Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Week 14...26 To Go :)

So I was talking to someone the other day and they were like "I'm sure you don't have time to read all about what our baby is doing in your belly, and how it is developing because you are chasing around a little one this time!". And to that I say...of coarse I have time, and to me, that is my favorite part and what got me through Joey's pregnancy.  I love looking at Baby Center and see what is growing next!  Each Sunday night, Johnny and I take turns reading out of a book that my friend Akirb gave us.  It talks about your pregnancy week by week regarding baby development, mom nutrition, and it even gives dad tips like.....rub your wife's back today, it probably hurts :)  So long story short, I am still facinated at what the Lord is forming inside my womb.  It is amazing to me that he already knows what it will look like inside and out, and what kind of person it will become regardless of what Johnny and I do to get in the way of God's plan for SS#2 or how we help move His plan along.  Can you tell I'm all worked up and STOKED????  On with the belly pics and the news for the week.....

Here I am with Joey.  I feel like in this one you could really start to tell I was preggo!!  I loved taking this picture at the time, it was all becoming more real to me!

Here I am save week with Stout Seed # 2.  No need to convince myself this time, I definitely look and feel preggo :)

How your baby's growing (Week 14):

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

1 comment:

Holly (me.) said...

Despite the purposeful inactivity of my own womb these days, the wonder of pregnancy and the development of new life never fails to amaze me. What a blessing!