Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Week 12 Update

So today was an average day, work was busy and productive. This evening Joe worked in the backyard, he is now plotting out the beds in the back corners of the yard. He is wanting to get some crate myrtles planted pretty soon so they will have time to get rooted before it freezes this winter. He is almost finished with planting the mondo grass in between the stones and it is looking great! After dinner Joe and I just vegged out on the couch and relaxed. Tomorrow at work out team is going to Texas Land and Cattle to celebrate some birthdays and I am really looking forward to a big salad and a steak!!!
Here is our week 12 update on the baby and a picture of what he/she might look like right now.
How your baby's growing: Your baby's hit the 2-inch mark (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce. Her/His face is beginning to look more human. Her/His eyes, which started out on the sides of her/his head, have moved closer together on her/his face, and her/his ears are near their final positions on the sides of her/his head. Your baby's intestines, which have grown so rapidly that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into her/his abdominal cavity about now. Her/His kidneys are secreting urine into her/his bladder. The fetus’s urinary tract is on line, and the fingernails are growing. A big portion of the amniotic fluid from this point on will be baby urine. Her/His nerve cells have been multiplying rapidly, and synapses (neurological pathways in the brain) are forming. Your baby may have acquired more reflexes by now, including sucking, and she/he will even squirm if you prod your abdomen, though you still won't be able to feel her/his movement for several weeks. The high-risk period for birth defects ends this week. Vocal chords are complete, and the child can and does sometimes cry (silently).

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