Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 weeks

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. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over two inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

Well, this would be why I am feeling so sick off and on this week. It hit so hard last night and this morning that it surprised me. Abigail thought it would be fun to take a picture of a lime since that is how big the baby is. It's been so much fun sharing this pregnancy with the children. They are so excited to find out who this little one is. We're all trying to be patient.