Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches - about the size of a lemon - and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces.
His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of the week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week - a sign that it's doing its job right - and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet are more flexible and active.
On a side note, we find out what we are having in less than 2 1/2 weeks!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head - which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
A cute jumperoo!
A picture of some of the toys the baby will get to play with.
The baby won't be able to ride on this until close to a year, but it is still exciting!
Another toy that will have a wait a while, but that will be so much fun to play on!
Little bathtub for a little baby.
Crib sheets, bassinet sheets, and hangers
Friday, October 16, 2009
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionable human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The very first present I got was from my Prayer Group girls, April and Laurel. We had been praying for this baby for a year, and it was so sweet of them to think of me. Don't you just think this is the most adorable burp cloth?
The second present I received was from Lolly aka my Mom. It is a cute rattle/squeeze toy that already Matt likes to annoy me with. So cute!
The most recent present was delivered yesterday in the mail! It is from Daniel and Julie. So sweet of them to think of us! I love all the good books they gave us. Of course Julie is a teacher, so she knows the importance of reading. And Uncle Daniel got the baby his/her first baseball. Matt definitely loves the baseball!! I'm so glad they got us picture frames. I can't wait to put pictures in them! Thanks so much for the presents Daniel and Julie!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Though the baby is barely the size of a kumquat - a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom - and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.