Wednesday, January 5th I was running a low grade fever and felt horrible. Kaitlynn's winter break was over, so she prepared for preschool and we packed her snack (cheez-its and raisins). Kaitlynn received Thank You cards for the Christmas gifts she gave to her teachers. The daily schedule said they read "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears," did snow painting, made paper bag puppets, sorted pom-poms, used bear cookie cutters with the playdough, went outside and in music had an "All Request" Wednesday.
Thursday, the 6th I was miserable - vomiting, diarrhea and a fever (and heartburn, but I know that's not related to the stomach bug). I guess I got the bug Kaitlynn had on Monday. Thankfully it only lasted about 24 hours. Another thing I was thankful for was that Dave was able to take Kaitlynn to preschool and pick her up. For snack, she chose apple and cheez-its (again). The Healthy Kids Newsletter was sent out and addressed Childhood Obesity. The daily schedule said they reread "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears." retold the story by using puppets at the dollhouse, pretended to mix and stir porridge at the water table, played in the gym and in music sang / listened to "Build a Snowman."
Friday, the 7th I felt better. I was 10 weeks pregnant at that point. According to Babycenter, the baby is barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, and has now completed the most critical portion of development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature. The baby's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy. Tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin. The baby's limbs can bend now. Hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his/her heart, and his/her feet may be long enough to meet in front of the baby's body. The outline of the spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from the spinal cord. The baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his/her developing brain and sits very high on the head, which measures half the length of the body. From crown to rump, the baby's about 1 1/4 inches long.
10 week photo
Kaitlynn and I went to MawMaw's to take her to an appointment. Kaitlynn was not in a good mood and was giving me a hard time at the appointment. She was so tired! We went to TGI Friday's for dinner. I think I've created a monster- Kaitlynn was upset that she couldn't get her nails painted at the nail shop because they were closed! MawMaw and I told her we might be able to get our nails done after running an errand if the salon was still open. It wasn't and she was very disappointed.
On the way home, Kaitlynn asked if she had a baby in her stomach too. I told her no. She asked why because she wants a baby in her stomach. I told her she had to be married 1st. She asked why. I told her because God wants us to be married first. Such a smart girl!
Not sure if I wrote about this, but we told Kaitlynn about the baby right after I talked with her teacher in December. We basically told her that I had a baby in my tummy / stomach and showed her the ultrasound pictures. She asked how the baby got in my tummy and quickly answered herself by asking if I ate something to get the baby in there. Before we could answer, she asked me to open my mouth and said she could see the baby down my throat. OK, we will go with that for now!
1 year ago