Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Week 10

What's Baby S up to?
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.

About me:
I have had a pretty good week. I thought my nauseous was over but I seem to get it in the afternoon. All and all I have no complaints. Still tired, but still keeping up with my little Luca. He is so funny and just amazes me every day.  He is pretty smart and talks up a storm.  His new thing is he loves to wash the dishes, "cook" with mamma, and clean the windows.  I give him a spray bottle with water and he washes the windows. Too cute. We are getting ready for his 2nd Birthday. I can't believe it! He wants a Caillou Birthday.  He is in love with Caillou.  We watch Caillou, read Caillou, and sing happy birthday to Caillou. 

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