Thursday, December 20, 2007

14 weeks-12/20/2007

I email this to Jenn each Thursday, and thought I'd share it with all of you...we find it interesting!

Your Week 14 Blueberry Update:

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Today is Thursday December 20th 2007.

You conceived on Thursday September 27th 2007
and your due date is Thursday June 19th 2008.

84 days have passed since the conception,
and you are 182 days before your due date.

You are 14 weeks into your pregnancy,
and you have 26 weeks to go.

You are in the 2nd trimester.

32% of your pregnancy has passed, there is 68% left to go.

About Blueberry:
How your baby's growing:
This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown,
grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain
impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny
features form one expression after another. His kidneys are
producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around
him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too,
and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch
him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to
bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of
a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing
faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct
neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to
a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body.
(His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting
to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo,
all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this
week — a sign that it's doing its job right— and his spleen
starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you
can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little
pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch
long) are more flexible and active.


Anonymous said...

How did you come up with the name "Blueberry"?

Heidi said...

One week that was how big the baby was while growing inside of me...and that just kinda stuck!

Anonymous said...

In late term when "Blueberry" is the size of a "rock" AND because I'm an avid "CV" football fan...maybe you could name him "Roc"? Great name for a football player?

Heidi said...

Do we know you? Is CV Conestoga Valley?

Anonymous said...

Conestoga Valley is correct.