Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dear Baby 2, A weekend home and the Super Bowl...

We had a nice weekend at home!  We took your brother to gym on Saturday, then watched the Super Bowl with friends on Sunday.  They have a little boy your brother's age and have a baby due in April so hopefully you will be playmates, too!  Oh, how I pray you have good friends growing up; it's so important.  Daddy and I told our co-workers about you on Friday so the word is officially out.  My belly is starting to come out, too, so it's a good thing we broke the news!

Here's what you're up to this week (14 weeks):
From head to bottom, you measure 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and you weigh 1 1/2 ounces.  This week's big developments: you can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck your thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, your facial muscles are getting a workout as your tiny features form one expression after another. Your kidneys are producing urine, which you release into the amniotic fluid around you — a process you'll keep up until birth.

Your body's growing faster than your head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, your arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of your body. (Your legs still have some lengthening to do.) You're starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over your body. Your liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and your spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells.

These were my prayers for you:

That you'll stay in the oven until 37 weeks.  I am really hoping/praying that we can avoid the preemie route this time and have a full term baby.  That you'll have a good circle of friends.


1 comment:

  1. BABY 2! YEAH! Congrats! I am so happy for you! Get rest!!!