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Monday, July 20, 2009

10 weeks

Baby Bean is 10 weeks old today!!! hooray! only 2 more weeks till i'm out of this dreaded 1st trimester. i'm very ready. the 2nd trimester is the best & most enjoyable. i'm ready to feel all the kicking & moving, & we're really looking forward to finding out the sex of the baby in mid September!!! i get so excited thinking about this baby. i can't wait to hold him/her & see how much he/she does or doesn't look like Jack!!! Jack is getting to be so big, so i'm excited about having a tiny baby around the house again! yay! here is what baby bean is up to this week:

i'm basically just copy/paste this info from babycenter.com its way easier than typing it all out!!!

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.

In other developments:
*Your baby's limbs can bend now.
*His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body.
*The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord.
*Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body.
*From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

sweet little bean: praise the Lord for all the growth you've done up till now! we're praying that you continue to grow & develop into a healthy & thriving little baby! we can't wait to meet you! we love you so much!!! love: mommy, daddy & jack!


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