Pregnancy - Week 9

What's happening with the babies this week?
Our babies are nearly an inch long and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. They are starting to look more and more human. Their essential body parts are accounted for, though they'll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: our babies heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth (which daddy is excited about). The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. Our babies organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Their eyes are fully formed, but are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. They have tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that our babies basic physiology is in place, they are poised for rapid weight gain. (

How far along: 9weeks 1day

Total weight gain/loss: As of Wednesday I had gained 2.4lbs.

Maternity clothes: I've bought two pairs of pants so far. I can still fit into a couple pair of my old pants. I can still wear most of my tops but have bought a few that are a little bigger to hide by bump at work. My dear friend, Casey sent me a huge box of clothes also, so I'm hoping I won't have to buy tons and tons of stuff.

Stretch marks: None yet

Sleeping: egh ok, if I'm not interrupted by going to the bathroom several times a night, its retarded dreams, or hunger pains. I'm averaging a snack (normally a bowl of cereal) about 1/2 way through the night

Best moment last week: Seeing out two little amazing babies growing, moving and perfectly healthy.

Symptoms: I had my first encounter with morning sickness last week. Thursday was not a good day at all. I've learned very quickly Zofran is my friend :-) My other main complaint is exhaustion. Body wise I feel great, other than the occasional hip pain I'm experiencing. I've been lucky so far in the symptom category.

Food cravings: Cucumbers (weird I know)

Food aversions: Bacon and Fast Food

Gender: Couple more months, I'm guessing boy and girl, Dalyn says girls.

I miss: having energy

What I am looking forward to: Our next appt on Nov 11. I love seeing the little babies and how they are growing and developing.


Robertsons said…
I highly recommend buying some bella bands. Target has a different brand, but go to and order them off there. They are great for hiding unbuttoned jeans and I found them to provide support when I started to get bigger. Happy Pregnancy!!!
Jessica said…
Thanks Erica!! I got on and they are very neat. I'm gonna order one tomorrow but do you recommend any of the lotions on there? I don't have stretch marks yet but I'd like to combat them if I can.
Robertsons said…
I actually used Neutrogena's Butter Body Cream and their Shea Butter body Wash. I don't know if they still make it or not. I tried to remember to use the regular Cocoa Butter as often as possible. I only ended up with 4 little marks about an inch long each that showed up the day before I had Elizabeth, so I was pleased. But I've also heard that if your mom had stretch marks, you'll get them too. Did you know Mindy, Max, Bill and Gret's assistant? She had some oil that she lived and died by. I'll find out where she got it.

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