Okay, here's what www.babycenter.com says is going on with my baby:
Her vital organs — the liver, kidney, intestines, brain, and lungs — are now in place and starting to function (although they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy). Her liver continues to make blood cells, and the yolk sac, which previously supplied these cells, is no longer needed and begins to disappear.
During the next three weeks, your baby's length will more than double to nearly 3 inches. Her head is proportionately smaller now than it was a few weeks ago, but it's still almost half the length of her entire body. Her forehead temporarily bulges with her developing brain and sits high on her head; it will later recede to give her a more human appearance. Each day, more minute details — including tiny fingernails, toenails, and peach-fuzz hair — start to appear on her body. Her fingers are now completely separated; her arms bend at the elbow and curve slightly; her hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over her heart; her legs are lengthening; and her feet may be long enough to meet in front of her body. She is busily swallowing amniotic fluid and kicking her legs.
If you could take a peek at your baby this week, you'd be able to clearly see the outline of her spine through her parchment-thin skin. Spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from her spinal cord.
It also said that in the beginning of the pregnancy, my uterus was the size of a pear, and now it is the size of a grapefruit.
Friday after work... Damon said that he was going to steam clean the carpet in the living room. Well, he got the machine & the soap stuff. Started...and then just ripped the carpet out of the living room. Not to worry--we've got hardwoods underneath. He was just tired of the yucky carpet. So--the whole room looks bigger, and better now. I cant believe we didnt tear it out before.
Saturday--I had Jana's shower. Had a good time. Then went to the Allen outlet shops, because I was already in Plano for the shower, and we were meeting later in Addison for the bach'ette party. I didnt feel like driving all the way home--so I went shopping instead. Then, met everyone at a restaurant in Addison called "Soho". The mashed potatoes & chocolate mousse were the best parts...oh, and the softshell crab appetizer was good too. After that, the bach'ette party was heading over to some place called Carson's. I was toooooo tired to go. I went home, and was asleep by 10. Woke up around 2 when the boys (Damon & Mark) rolled in from the bachelor party. I stayed up chatting with them until after 3, and then it was back to sleep for me!
Sunday...I took a nap. I like never take naps anymore. It felt soooo good. Damon was hungover from the night before (he'll probably just die that I typed that on here...), so he didnt get out of bed until ater 1 o'clock. Well, I was out of bed by 9:30 that morning. Finished the movie, "Vanity Fair", and then watched another movie! "If These Walls Could Talk". After that...it was about 1:00, Damon got up, he made me some hot dogs (he can be so sweet...when he wants to be), and then I was sacked out on the couch from 2 to 5. It was wonderful!
And--I even felt refreshed enough to make dinner last night! I sadly have not done that in a while.
Talked to Melissa yesterday. That was good. And we talked about Star Jones vs. Joan Rivers on the red carpet...we agree (of course) that Joan Rivers is much better. Melissa also brought up an excellent point: Joan Rivers named her daughter Melissa, she must be fabulous! I also think that Star Jones has got to be paying a small team of stylists--and not one of them is telling her the truth. If I were her stylist, I would start by saying, "No, you cant wear that because your back fat is hanging out." Hateful??? Only if I were a stranger & said it to her. If I were her stylist--she'd be paying me to tell the truth. And, I would also have to comment on that coral colored outfit she wore to the Grammy's...that frilly/ruffly part at the top of the outfit--well, it covered about half of her boobs. It made the whole top look like it didnt fit, and so you looked at her & thought she was too big for her outfit. It was bad looking....again, her stylist should be fired.
"Vanity Fair"...finally finished it. Um...I'm glad I saw it, no I wont watch it again. Loved this one Indian-like dance scene...it was awesome. Twists toward the end...and ends differently than I ever imagined it would.
"If These Walls Could Talk"...about this house, and well, it's not really about the house. It's about abortion, and how the subject of abortion touches the lives of three women who live in the house during 3 different eras, 50s, 70s, and modern time. It was very emotional (probably because I'm watching a movie about abortion as I am pregnant...), but very good. It really makes you think...It's not really pro-life or pro-choice. It has characters who believe very strongly each way, and has characters who are very confused. But, it makes you think about the times when abortion was not legal, and what happened then...
Okay--off the abortion topic.
Damon said the sweetest thing...well, I thought it was sweet anyway... Okay, so we are sitting in the living room...this was yesterday. And, a commercial came on talking about the re-release of the movie Bambi, and how it's the first time ever to be released on DVD...and of course it's just for a limited time... Well, Damon said, "Oh, I guess I better go get one of those." I said, "What?" & I am sure I had a puzzled look on my face...he said, "Well, it's for a limited time only, and we're going to need a copy." Okay...on one hand--totally sweet. Makes me realize that hey--he gets it--this baby is coming! On the other hand, I think: he's as bad as a kid--"for a limited time only"...oh, we better get it! I think around Christmas time I am going to have to ban the whole family from watching commercials. Damon will run right out & buy one of everything just to make sure we dont miss out on any of the limited time only offers! .........oh, and Bambi...I hate that movie. It's so sad when the mother gets shot. And isnt there a forest fire? Seriously--I think it's a movie that I could do without. In fact, I think I've only seen it once.
Morning sickness?? Threw up Saturday morning. Havent since then. I guess that's good news...
Allen & Dad are going on Spring Break without me this year.
(1) I am supposed to be going to Mark & Jana's wedding in Florida in March.
(2) I dont have the PTO to cover time away to go on both vacations.
Talked to Dad last night. He said that Allen elected to return to Legoland this year for Spring Break. I tell you, we really did have a good vacation last year. Legoland was so much fun. Tinytown or something like that...where everything is miniature & made out of legos...that was my favorite.
Ohhhhhh----and the churros at the San Diego zoo! I cant believe I'm not going. Those churros are soooooo freaking good. For those who dont know what a churro is...it's like a long, straight, fried, donut kind of pastry---that is coated in cinnamon & sugar. It is fantastic. And, near Carlsbad we stopped & got these wonderful strawberries...I am going to miss out on those as well...
Oh....I wish I were going!!!!!!!!!!
Okay...that's about all for now. This has really been pretty long...
I need to get back to work!