but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. She (or he!) has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. Now that the baby's basic physiology is in place, it is poised for rapid weight gain.
As for me, my abdominal area feels like I just did an abs of steel workout (didn't do it) and, occasionally, like my inner female parts are being stretched like taffy. This is extra great when I'm trying to sleep. So adding the sleep deprivation to the daily sleepies I already had leaves me unable to form complete sentences. Another thing about the abs: A lot of women who are small in stature can see baby bumps progressing by this point. Having the "equator" that I have makes the bump less obvious, but... this is what this blog is for right? So here we go:
Nausea is still kickin' and food/smell aversions are much more prominent. Why is it broccoli that smells like rotten garbage to me and cheese is still delicious? Just cruel. Don't worry- Meg is helping me "make good decisions" as far is food is concerned, but she also knows when to back the hell up and let me have a craving.
My Baby Beat: This is a new one. Using the mic of your iPhone you can perform a pseudo Doppler audio ultrasound. Our Baby's Heartbeat At Week 9
We continue the wait until our next sonogram (May 5)- MARGARITAS FOR ALL (except me)... In the meantime...there's a mug of cookies and cream ice cream calling my name.