Thursday, June 5, 2008

Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse

3 Books, 3 Days: Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyers

Wow - what an amazing series! I feel as if I have done nothing but read for the last three days. Monday evening I wasn't feeling particularly well, so I finally picked up Twilight and started reading. By 10pm on Wednesday night, I finished the third book in the series - Eclipse. Now, I love the books - they are fantastic, and I can't believe I hadn't heard of them until just recently. I can't remember the last time I spent all day at work wondering what my characters were about to get up to. By the end of Eclipse I was thoroughly frustrated with Bella, and even though I am happy with the decision she made, I'm really kind of mad that she even had to make a decision at all. To me, it would have been a non-decision. I guess that is because to me, Stephanie Meyers does an incredible job of making your heart pound as she writes about Bella and Edward. I had no such pounding when she described Bella and Jacob. So --- I guess that is my point --- I was super frustrated that this was even in the plot. *sigh* I guess you'll have to read the books for yourself, but if you enjoy a good Vampire love story, you won't be disappointed.

Oh, and the latest book in the series comes out August 2nd! I think it is called Breaking Dawn.

Baby News:

I have none. I am on the verge of having 10 full weeks behind me. I haven't even researched what is going to happen in the 11th week. I'm getting closer and closer to being out of the 3rd trimester, but in a way I already feel that I am. It has been days since I have felt any nausea, and I'm not quite so comatose these days (hell, I stayed up until 1am reading on Tuesday night, and still woke up at 5am the next morning). Of course, all of this has me a little nervous. I feel that since I am not suffering, something must be wrong down there. I will feel calm after my next appointment, I suppose, but in the meantime I wonder if everything is progressing as it should.

Week 10:

Your baby's growth is fast and furious now. He or she is nearly an inch and a half long and the size of a prune, but not nearly as shriveled (even with all the time it spends in water). In fact, your baby is really taking a human shape now. Bones and cartilage are forming, and small indentations on the legs are developing into knees and ankles. The arms (complete with elbows) can flex already, but don't run to the store for a baseball bat just yet. Though your baby's arms are taking shape and getting stronger, each one is only about the size of this number 1.

The tooth bud fairy is making her appearance this week, heralding the arrival of your baby's little choppers, which are forming under the gums. (Those pearly whites won't break through the gums until your baby is close to six months old). Other systems are go, too. Your baby's stomach is producing digestive juices, the kidneys are producing larger quantities of urine, and, if your baby's a boy, he's already producing testosterone (yikes!).