Alright, so I've been reading this book that I picked up in Diagon Alley. It's dead useful--it's a guide to pregnancy for a witch of Muggle parentage. What to Expect When You're a Half-Blood Witch Expecting, by Fran Furtle. Honestly, they've got books for everything these days. Anyway, it's got a handy calender to follow me through my pregnancy. All I had to do was write the date of the...er...conception on the information page, and it's all customized to me. Brilliant. According to today, I need to pay attention to my mood changes.
"While moodiness is expected in the first ten weeks of pregnancy, you need to be aware that drastic changes can affect the your environment. You may find yourself unable to control your magic as well as you once did, so keep your loved ones privy to how your feeing--you don't want to end up accidentally turning your husband's nose into a cucumber like Ivana Irshkirk did in 1995. Do something for yourself--take a relaxing bath."
I'd love to go for a quick run on the broomstick.
Maybe....no. No, not maybe. *sigh*
It also keeps track of how big the baby is getting, with lovely (well, some are rather odd, really) moving pictures of what the baby looks like. Today....
"Nerve development in baby begins. The embryo is beginning to develop a face, though it still looks outworldly. The baby's head, body and sac are the same size. The embryo becomes three layers. The outer layer becomes the brain, nerves, and skin. The placenta becomes fully functional. The middle layer becomes the bones, muscles, blood vessels, heart, and sex organs. The inner layer becomes the stomach, liver, intestines, lungs, and urinary tract. "
Wonderful. Just when I've finally got an appetite, they've got to use the word "placenta." Hmph. But the rest is just...amazing....