baby was the size of a papaya last week, and is the size of a papaya this week as well (and will be for a month - or 4 weeks, really). it seems at this stage baby's growth starts slowing down. so instead of growing a full fruit size each week, we're down to a new fruit size each month... which makes sense, i think? :p
according to thebump: Baby's little face is fully formed...minus the baby fat, of course.
this will be exciting to see -hopefully! (i'm not sure that we get an ultrasound at our next appointment in a week and a half, but i've had one at every appointment so far, so i'm really hoping we'll get another one...)
only one more week at the coffeeshop. i'm anxious to be done; i suppose it's a good thing i gave my notice when i did (and that the other job worked out accordingly)... i had no idea standing on my feet would prove so difficult. i still feel a little frustrated at this aspect though. i hear of women who work until the day they give birth. makes me feel like i'm just being lazy or something. :\
and apparently, there are more changes still around the corner:
|23 weeks pregnant!|
i haven't really experienced swelling, or at least my hands and feet don't look swollen... but my wedding ring (as i mentioned a few posts back) is still fitting tighter than normal. something i'm not too thrilled about. i'm considering getting a plain band (just silver, no new bling or anything like that) to wear for when my ring no longer fits. i can't stand to have it off my finger, but even if it's on a necklace around my neck, i think i'd still feel bare without it...
and i hope i don't have to replace my beloved shoe collection either. i mean, for the time being, i'd love to get a new pair of shoes - when do i ever not enjoy getting new shoes??? :P but if my feet actually grow in size and all my old favorites no longer fit post-pregnancy? bummer. (if so, good will is gonna get some awesome donations in the footwear department. i might cry a little.)