Sunday, June 11, 2006


June gloom is firmly ensconced here in LA, and I'm actually loving it. It's cool and breezy and about 74 degrees. I think I've slept more in the last few days that I have in weeks, which has been a luxury that I appreciate all the more because I know that, in a few months, I won't have it.

Figalina is going strong. For the first time ever, I actually felt her move on Friday night. I was up late, reading "What to Exepect..." when I felt something weird in the pit of my stomach. It felt like Figgy was... purring, for lack of a better description. Rich said she muct have her cell phone on vibrate. Since then, I've felt the occasional poke, prod or flutter. It has been so reassuring, since for the last 2 weeks, everything I've read has said I should have felt the baby move. And now I finally can. It's lovely, even though I know sometime around week 30, I'll be moaning about heels in ribs, etc.

It's finished! Yes, the granny square dress for Figgy is done. And, if I do say so myself, it is adorable. It's a large size, so it should fit her between 9 months - 1 year old. But it turned out as cute as I could ever have hoped for. Now, I'm working on a little cardigan from the book, "Candy Babies," by Candi Jensen, who writes the best crochet books for childrens clothes & blankets (other books include "Candy Blankies" and "Candy Tots"). I'm really enjoying making stuff for Figgy now, since she's so obviously real.

I'll end this post with an update from, for week 22: Your baby now looks like a miniature newborn, checking in at 10.9 inches and almost 1 pound. Her skin will continue to appear wrinkled until she gains enough weight to fill it out, and the fine hair (lanugo) that covers her head and body is now visible. Her lips are becoming more distinct, and the first signs of teeth are appearing as buds beneath her gum line. Her eyes are developed, though the iris (the colored part of the eye) still lacks pigment. Eyelids and eyebrows are in place, and her pancreas, essential for hormone production, is developing steadily.