Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BABY LOWRY 


Our little embryo has a more human-like appearance this week. His head is more rounded, and his fingers and toes are lengthened and differentiated. While his digits are still webbed, his little tadpole tail is gone. At about 28 mm long, he is the size of a small raspberry. Amniotic fluid increases by two tablespoons per week to accommodate him, as he's growing by a millimetre each day, and not just in length – his arms, torso and legs are all gradually stretching and straightening out. As he develops, he’s making his first movements – tiny arm twitches that are imperceptible to me and will be for a while. His major organs are in place and his heart is beating strong – about twice as fast as mine. Those little eyes are still open, but very thin eyelids are now forming, while the inner and outer ears and the tip of his soon-to-be button nose are all taking shape.


I found this amazing website that allows me to know what is happening to my body as well as our baby week-by-week. It's called "Canadian Parents" I love it. This week it is the size of a Raspberry! Oh how the time flies. Our little creation is growing up so fast! tehe.

I still can't believe that I only have just 5 more weeks until I am in the 2nd Trimester! Wowzers! So soon! And I am so thankful that I am not one of those pregnant women that can't even get out of bed because their 'morning sickness' is so bad. I still haven't been feeling sick at all. The only thing that makes me queazy is meat. Mainly beef. Let's just hope it lasts :)

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