Friday, September 5, 2008

12 weeks sends me an email every week that explains the baby's stage of development. Here is what this week's email said:

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

I'm just glad to hear that the baby's face now looks "unquestionably human"! :)


Cherie said...

I can't wait to see the next ultrasound pictures! I hope they make a video like they did for Gabriel and Nathan. :)

Whitney said...

I get those e-mails too and read books each week. It's amazing at the changes that come with each day!

Cat said...

I was more excited about the urine being excreted!