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Pregnancy 9th Week: Hyperacidity and Tiredness

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At this point, I am contending with tiredness (or maybe laziness) and hyperacidity that I have to take about two antacids a day. It is quite difficult because aside from the sleepiness, my body’s energy gets drained because of the pain.

I have not actually thrown up, but the feeling is always there, like I am ready to just burst anytime. I have not been drinking alkaline water lately, as we were not able to replenish stock after our move back here to my in-laws’ place.

I also have trouble sleeping at night because I get up to pee almost every hour. I just can’t seem to hold it. And I am also afraid that if I do, there are worse complications so I just get up and answer the call of nature.

What encourages me at this point is that this is all temporary and passing. I also trying to imagine how it would finally be a joy to carry my little bundle when he or she is born. Right now, we are praying for a baby boy because we already have Dindin. I also read inspirational stories about motherhood so that I will be encouraged.

From babycenter.com, here’s my baby’s development at 9 weeks.

Baby’s development at 9 weeks. Illustration also from babycenter.com

Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She’s starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they’ll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby’s heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic “tail” is completely gone. Your baby’s organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won’t be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won’t open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby’s basic physiology is in place, she’s poised for rapid weight gain.


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Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at:
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