Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sixteen Weeks

I've hit the four month mark. Whoa nelly! I know I say it every single week, but it's pretty crazy how quickly this pregnancy is flying by. I certainly don't feel 4 months pregnant, and it seems completely bonkers to think that I have only 5 & 1/2 months to go until we will be a family of four. I could swear it was just yesterday that I handed Will my positive pregnancy stick (with firm instructions NOT to remove the protector cap) and whispered to him, "Go take this to Daddy." Now, look how far we've come. We've got ourselves an avocado this week, which makes me very happy and kind of hungry for guacamole at the same time.

And here is the email from those suckers trying to confuse me about the gender. They've flopped back to calling the baby a "he" this week, which I hate to tell all of you out there hoping for a girl, is what I've been dreaming that I'm having. I don't know why, but something inside me has all of a sudden convinced myself that this is another boy. Every time I dream about the baby, it's a boy. I guess we'll find out come September!

How Your Baby is Growing:

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

Happy 1st week of August,

1 comment:

  1. As soon as I saw that avacado I was like....mmmm, guacamole sounds tasty. haha