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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

11 Weeks - Just plum cute!

Baby:
  • Is the size of a small lemon or large lime. With a twist! Yeah, we’re done with the bean and nut comparisons and have moved onto fruit. Next stop, small household appliances!
  • Is officially a fetus, and is downright human-baby looking with non-webbed fingers and toes, although s/he needs a lot more cooking and fattening up.
  • Is moving and kicking and dancing and even hiccuping, although I won’t be able to feel the acrobatics for a few more weeks (sometime between weeks 16 and 20).
Me:
  • Please, it’s just all more of the same. The pregnancy books are all yapping about how much better and less sick/exhausted/crabby I should be feeling by now, and I spent a very productive morning hurling several particularly annoying tomes at the wall.

Maybe you’ve noticed… your baby is a super-duper grower! Your lil' fetus will be gaining a substantial amount of weight this week and has already achieved fruit-size-status. What's more, your little scientist is already starting to explore their body, focusing most intently on touching their head, and especially their face and mouth. Their mouth in particular will provide them with hours of entertainment. This happens not only because your baby is gaining coordination, and is therefore able to move a hand on command, but also because their palms have gained sensation and can actually “feel” what it touches.They're also developing their swallow reflex this week. And lastly, your baby's smelling and other olfactory senses will begin developing this week, which when combined with the maturing taste buds, will provide your baby with their first experiences of taste and smell.


Weekly Belly Shot


11 Weeks
I'm growing little by little!

1 comment:

juillet said...

That last paragraph- this is gonna sound weird, but- just sounds so beautiful, and oh so cute and makes me want to cry in joy. i don't have any children.