Saturday, October 22, 2011

10 Weeks Today!

How our baby's g r o w i n g!!...

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, our baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development.

(YAY!!!!!!)


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 our pregnancy.
If we could take a peek inside the womb, we'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:   Our baby's limbs can bend now!!

(YAY again!!!)

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. Our 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, our baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.  WOW!!!




7 comments:

  1. What a joy - I found these first weeks to be TO exciting and nervous.Sincerely hoping for the very best in your pregnancy.

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  2. 10 weeks is so wonderful! Grow baby Grow.

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  3. They start getting bigger really quickly. When do you get a scan and see pics?

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  4. I'm late on this news, so now you are 11 weeks, one more week and you're in second trimester. Does it feel real yet?

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  5. This is such wonderful news, of course we're late seeing this post so you're closer to 12 weeks now... wishing you the absolute best!!!!! Hoping and praying that you have a boring text book pregnancy!

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