Monday, August 4, 2008

happy 10 weeks!

Cletus is officially 10 weeks today! You can take a peek over there on the left to see what he or she might look like about now. Looking less alien-like and more baby-like every day! :)

Baby development:
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.If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.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.

Today's FAQ:
Will you and Joey find out the baby's gender?
Heck yes we'll find out!! Those of you who know me should know I'm wayyyyy too much of a planner not to find out. No yellow or green nursery for us! It's going to be blue or pink... or maybe orange? (I'm completely convinced Cletus is a she, I will be shocked (and equally overjoyed) if it's a boy). Joey's a little apprehensive of having a girl - he did agree not to send it back if it was a girl though, progress at least! So those of you with girls (other than my parents, you don't count!) should leave Joey a note and tell him why a girl wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

Leave us a comment if you're reading, we're excited that you found us! :)

3 comments:

  1. tell joey he can babysit and find himself some reasons girls are way cooler than boys (not that i'm sending asher back anytime ever :D).
    remind him girls make his world go round :)

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  2. OK, I have to know who made your cool banner! I LOVE IT!

    I think Cletus is a boy...you can kick me later. :o)

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  3. HI!!!! Oh my gosh! I had no idea you were expecting!! That is SO wonderful! Congratulations to you both!

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