Wednesday, April 8, 2009

10 weeks!


I already feel like i have been preggo forever. Here's what is going on with our nugget right now:

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

See Blake, I did grow fingers while you were saying that I wasn't do ANYTHING anymore. Told you so!

7 comments:

Sara H said...

Just wait....I'm 22 weeks and it seems like I've been pregnant for YEARS! I'm ready to have this baby, now. Good luck to you!

Holly and Sean said...

Congratulations!!! It is so exciting and hard to enjoy every minute without just wanting to meet your baby already. But trust me, it goes by fast near the end and before you know it you are a mom!

Maria said...

LOL at your last sentence! :-)

Marge said...

Hahahah I love it! I've seen that as the best part of pregnancy- you can never be told you aren't doing anything! Are you guys going to find out what you're having?

Christie said...

AMY! Congratulations! It does go by slow, but at the same time, when you get to 20 weeks, you'll realize that you're halfway done! The last month is slow again though, because it is just a waiting game! Have fun with all the planning! I will tell you something that someone told me - make the most of this time because it is the only time in your life when you will be pregnant and not having to run around after another child. You can be that cute pregnant lady out shopping instead of the pregnant frazzled-looking mom chasing after her 2 year old in the grocery store!

Little House on Green said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :) Aren't cravings weird? One day it's delish, next day no way!

Hope you're feeling well, I'm at 13 weeks and the sickness is gone, yay!

Wearing Mascara said...

Awww can't wait for more updates!

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