Saturday, November 17, 2007

Good thing I love grapes!

The only word I can use to describe how I feel this week is TIRED! I am extremely tired and all I want to do is sleep. It's hard work growing a baby and taking care of your family. Boy oh boy! My first appointment with the midwife is on Monday. I am super excited! Next week I will be in the double digits! My mom called me last night to ask me how her granddaughterS are doing. She is 100% convinced I am having another girl. We'll see... tells me:
Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She's starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they'll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby's heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. Your baby's organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby's basic physiology is in place, she's poised for rapid weight gain.


Anonymous said...

Why does your mother think it is another girl. I am praying for a boy so you can have one of each. But we know that we don't control that. Healthy baby is the most important...I know that this baby will be healthy, so we have that much of our wish granted.

Emilie said...

It's hard work growing a baby and taking care of your family. Boy, isn't that true?! Hang in there - I feel a lot more energetic now that I'm in the second trimester, and I'm sure you will, too.

Missy said...

Kristine, is everything okay? It's not like you to go so long in between posts. Where are you? :)