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Week 9!

Here's the weekly babycenter.com email...

"Your embryo measures about 0.9 inches to 1.2 inches from crown to rump, or the size of a strawberry. The arms and legs are getting longer, and the fingers might be a little swollen where the touch pads are forming. The head is more erect and the neck is more developed. Your baby now moves its body and limbs, and this movement can be visible during an ultrasound, but you won't be able to feel it yet. Your uterus is continuing to grow, and your waistline is thickening. But unless you tell people the good news, your pregnancy still won't be noticeable to others. Weight gain is small, if at all, since you could be experiencing food aversions (or cravings), heartburn, indigestion, nausea and bloating. Mood swings and weepiness similar to PMS symptoms are also common."

The baby is now the size of a strawberry- it's rather ironic that we had strawberry shortcake for dessert last night! The baby could be in there saying "oh, look- that's the size of me- maybe it's my twin!" Hope it's not too confused...!!

Haven't had any food aversions, heartburn or indigestion yet. No weepiness either, at least not more than usual (although it helps that Extreme Makeover- Home Edition is over for the season- I always cry at that!). Am definitely "thickening" in the waistline- Hubby told me I look "puffy." I think that he was trying not to say that I look fat... so I guess I can deal with being called puffy for now, as it's definitely how I feel! My pants are a bit tighter- they fit, but they fit the way they do after you've eaten Thanksgiving Dinner. And I'm VERY glad that the style for tops right now is loose and blouse-y- that definitely helps!

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