Monday, October 1, 2012
Week 12- Last week left in the 1st trimester!
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.
I am pretty excited this is the last week of the first trimester. I am looking forward to getting my energy back and just enjoying the honeymoon trimester.
We are getting ready to celebrate Luca's 2nd Birthday this Saturday. I can't believe my baby is going to be 2.
He is such a great boy and he amazes me every day. We turned his car seat around facing forward and he couldn't be happier. He is excited to get in his "cool car seat!".
He is in love with Caillou so I asked him what kind of birthday he wants and he says "Caillou Birthday!". So that is what he is getting!