Twelve weeks already. I would love to report that I am feeling better, but now it's more like intermittent horribleness. One day I will be feeling awesome (and then I stupidly say something like, "Jeremy! I think I am turning a corner here!") and then the next day I will be back on the couch unable to lift my head. But at least I am having some good days!
On Thursday I was actually thinking about posting about how much better things were getting, but I decided to wait for Friday. Friday morning I was feeling fantastic. I had a morning meeting at work (still feeling fantastic) and then I was driving home and ... BAM. I threw up in a Tim Horton's bag while driving on the expressway. It was so freaky and came out of nowhere! Most of what I have been dealing with is just that overwhelming nausea feeling, and I wasn't even feeling nauseated when this happened! I called Jeremy panicked and crying (which turns out, didn't help), and then got home and took a 3-hour nap. What a weird day!
Anyway, two more weeks and the first trimester will be a distant memory! This week the baby is the size of a lime ...
But amazing things are happening this week. The baby is developing REFLEXES! Reflexes!! I told Jeremy (through sobs, of course) and he was just as shocked as I was that the baby is opening and closing its little fingers, curling its toes, and making SUCKING MOVEMENTS! It is just too amazing.
Nerve cells are forming rapidly now, and synapses in the brain are forming furiously. The face also looks more human now.
The baby probably looks something like this today:
The next doctor's appointment is this Thursday, and Jeremy will get to go with me to hear the heart beat!! I am so excited! Maybe they will also tell me it is twins, and that is why I am already as big as a moose!