Wednesday, January 14, 2009

14 Weeks: Our Lemon

Well here we are at 14 weeks, I still cant believe I have about 6 months left... that seems like so long. Hopefully time will start flying by once we find out the sex and start getting ready for the baby. I am starting to out grow my pants and definitely feel more comfortable in loose fitting shirts. The baby will "pop" out of my pelvic bone (when I start seriously showing) in a couple of weeks.
Only 3 weeks and 6 days until we find out the sex (but who's counting). That is when the real fun will begin!
I went ahead and told my boss this week about the pregnancy, and the conversation went well. I was just glad to get it over with!
From the Baby Center:
This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.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 this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) 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 (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

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