Saturday, May 05, 2007

9 weeks

Your baby is nearly an inch long — barely the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce, but he's poised for rapid weight gain now that his basic physical structure is in place. His embryonic tail is completely gone, and the development of his body parts — including organs, muscles, and nerves — is kicking into gear. His eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. His upper lip is fully formed, and his mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. Your baby's sex organs are present now but won't be discernable as male or female for another few weeks.

I had my first midwife appointment yesterday. It was awesome. I am having a home birth in Oregon, so I am going to one of the only home birth mid wive's here for prenatal care until I leave. The visit was nearly 2 hours long. My first visit to the Northside midwives was about 2 hours worth of waiting around, and 15 minutes of an appointment. Homebirth is the way to go, for so many reasons. I'm very excited. I wish I had researched it more and went that route with Halen's birth. Homebirths are illegal here in Georgia though, so there's only a handful of midwives who will do it. Insurance won't pay for it here either.
Okay now, back to yard work. We got a gigantic pile of mulch dumped in our driveway yesterday. I'm spreading it around the back yard, trying to cover up the weeds. I came in for a water break and got on the computer to see if it was supposed to rain and now I'm blogging. Computers sure can suck you in.

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