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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Week 14

Our little one has gone from the size of a poppy seed at week 2 or 3 to the size of a large lemon at 14 weeks. That is pretty amazing. Kimmy is feeling a shade better lately with nausea not being an all the time kind of thing and more of a here and there deal. Kim and Aunt Celeste went shopping today and they found a pretty sweet crib. If I can find a pic, I'll post it. They also did a little maternity wear shopping today too because Kim's normal clothes are starting to tighten up a little which is exciting. I need to post photos of her from week 8-ish versus this week. The difference isn't amazing but you can start to see a bump forming. Right now, the UGA/Bama game is going and we're trying to come back from an absolute thrashing so my mind is a little scattered....I'll leave you with the goings on at 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.

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