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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Week 12 is almost here

Week 12 is here and even though the real end to the first trimester is week 15, this feels like a pretty good milestone. There isn't really anything earth shattering happening right now other than Kim being sick all the time but it comes and goes and we're just hoping that the books are right and the second trimester is better on the nausea. We've taken some initial photos of Kim just to sort of track the "bump" progress but she isn't showing just yet so those photos will be a good baseline when she does start to show. We have an appointment next Tuesday so we'll possibly have some new ultrasound images but until then....we're sticking with the fruit comparison. And as usual, here is a rundown of little bit and what is going on inside Mommy:

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.

This is just the neatest thing ever...Our little baby that we've never met is busy carrying on inside of Kim and is becoming the little one that we'll see in March. That is just awesome!

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