Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bring on the food parade!!!

Today we are 12 weeks pregnant...can you say "COOL!!!!"

This is how our baby's growing...

The most dramatic development this week:  REFLEXES!!!

Our baby's fingers will begin to open and close -- toes will curl, eyes will clench, and his/her mouth will make sucking movements.  In fact, if we prodded our surrogate's abdomen, our baby will squirm in response, though she wouldn't be able to feel it.  The intestines, which have grown so fast they protrude in to the umbilical cord, will start to move in to the abdominal cavity now, and the kidneys will begin to start excreting urine in to the bladder.

Meanwhile!  Nerve cells are beginning to multiplying rapidly, and in our beautiful baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously.  His/Her face looks unquestionably human; the eyes have moved from the side to the front of the head; and his/her ears are exactly where they should be.  From crown to rump, our baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs a half an ounce!  WE LOVE LIMES!....

...but it won't be long until this baby is the size of other foods such as a medium shrimp, a lemon, an apple, avocado, a large heirloom tomato, a bell pepper, and the length of a banana...

We can't wait for the food parade.
Bring on the buffet!  :-)


  1. That's right!! Before you know it, it'll be watermelon! Enjoy the food parade! :) I'm thrilled for you guys!

  2. This is moving along quickly. It won't be long before you're yelling up the stairs telling him to "turn down that damn stereo"!
    Congratulations on you little lime.
    Your Friend, m.

  3. This is AWESOME! Another milestone-- let the weeks fly by!!!

  4. YAY! 12 weeks! You guys are sooo cute!