Saturday, November 12, 2005

who knew...

well needless to say the honeymoon period is over. these past few days have been HARD. i don't really feel like a normal person. my stomach aches all day. there are a million sights and smells that can send me straight to the toilet and the headaches are coming every day!! my outlook is good. i know that this is the normalcy of this little life forming inside but i'm afraid to leave the house in case i need the safety of my bathroom. like my friend audrey said "when are you going to be fun again" yeah when will i be fun again????
but on the positive and clearly amazing side of things. Pinto is a busy little bean...(the reference to a He is purely the website i got the info off of.) Now almost half an inch long — roughly the size of a raspberry — He has elbow joints and distinct, slightly webbed fingers and toes. In his oversized head, both hemispheres of his brain are developing. His teeth and the inside of his mouth are forming, and his ears continue to develop. Eyelid folds partially cover his tiny peepers, which already have some color, and the tip of that nose you'll be tweaking someday is emerging. His skin is paper-thin and his veins are clearly visible. Your little one also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. His liver is busy producing red blood cells, and a loop of your baby's growing intestines is bulging into his umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from his tiny body. You can't feel his gyrations yet, but your baby is like a little jumping bean, moving in fits and starts around his watery home.
Now to me that all seems worth it!

7 comments:

Mark , Rosalie & family said...

Congratulations you guys!
Sorry you are not feeling so good.
But like you said, it's all worth it,
for this little miracle.
Take care

Reesh said...

The good news is your morning sickness is such a healthy sign of pregnancy. It means you are getting all the hormones your body needs right now to make all that wonderful growth happen. My advice, never go to bed hungry and keep a bag of almonds and raisons, or some crackers by the bed to eat as soon as you wake up. As soon as your blood sugar drops is usually when you will feel the most nauseous and get those nasty headaches. Oh I feel for you, I really really do...

Kristina said...

aw, heath, its so weird with you talking about morning sickness and all, it seems unreal to me. hope this peirod passes soon.

Oh Joy said...

Heather I am really, really sorry you got morning sickness. I hope it passes really soon! But the rest is amazing isn't it??

Lisa & Drew said...

Heather, I know it's tough...I've been there too. Hopefully the sickness will pass soon. It did for me! But, when you're in it it seems like it never will. You're right, it's worth it all!

Nova said...

ugh. feeling sick all the time isn't fun at all! your body is changing big-time... hang in there, chicka. the second trimester should be much much better!! love, suj'n

Angel said...

I'm really thinking about you..and have nothing to say...cause I've never experienced that before...
Except I'm thinking of you for sure!