Friday, February 03, 2006

Since I'm on vacation, I'm copy and pasting the info from BabyCenter here this week! My BIL, Dan, guessed the fruit of the week on Sunday! I don't know how, but he did! :-)

How your baby's growing: Head to bottom, your baby's 3 1/2 inches long — about the length of a lemon — and weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. Her body's growing faster than her head, which now sits upon a more well-defined neck. By the end of this week, her arms will have lengthened and will be in proportion to the rest of her body. (Her legs still have some growing to do, though.) She's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair all over her body (called lanugo). Her liver starts secreting bile this week, a sign that it's already functioning properly, and her spleen starts contributing to the production of red blood cells. She's also producing and discharging urine into the amniotic fluid, a normal process that she'll keep up until birth. You still can't feel your baby's movements, but her hands and feet (which are now half an inch long) are more flexible and active. Thanks to brain impulses, her little facial muscles are getting a workout as she squints, frowns, and grimaces. (Like any child of mine will need practice making faces! HA!) She can grasp now, too, and she may be able to suck her thumb.

When we were in San Diego I was a little tired but, for the most part, did a lot better than I did the weekend of derby with all of that excitement and the long days. I forgot my Unisom and B6 on Sunday night and Monday morning there was no gagging...nothing even close! So that gives me high hopes for next week when I stop the Unisom and start back on my prenatal vitamins! YAY! My energy level has also changed a lot. Didn't even sleep all the way home on the 5.5 hour car ride back to Phoenix. I felt like a nap yesterday, but it passed quickly and I didn't really need it! I'm hoping the next three months will be a breeze...and I can't wait until March 22!

OH! We got the baby two little gifts, one at Sea World and one at the San Diego Zoo. We got him/her a blue and yellow pastel colored Shamu at Sea World that has the crunchy stuff in it (my fave!) and a giraffe blanket thing at the zoo! The start to our theme...Noah's Ark! Well, I'm pretty sure that's the theme we're doing!

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