Monday, April 20, 2009

12 Weeks

We are nearing the end of the first trimester.  This week we go for our 2nd ultrasound.  It is too early to find out the gender....not that we know yet whether or not we are going to find out.  :)  My belly is starting to grow.  It is possible that some of the pooch could be left over from Ryan but I am just going to say it is B2.  Plus, I am so short that it has no where to go but out.  I don't think I looked this pregnant until MUCH later with Ryan.  We are starting belly pictures this week!  My goal is to wear the same thing every week so we can really see the growth.  

With my regular clothes on the belly is still not noticeable...

Here is how B2 is growing this week.  

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 (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

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