Friday, July 3, 2009

Dear Baby, You have such a neat family heritage...

13 weeks

We had another OB appointment this week, and you are looking good! Your heartbeat was 160bpm, and we counted all ten of your fingers! You were being a bit modest so we didn’t get any more indications of whether you’ll be our son or our daughter, but maybe we’ll know more next time! Daddy and I were talking about how we aren’t as anxious to know as we thought we would be; perhaps because we really don’t care at all—either will be just what we wanted!

Your great-Grandaddy went home this week. You are his 28th great-grandchild. What a family you have! I will tell you all about him, your Mammaw, your Pop-Pop, and your Granny Bozeman and Granny Fleming one day. Such a heritage you have!

This weekend we’ll be with your Zanowiak family to celebrate the 4th. A good time will be had by all. You’ll get to have ribs at Aunt Donna’s, and let me tell you, they are a treat!

Here’s what you were up to this week:

Up until this point, your head has been the largest part of your body, but that is beginning to change. Your head is now only about 1/3 of your total body. Unique fingerprints are now located on the tips of your fingers. The kidney and urinary tract are completely functional which allows the amniotic fluid you have been swallowing to be excreted. Covering your skin is a fine, soft hair called lanugo.

You are almost 3¾ inches long and weigh 1¼ ounces.

These were my prayers for you this week:

That you will leave unique fingerprints on everything you touch, that your kidneys and urinary tract will function normally throughout your life, and that you will know stories of your ancestors and be proud of your family heritage.



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