i took a little blogging hiatus this past week. my heart just wasn't in it this week. i was exhausted from yet another night spent in the hospital thanks to my gallbladder. travis' parents took me and sylvie in for the week. i got a lot of help with sylvie and some much needed rest. travis got some time to focus on his school work. sylvie got a lot of snuggle time with her grammy and poppy. win-win-win. the three of us are back together and back home again.
sylvie turned 10 weeks old yesterday. here is a peek at week 9 in pictures.
on another note: i wasn't sure if i was even going to bring this up, but here it goes. top baby blogs reset its vote count back to zero a few days ago. let's be real, TBB is essentially one big popularity contest. really. on the other hand, i have met some amazing women (and their adorable babies) through this community of mommy bloggers. these girls provide me with support and advice as i raise my sweet girl far away from family and friends. i would be remiss if i pretended like their friendship, which would not be possible without top baby blogs, meant nothing to me. that said, if you could please click the following banner to vote for me i would so appreciate it. i have amazing readers. all of your comments mean so much to me. thank you so much!
today our kumquat is exactly 10 weeks old. he/she has doubled in size in the last 3 weeks and is due to double again in the next 3. in two weeks, our kumquat will be a lime! A LIME! kumquat's major systems are now in place, but will continue to develop over the next 30 weeks. little k is also getting ready to make his/her first poop! this part blows my mind. this little guy is pooping inside me? WHAT!?
in less gross news, my developing placenta has taken some of the hormonal burden from me. this means i am eating more and throwing up less! HUZZAH! those other less than comfortable 1st trimester symptoms, such as soreness and fatigue, should start to subside in the next few weeks. i am anxiously awaiting that burst of energy everyone talks about. more than anything, i am ready to start showing. i can't wait to have some tangible physical evidence of little k. from what i've read, i'll likely wake up sometime in the next month and suddenly have a small bump.
on an unrelated note, keep those formspring questions coming! i've had a great time answering them. also, please keep clicking the top baby blogs button in the sidebar to the right. we're really moving up in the ranks, and it's all thanks to you! you can click everytime you visit if you care to. travis and i really appreciate your support. thank you!