Wednesday, June 3, 2009

17 Weeks

AlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers

(did you notice that I've started using different tickers each time? It's kinda fun finding new tickers! This particular site has a whole bunch of cool icons--babywearing, carseats, finger signs, zodiac...oh yeah, and did you notice the brilliant use of leopard print?! ☺ )

Don't be too shocked but... your baby is EVEN bigger than it was last week, not to mention getting cuter, and smarter every day! As you’ve come to expect, there’s no shortage of growth and development this week: your fantastic little bean stalk has added yet another half inch to their overall height-- making them nearly half a foot long! Their little limbs have reached (or are within one week of) their relative proportions, and will continue to grow evenly with the rest of the body after this week. Reactive listening has begun for your baby, even though their ears are not yet structurally complete or fully functional. Meanwhile, different parts of their astonishingly complex brain are developing to process your little one’s hearing and other senses, (you know, sight, smell, taste and touch). Mind boggling factoid of the week: if you’re having going to have a little girl, her ovaries have already produced millions of primordial egg cells, which, within a few weeks, will develop into actual eggs!

I can't post a picture this time because we're still on the road, BUT I will try to get one soon, along with updating you on all the other fun stuff that's going on!


Mallory said...

I can only say congratulations about a bazillion times! I'm glad the wild thing keeps on sticking. I hope you get all moved and settled in without too much stress.

Terresa said...

The different baby tickers are really cool. Congrats to you & I hope all is well in your world.

I just attended my sister's home birth today...I was honored to be a doula. It was amazing. Beautiful birth, beautiful baby. While I dig birthing, there's also nothing like being on the "other side" -- what a miracle life is!!

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