Monday, January 19, 2009

12 weeks

It is so hard to believe that we're nearing the 2nd trimester.

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 (I can't wait to feel it, that will be a very exciting day). 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.

We also will have our 3rd u/s this week (Thursday). Not only that another big milestone....our last appointment with the reproductive endocrinologist. It's so hard to believe we've came this far.

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