i’m not sure how a lemon is considered consistently bigger than a peach, or much smaller than next weeks fruit (spoilers!), but it’s what the list says, and i’m going with it. apparently, the baby now measures 3 1/2 inches, head to bottom.

this week has had it’s ups and downs.

the bleeding, and the trips to the hospital on sunday were definitely low points, but the problem appears to have resolved itself for the time being. the bleeding tapered off slowly, and took a couple of days to diminish to nothing. yesterday (thursday) was the first day with none at all.

on the positive side, i’m now quite certain that i’m feeling the first hints of movement in there. it’s not a lot, and i tend to notice it most when i’m lying in bed first thing in the morning or last thing at night. it’s a really nice feeling – not squirmy or uncomfortable, just light flutters.

the baby has a real nickname now, too. our friend c has been enjoying the fruit references, and started referring to the baby as ‘fruiby’. it stuck. and i kind of like it 🙂