The Weekly Run-Down: 9

How Far Along: Hullo, nine weeks! We're pushing on ahead...

Size of baby: Baby is the size of an olive or a grape. And, is a foetus now, apparently!

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

Even though you still have to wait another eight weeks to find out if your new addition will be a boy or a girl, this week, your baby gets the goods she'll need to, well, make her own baby one day. That's right -- reproductive organs are beginning to form now, along with some other key organs, like the pancreas and gallbladder. At this point your baby has doubled in size and her head, which is about half the length of her entire body, is tucked down toward her chest. Her tiny fingers are growing longer, and the ends are slightly enlarged right now -- this is where those unique fingerprints will ultimately form.

Total Weight Gain: Holding steady this week. I'm still down from my start weight.

Sleep: Not too bad - still interrupted by random midnight pee-stops.

Symptoms: Not feeling much of anything this week. I still haven't thrown up, no nausea this week, just getting by one day at a time. I'm bloated, hungry all the time, and constantly tired.

Cravings: Mostly dairy. Especially cheese. Yes.

Gender: This week, I took this Chinese gender prediction test & it said GIRL. Oooh-eeeee. 

Movement: Way too early yet.

Maternity Clothes: Nothing yet. I'm sad that summer is coming - I love my leggings !!!

Milestones: Another week disappearing, which I LOVE. I want time to speed up a little.. just a little.

What I'm looking forward to: Our first obstetrician visit next week, and hitting 10 weeks - double digits. :)

The belly: Again with the bloat. And the fat arm. (I blame the delicious dairy products that baby has me inhaling.)

You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Jill said...

You look fabulous :)

Abbie said...

Yippee week 9! You look adorable!!

Lisa said...

You're adorable! Do you think y'all will want to find out the gender?

K said...

Hi there: new reader from Weddingbee's share-your-blogs and I have to say: you're absolutely adorable! :D And I love those tidbits of how big the baby is: an olive, wow, so small! Crazy how fast he or she is going to grow!

Claudia said...

Oh Ally, your posts just warm my heart. It's finally a fetus, yeey!

Jenn said...

So happy to follow your journey :) You look fabulous. As you take your pregnancy photos, consider this: if your sweet pea is a girl, how would you want her to speak of herself? Would you want her to see "fat arms" or warm arms ready to embrace a baby? :) You look absolutely beautiful and you owe it to your child of either gender to embrace that wholeheartedly and give up the negative self-talk -- that kid will soak it up like a sponge! (Just my two cents. With love!)

- Jenn

Bella said...

I have been championing your pregnancy on BH since you got a BFP so early i think 7dp5dt. I wasn't successful that month. I have followed your blog weekly and this week got we got our BFP but was worried about my HCG at 16dpo at 140 but I re-read your earlier posts and am holding onto hope for my next BT on Friday.
I am so pleased to see you at 9 weeks now. It has given me great hope that we may make it this time. Best wishes.

terra said...

Yay week 9! Yay fetus!

Unknown said...

You look so happy and CUTE! Congrats!!! P.S. that puppy picture on your right sidebar is adorable!

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