According to http://www.babycenter.com/ the baby is the size of a grape this week. In honor of Halloween I thought "Grape-Man" would be an appropriate image!
New with the baby:
The baby's heart is finishing dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form -- as do tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. Your baby's organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. Murphy will be so sad to hear that the tail is gone!
I think I am holding steady - but ooooh the bloating. The jeans are VERY snug.
What I am craving:
Hmmm nothing so much this week. Just food - and lots of it. Chocolate has started to come back into my life. I really wasn't caring for it - would rather have more tart sweets.
How I am feeling:
Mostly good - but I have my moments. Tired, headachy, tired, hungry, weepy, tired...
Running & Exercise:
Let's see, since last Wednesday...
Thursday: slept in - soooo tired
Friday: Ran six miles with the girls
Saturday: Ran 11 miles - oooh it was too hot! It was in the 70s when we started the run and very humid. I had the realization that I am going to be the mom here and that I already have to start being responsible. I knew I could keep up with my friends but I didn't know if I SHOULD be keeping up with them. So I trailed behind and walked a bit here and there.
Sunday: Walked an hour with my friend Tricia from Dayton who was in town for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. What a cool event!
Monday: didn't have time to swim so I went in and lifted for 40 minutes and then did the elliptical for 20
Tuesday: ran 6 miles with my friends - tried out my friend Brooke's heart rate monitor. Very interesting contraption. I am going to set a goal of keeping the heart rate around 150bpm. I feel at that rate I can still keep a conversation going which seems to be the new guideline for running while pregnant.
Wednesday: slept in - soooo tired
I am still feeling a bit guilty when skipping a workout - especially since I have been eating so abundantly lately. But I can tell the guilt levels are becoming less and less...
Great moment this week:
I think its how excited Rick is for this baby. You know I really thought he would be like this. He loves his nieces and nephews so much and loves being with them. However he would always say things like - oooh we can't have a baby - so I guess I really didn't know! Now, I think at times he is more excited than me! It really makes me happy to have such an eager partner in this crazy thing called parenthood.