Monday, January 29, 2007
During the next three weeks, your baby's length will more than double to nearly 3 inches. Her head is proportionately smaller now than it was a few weeks ago, but it's still almost half the length of her entire body. Her forehead temporarily bulges with her developing brain and sits high on her head; it will later recede to give her a more human appearance. Each day, more minute details — including tiny fingernails, toenails, and peach-fuzz hair — start to appear on her body. Her fingers are now completely separated; her arms bend at the elbow and curve slightly; her hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over her heart; her legs are lengthening; and her feet may be long enough to meet in front of her body. She is busily swallowing amniotic fluid and kicking her legs.
If you could take a peek at your baby this week, you'd be able to clearly see the outline of her spine through her parchment-thin skin. Spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from her spinal cord.
Friday, January 26, 2007
All 3 of us sliding down the BIG inflatable slide!
Alan sliding solo
Eddie sliding solo. I don't know how many times he managed to get other mommies to help him climb to the top!!
Alan finishing the inflatable obstacle course
Thursday, January 11, 2007
the wave across the bottom of this picture is the baby's heartbeat.
Many of you were curious about where the info from the previous post came. I get email about the baby's development every week from subscribin for FREE at www.babycenter.com. I also check on info and "chat" in the message forums on www.epregnancy.com Both wonderful resources for any expecting family.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Now almost half an inch long — roughly the size of a raspberry — your baby has elbow joints and distinct, slightly webbed fingers and toes. In his oversized head, both hemispheres of his brain are developing. His teeth and the inside of his mouth are forming, and his ears continue to develop. Eyelid folds partially cover his tiny peepers and the tip of that nose you'll be tweaking someday is emerging. His skin is paper-thin, and his veins are clearly visible. Your little one also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. His liver is busy producing red blood cells, and a loop of your baby's growing intestines is bulging into his umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from his tiny body. Your baby still appears to have a small tail (actually, it's an extension of his tailbone), but it will disappear in the next few weeks.
Monday, January 08, 2007
This is one of the boys opening the BIG present from Grandpa Bear and Big D. It's already getting lots of use as we are having a "sunny & 80" winter :) Thanks Grandpa Bear and Big D!!!
This one is of the boys enjoying the electic train from Great Uncle Tom.
Yup, that's right we are going to have 3 kids under age 4 for awhile. You can keep track of our pregnancy progress with the ticker count down below. Due on Daddy's birthday August, 27th.