Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Week 14 - I am now 26! How exciting

14 weeks Nov. 17, 2009 • Size: Length 3.25-4in, weight 1-1.5oz, Size Peach

Ben and I have decided to not find out what our baby is going to be... boy or girl. My parents lovingly call the baby the granderson... and my sister and brother call the baby their niesphew! Here is a shirt that my brother designed for the baby! Pretty fun!

I have one pretty excited family! My sister could just come unglued at the fact that she is going to be like the 12th person to find out if she is having a niece or a nephew... she graduates the same week that I am due ... going to be a fun 60 days for the grandparents!

We are now into the second trimester and I still have no appetite. Gaining a little here and there. But everything is measuring good and the baby's heart beat was sounding so beautiful!

" This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck its thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, the facial muscles are getting a workout as the tiny features form one expression after another. The kidneys are producing urine, which it releases into the amniotic fluid around it — a process it'll keep up until birth. The baby can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch it sucking the 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 the baby weighs 1 1/2 ounces. The body's growing faster than the head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, the arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of the body. (The legs still have some lengthening to do.) It's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over the body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and the spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel the 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." - Baby Center

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