Sunday, April 10, 2011

13 Weeks

oops! I totally missed the update last week and didn't even take a pic of the belly bump... oh well not much has changed on the outside ha! :)

anyways, for the updates: short and sweet!

Week 13: March 27- April 2



We had our ultra-screening on March 28th-- When I first went in she couldn't find the baby bc it was SO low so she had me use the restroom and then found the little one right away-- still very low.  The baby measured 6cm's and had a heart rate of 163.  She also noted that the baby had a pointed nose bone, indicating the chance for down's syndrome was lowered.  All tests and blood work were sent off and she said no news is good news- we have heard nothing. :)  I begged to have her look for the sex but she refused.  She said it was too early- not to mention that we could only see the baby's profile and the umbilical chord was stuffed between the legs.  The baby was moving its legs and swinging its arms up by its face.  K asked if it was sucking its thumb and she said not yet probably just bringing the arms up by the head. The little pumpkin was also bouncing up and down thrusting its belly up into the air.  It was so neat the little one moving! 

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The baby in week 13:
What's up with your baby? Well, besides being as large as a peach now, that big old noggin of hers is now about half the size of her crown-to-rump length (that’s one reason why your little peach looks more like an alien from outer space at this point). By the time you give birth, her body will catch up, measuring three-quarters of her total size. What else is going on in there? Tiny bones are beginning to form in her arms and legs, the intestines are beginning to move from the umbilical cord to the abdomen, and the vocal cords are well under construction (the first step toward saying, "I love you, Mommy!"). And because she can move her arms and legs in a jerky fashion, she may be able to get her thumb into her mouth (a habit that may come in handy for self-soothing when she’s a newborn).

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