Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Our Pumpkin is a Raspberry (8 weeks)

Week 8: Raspberry
Average size: .63 in, .04 oz

Your baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

How your baby's growing:

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

**I am grateful for
1) 8 weeks!
2) evening, I am so tired
3) two days and Spring Break is here!
4) did I mention evening, I am so tired!
5) a quiet weekend ahead


Josie said...

8 Weeks!?!?!? WoW! Way to go Kahla! I seems like jsut yesterday that you were waiting for week 6 to roll around! Congrats!
Being busy does help the time go faster.

Anonymous said...

Wow--Operation Pumpkin is well underway! I think it sounds like a great sign that you are so wiped out because Pumpkin must be very busily taking all your energy with all his/her wonderful growing!!! Hang in there because Friday and Spring Break are coming!

Your posts to Chase were so moving and his cake was GORGEOUS! Seriously! Gorgeous! Your wonderful kiddo rang in his 4th birthday with a wonderful birthday party and so much love!

As for the Raspberry sized pumpkin--this is just so wonderfully and awesomely exciting!