hello, all. sorry for seemingly dropping off the earth! we’re still here. things are going ok. i have my good days and bad days. jerry is feeling alright. jeremiah is a blast and a joy. bean seems to be ok.
How your baby’s growing: Your baby weighs about 5 ounces now, and he’s around 5 inches long â€” about the size of a large onion. He can move his joints, and his skeleton â€” until now rubbery cartilage â€” is starting to harden to bone. His sense of hearing is also developing. The umbilical cord, his lifeline to the placenta, is growing stronger and thicker.
How your life’s changing: With more weight up high and out in front of your body, you may feel a bit off-balance as you walk around. Store away your high heels and wear low-heeled shoes to reduce your risk of taking a tumble.You’re likely to feel protective of your tummy, and that’s good. Trauma to your abdomen could be harmful to your baby and dangerous to you, so be sure to buckle up when you’re driving. Keep the lap portion of the seat belt under your belly and very snug across your hips for maximum protection.
know what’s odd? i have lost more weight. i don’t really feel big and pregnant like i think i should. oh, i still feel bean moving from time to time. but i don’t think i’m getting enough nutrition, because of the hyperemesis. (doesn’t that sound like a monster or something? look out behind you! it’s the HYPEREMESIS! AHHHH!!) if you don’t believe me, check out the preggo pics gallery. the first two are from last night. after them are from 13 weeks, and the next are from weeks. i KNOW i have lost weight. even though we don’t own a scale. lol. i am trying not to worry about bean. but i just know that at this point in my pregnancy with jeremiah, i was still working, and was able to stop and get whatever i wanted to eat. if i craved something, i got it. now, if i crave something and i can’t have it (which is usually what happens) i eat a cracker or something JUST to eat. because nothing else sounds good to me. so i worry about bean’s health and nutrition. and mine for that matter!
next tuesday is THE ultrasound! i am so excited! jerry, jeremiah and my mom are going with me. don’t forget to cast your votes in the expectnet game if you haven’t yet! as for me, i am being realistic and thinking bean’s probably a boy. but i really would like to have a girl right now. it’s kind of lonely being the only female in the house. even the dog is male. 😉
i am so sick of disgusting spam. i get at least two a day now, to my gibberish archives, of people being nasty and linking to nasty sites. and they say the rudest things to me in them. for this reason, i am putting even more of a clamp on comments. i wish i didn’t have to do it, but i do. don’t worry, my sweet regulars, you won’t be affected. you just have to add your email address (which only i see anyway) and you will have to wait until i approve your comment. it will be a pain, but at least none of that crap will show up for anyone else. sigh.
jerry is off work from the nursing home for a week. he still has to work at fedex tho. but it’s nice for him to have some time off. tomorrow is when he is supposed to go to the recheck, to see how his heart is doing and such. the other day he had a little scare. the meds haven’t been treating him nicely, and he was feeling really strange at work. one of the nurses took his bp and it was 90/80. the nurse asked him the dose of bp meds he’s taking and thought it seemed too high for a normal, healthy young person. so she said what SHE would do is not take anymore or at least only take half. so he didn’t take anymore that night, then asked the dr the next day. they said taking half would be fine. he’s feeling better since. so they better get that straightened out tomorrow! we have had too many scares!
hope to hear from everyone soon. keep us in your prayers! hugs and blessings.