I like the idea of my lemon moving from one facial expression to another, rapidly, unceasingly, like a theater ACTor or mime warming up for a big night of over-acting.
When I told Ross about the urine/peeing, I think he paused and said: "Oh. Gross?" Though I might have imagined the question marks.
"How your baby's growing:"This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.
"In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active."
I wanna feel punches and kicks. Do I need to register the lemon now for AYSO, like they say I do for pre-school? Heh. Not!
This week's fun food:
Homemade corn bread
Brownies: No Pudge: you add a bunch of non-lo-fat yogurt instead of oil and eggs.
Popcorn with loads of butter (I really need to get some unpasteurized butter!) and cooked in coconut oil, of course!
Grits (because they were there)
Smores (made in the broiler by a visiting stoner; I abstained, from both)
Sushi: yellow tail, spicy tuna and some yummy veggie rolls that Natalie suggested.
Beer: I even had a Racer5 with my pizza at Lane Splitters
As I told a friend, I'm not sure if I can blame this week's belly on the pregnancy or on the food, but I can sure blame the cravings for the above food on the pregnancy.
And blame might be the wrong.
This weekend's plans: Eat more fish! Drink a beer tonight! Take out my nipple rings, maybe! Post the first image of the lemon/then lime!