The babies (I still can't get used to saying that!) are about the size of prunes this week. All of the vital organs have formed and the embryonic tail has disappeared completely (whew). Their fingers are fully separated and the toes have formed. The bones are now forming and buds for teeth are forming as well. Their brains are hard at work developing over 250,000 neurons every minute!
I continue to feel great! Tired, but great. As you can see in the picture, I definitely have a beginning of a bump. It's not quite baby bump (unless you know I am expecting) but I definitely cannot suck it in anymore. I went shopping this past weekend and bought some back-to-school clothes...all maternity (the basics). I will continue to try and wear my regular clothes for as long as I can, but most jeans and work pants from last year are getting uncomfortable. Maternity clothes may not always be flattering and it was hard for me to be open minded about "filling them out" and what they will look like now versus even a month from now, but they are comfortable!
The last part of this week, I got a second wind and cleaned out my closet to fit Adam into our room. He then had the chance to clean out his closet in the baby room to MAKE ROOM FOR BABIES! We have come to the understanding that it will be done in phases. The next phase is a closet organizer and painting. Notice the few baby items that are starting to make it look like a baby closet... Thanks Laura and Jerry!!!
This week I am coaching a volleyball clinic Monday - Thursday for an hour and a half each day, and I am back to work with meetings all day Thursday. I am excited to get the year rolling, but hesitant to give up my daily naps, being able to eat when I need to, and time spent with Izzie. Adam continues to be busy training in nine brand new employees in the three stores!