Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dear Baby 2, Your cousins came for a visit, and we got some input on names...

Another uneventful week!  Your cousins came for a visit, and Alyssa was especially interested in you.  She would sweetly ask, "So how's the baby?" and wanted to know what names we like.  I'm into family names, and the ones we like so far are:  Allie, Sarah Kate, Mary Kate, and just plain Kate for girls, and Graham, Luke, and Drew for boys.  Alyssa's favorites were Allie and Luke.

Here's what you're up to this week (11 weeks):

You are just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig.  You are almost fully formed. Your hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under your gums, and some of your bones are beginning to harden.

You're already busy kicking and stretching, and your tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as your body grows and becomes more developed and functional.

These were my prayers for you this week:

That you will have a sweet relationship with your cousins.  Many of them will be quite a bit older than you; I hope you adore them.  I remember being especially obsessed with my Benton cousins; may you have a healthy obsession with your older cousins.  Many will be quite close to you in age, too.  May you tell plenty of secrets, play together lots, and look forward to seeing each other.


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