Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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 unquestionably 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 and weighs half an ounce.
How far along? 12wk pg
Total weight gain/loss: +5lbs
Maternity clothes? I'm wearing maternity pants
Stretch marks? Just the tiger stripes from Aidster
Sleep: Love it and getting as much as I can
Best moment this week: Telling work
Movement: baby is moving, but it's way too soon to feel
Food cravings: steak or anything that someone mentions
Gender: I'm thinking boy, but everyone is thinking girl
Belly Button in or out? in
What I miss: Nothing and I won't miss anything besides Aidan.
What I am looking forward to: Telling all of you here on the blog
I love you Aidan Christopher and your sibling Nugget