full of good conversation.
BOY! Elliot James.
I can now feel body parts, although it's not always easy to tell which ones they are. Most of the time I think I'm feeling his rump over by my belly button, & the other night Josh & I felt something that was either a foot or an elbow. It's fun. :-)
This week's fruits: white nectarines, watermelon, mango, blueberries, apples, & bananas. I don't think I've really craved anything else.
Sleep has been fine, except last night was horrible. For some reason I was waking up every 1 1/2 hrs or so, & was having trouble falling back asleep every time I had to go to the bathroom. I was having lots of dreams & couldn't get comfortable. Yuck. Hopefully that was just a fluke. Josh was gone too so that didn't help. :-(
What I am looking forward to
I feel like we're in the home stretch, which is crazy. From the fact that Elliot could be born now & survive (& look like a normal baby), to being in the last trimester & having my appointments every 2 weeks now instead of 4, I feel like this thing that has dragged along so many months is actually going to wind down! Crazy. We have lots to do! So that doesn't really give anything specific I'm looking forward to... but it is nice to be in this time now.
Nausea, exhaustion, back pain (mainly in my tailbone when I sit), hip pain, less stomach room, cramps when working out too hard, water aversion before about 5 pm every day.