Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Retrospective Wisdom: Week 13

"Your baby is blissfully unaware that you both have moved on to the second trimester. He or she is just happily paddling around inside your uterus. Even though their babies weigh in at about an ounce now, most mothers still cannot feel their movements.

Other internal happenings include the intestines moving into the abdoment from the umbilical cord. The intestines are also working on their internal structure as the villi form inside. The villi help the baby with digestion by encouraging food to move inside the intestines for the rest of the baby's life. In other intestinal news, the pancreas has started secreting insulin. Your baby also has all 20 teeth formed under the gums." - excerpt from The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion by Robin Elise Weiss with Dr. Marcello Pietrantoni.

A baby bump became more apparent and fundus height also increased slightly. Bigger bras and shorts were called for! We continued looking for suitable changing table with no successful purchases.

The nausea lessened slightly and throwing up started to reduce from a few times in a day to once or twice in a day. Smells became less offensive and I could resume some light cooking preparation work with Mama. When I was not sick, I spent time weeding and raking in the garden, under strict supervision from either Mama or Dada as they did not want any untoward incidents.

This week also marked that it has been just over a month since I left gainful employment. The only thing I missed was the salary and since money is not everything, I guess I was not missing as much as I thought I would have!
**Retrospective Wisdom: Taking time out to weigh out your available options is not procastinating and time-wasting. Commit only to purchases you like and can well afford, works for you and do not be stressed out by all the options available. Happy shopping!**


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