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!
right now our baby is kumquat-sized (1.5 inches from head to rump) and looks something like this:
developmentally, he/she is out of the embryonic stage and is officially a fetus! go, baby, go! all of the vital organs are in place and kumquat is kicking away, though i can't feel it yet. sometimes i lie really still and try to feel it move. occasionally i think i feel something and get very excited, only to realize it's just gas. sigh. soon enough.
i apologize for not having taken a "bump" picture in the last couple of weeks. truthfully, not enough has changed to justify a weekly picture at this point. i'll start back up with it next week because i have a feeling it's all going to begin to snowball soon. before i know it, i'll have my own gravitational pull. i'm looking forward to it.