Monday, September 8, 2008

Week Twelve

This week, baby is officially the size of a plum. I have my second Dr.'s appointment on Wednesday morning, but I think it is going to be a pretty short visit. She asked us to come up with a list of questions about the pregnancy so she can answer them, and Ben and I have been beating our heads trying to come up with intelligent quesitons. So far, all I have is:

1. Will my feet grow? I've heard some people's do, and I don't want to spend $200 on a cute new pair of boots if they won't fit in a few months.

2. Can I really not sleep on my back now? Because I really, really like to sleep on my back.

That is it. I wonder if my Doctor will be worried about my abilities to be a parent since my biggest concerns run towards fashion and napping, but we'll see if I can come up with some other intelligent questions in the meantime.

For a more scientific outline of what baby is up to this week, see BabyCenter's update: 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.Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be.

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