it's still hard to believe that there's a little baby growing and developing and being created inside of me, that in 6 months and 6 days (approximately), i will undeniably be a full-time mother (regardless of whether i have to go back to work, stay home, am asleep, etc.), that there is currently new life just waiting to pop out when the time is right.
(i wanted to write "poop out," but that would not be the correct wording in any sense of the term...)
this cold seems to not be nearly as disastrous as my last one, which is quite the relief. i'm starting to wonder if just the simple combination of a weaker immune system combined with the stressors of traveling are enough to give me a head cold... although i don't think that's what happened with the last one, it seems very possible that with this one, i was just wearing myself down too thin... thankfully we're on vacation, and i did close to nothing the past two days.
interesting things happening for baby this week:
"Baby's now the size of a peach!
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords...savor this, their nonfunctional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with his head now only one third the size of his body. And intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy -- much more convenient. "
pretty neat, little mushroom! pretty neat! :P