Week 13: "Medium Shrimp"

Fingerprints have formed on [Bebito's] tiny fingertips, his/her veins and organs are clearly visible through his/her still-thin skin, and [Bebito's] body is starting to catch up with his/her head — which makes up just a third of his/her body size now. If [I'm] having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. [Bebito] is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce. (http://www.babycenter.com/

I'm in Marshfield this week visiting my parents. Teirney brought me up on Sunday afternoon and will come back to pick me up this weekend. I've had a few pretty good days lately, and today I felt exceptionally well...almost normal. So I decided today would be a good day to take a picture. Yes, the first official "bump" picture. Not the greatest picture, but it was the first attempt (I'm sure I'll get better (and bigger) over the next 6 months).

Today, my mom and I went to Eau Claire to spend the day with my sister, Josie. We had a really great day together bumming around town with no agenda and just going wherever we pleased. We went to some unique stores downtown Eau Claire, which was a nice change of pace from the typical "shopping mall." I have to say I'm extremely tired right now though...'twas a big day for Bebito and I, considering we don't get out much.

My mom is doing a little redecorating so I've been "commissioned" while I'm here to help her with some decorating ideas. Its been fun going shopping to check out carpets, rugs, window coverings, and lamps...right up my alley. Now if only I could get motivated to decorate my own apartment...maybe it will get done during the "nesting" phase.

It is hard to believe I am 13 weeks already!!! This little one is growing so fast every day -- it is such a treat for me to read what is going on in my body every week -- I can't wait until I can feel Bebito dancing around in there. When I saw the midwife last week she told me that pregnant women should be drinking at least 62 ounces of water a day...oh my, what a chore for me! I've always had a hard time drinking enough fluids, much less water. I'm trying my very best, but I'm afraid I fail far too often. Maybe my lack of eating junk food has made up for it. No? Well, I guess you're right, but I should get brownie points for that or something. On second thought, I did have Taco Johns for lunch today -- that could be considered "junk food" I guess. I'm just in survival mode right now...eat anything that sounds good. I'm just glad that has included vegetables more often than not these days.

Must go get some sleep! God bless you, sweet Bebito! I'm thinking and praying for you. Much love. xoxoxo

1 comment:

marah said...

w00t! I see your wee baby bump. So cute, Leah.