Starting Week 9:

Jan 27, 2010 | life, pregnancy

Baby V is the size of a green olive or grape, and finally starting to look like a baby. Nearly an inch long and weighing in at just a fraction of an ounce, the tiny olive has earlobes, a mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct.

I’ll be so happy to finally get through the first trimester. 

Really, I’ve been fairly lucky in the nausea department because I haven’t had any, but I am having some food aversions. I haven’t really been a huge fan of chicken lately.  Also, scrambled eggs (which I normally love).

As far as cravings, just pass me the saltiest things in the house – pretzels, popcorn, salt & vinegar chips, etc.  Although, I have eaten a lot of waffles for breakfast lately (weird, because I haven’t really eaten them in years). 

I can also tell that I’ve been kind of moody.  I get this way when if I’m hungry before I realize that I am.  Kind of like I’m reverting back to age 5 when I’m sleepy and get all grumpy.  I also get irritated easily (although, I kind of always did that, it might just be more pronounced now, heh).

Speaking of, I’ve been doing a lot of that, too.  I conk out in front of the tv at about 8:00 each night, sleep for a few hours while Oscar plays COD, then go upstairs when he wakes me up.  I also think my attention span has gone from short to zilch, because I can’t really sit still unless I’m watching tv, and even then, sometimes I can’t help but fall asleep. 

I’m trying really hard to be good about my caffeine intake.  I’m having 1 cup of coffee a day for a few more days (until I finish that container) and then I have half-caff.  I cut Coke out completely (extremely hard!) and I’ve just been drinking water and juice for the rest of the day after my one cup. 

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As far as not baby-related things, I’m really pumped about my Pure Romance business.  I had my first two parties this past weekend, and I have two more this weekend, and 3 more after that.  Hopefully I’ll finally get the return on my initial investment soon.  I have to say, I’m really enjoying it so far, and it’ll be a great to keep a flexible schedule once the baby is born. 

We’ve also booked our vacation already for the year – One week in Vegas! Oscar’s parents were kind enough to give us one week of their timeshare for his birthday, and we’ve decided to go to Vegas since neither of us have been.  I definitely want to see everything we can, but the one thing I absolutely cannot wait for is this:

Love is all I need.

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