I know I am a week late saying this, but our little surfer baby has officially made it to....FETUS-HOOD. No longer an ear-looking embryo, it has graduated to an extremely small baby...as small as a green olive or grape!
The past ten days have actually been pretty nice. I don't want to jinx myself, but I have only had a little nausea here and there (luckily no more vomiting...cross your fingers!). I still don't have the best appetite - when I feel hungry I have to eat immediately or it's too late...then the heartburn and acid indigestion set in and I don't want to even see or hear about food!
I have started having some cravings. I've noticed that I love cheesy junk foods! Doritos, Cheetos, and cheddar cheese goldfish have been helping me get through the past week and a half. I hope the baby has been enjoying the cheesy goodness as much as I have - ha ha. I know. I know. I need to be eating healthy foods - well I have the next 7.5 months to do so!
OH! And Fruity Pebbles! I can't forget the fruity pebbles I eat everyday for breakfast. Just thinking about fruity pebbles makes me want to go fix a bowl - yummm.
I feel like a crazy person because I dream about food all the time - I constantly think about what I can't wait to eat when I get to the U.S. on the 25th. A week from tomorrow and I will be able to eat whatever I want whenever I want. (I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing...probably a bad thing) I have a feeling I am going to be HUGE when I get back to Costa Rica in September - Rudy might disown me. LOL.
Anyway, tomorrow marks 10 weeks for my little surfer baby. I hope he/she is super comfy down there. We get to check on the baby next week before I leave for the States so I am really counting down the days. Hopefully we'll have another ultrasound and get to hear the baby's heart beat again.
I'm also hoping the doctor will take me off of bed-rest so I can start exercising again! I was just telling my brother, Jason, that I have no muscles what-so-ever in my body anymore - I'm like a noodle! We were just joking about how I am going to be out of breath just riding the escalator trying to go through the airport next week - ha ha ha! (It's probably funnier to us, but if you all heard our conversation you'd be laughing too.)
OK - more about the baby. Here's what TheBump.com has to say about the baby going into week 10:
My waistline hasn't started disappearing just yet, but if I keep eating Doritos, Cheetos, and Fruity Pebbles like there's no tomorrow..then yes it will disappear very soon!
As far as the tiny blue veins go, at least I have some color on my body! I'm starting to look like a ghost and I live in Costa Rica - LAME.
The breakouts have been with me since day freakin' one of this pregnancy. Whoever said you're glowing during pregnancy was a LIAR - ha ha. People keep saying, "Stephanie, you look so great! Pregnancy looks good on you" - I just have to laugh because I know they're pulling that out of their...well you know.
Oh well...it's all for a good cause!
Here's some more info on week 10: