Tuesday, March 9, 2010

13 Weeks!

13 weeks! I'm slowly but surely starting to feel better. Still tired, but that may be the work schedule I have right now, just as much as the pregnancy. Food aversions, thankfully, seem to be going away!

This week, baby is the size of a Nutter Butter (Mmmm....):

And looks like a real baby! (With an old man face!)

Baking Baby Blakely

"Your baby can make a fist and even suck his or her thumb this week—both skills that are ├╝ber-cute during infancy ... and not so much at the age of 9. If you're really lucky, you might catch a glimpse of baby's thumb sucking on an ultrasound photo. That's a framer!

Other exciting developments include:

Your baby's eyelids are fused shut to protect his eyes as they develop. His bones and skull are solidifying and soon itsy-bitsy ribs may appear. (Baby ribs! How cute is that?!) Baby's intestines are finally right where you want them—in his or her belly instead of poking out into the umbilical cord. Baby's tooth sockets are all loaded and ready to pop out baby teeth six or seven months after baby is born (causing baby a lot of pain and you a lot of lost sleep).

Who's that singing? Elton John? Could be your baby: His vocal cords and larynx are completed now.

Your baby-to-be now weighs about 20 grams and is nearly 3 inches long, or about the size of a Nutter Butter, covered in chocolate. OK, it doesn't have to be covered in chocolate, but isn't everything better that way?"

We're really looking forward to seeing Baby Blakely this afternoon-- we have our NT Scan today and we're so excited to see our baby look like a baby, instead of a gummy bear! I plan on drinking something sugary before we go so that we'll (hopefully) see some movement. Pictures (& possibly a video) to follow tonight.

3 comments:

  1. Hooray for 13 weeks! I hope today's NT scan goes well. I can't wait to see pictures (and possibly a video).

    Oh, and yes... everything IS better covered in chocolate! :)

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  2. Congrats on week 13! I'm glad you're starting to feel better. I'm sure the NT will go wonderfully and I have to agree, chocolate covered peanut butter is the best invention ever!

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  3. Good luck for the NT scan! By the way, don't have too much sugary stuff as if bubs is moving TOO much it is harder for them to get all the measurements they need!

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