Monday, April 17, 2006

And the winner is...

Um, no one, actually. No one guessed lemon? Well, here is the official 14-week update from BabyCenter.com:

Head to bottom, your baby's 3 1/2 inches long — about the length of a lemon — and weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. Her body's growing faster than her head, which now sits upon a more well-defined neck. By the end of this week, her arms will have lengthened and will be in proportion to the rest of her body. (Her legs still have some growing to do, though.) She's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair all over her body (called lanugo). Her liver starts secreting bile this week, a sign that it's already functioning properly, and her spleen starts contributing to the production of red blood cells. She's also producing and discharging urine into the amniotic fluid, a normal process that she'll keep up until birth. You still can't feel your baby's movements, but her hands and feet (which are now half an inch long) are more flexible and active. Thanks to brain impulses, her little facial muscles are getting a workout as she squints, frowns, and grimaces. She can grasp now, too, and she may be able to suck her thumb.

I am officially in the blessed 2nd trimester now. Thank goodness. Not only for the subsiding of the nausea, but also the chances of miscarriage go way down. So big cheer to Figgy for hanging in there! Only 26 more weeks to go!

5 comments:

miss kendra said...

hooray figgy!

26 weeks to go? that's not long at all!

Catherine said...

I can't believe I didn't pick lemon! Fie, fie on me.

A big WOOO! to Figgy, and to Figgy's Mommy and Daddy as well! ;)

Ellen Bloom said...

I've already started knitting a litte 'something' for the newcomer. It will be a he/she piece, with buttons on BOTH sides...a clever idea I've stolen from Sally Melville's color book. It's so much fun making LITTLE stuff!!! Congrads again.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

:) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

"Only 26 more weeks to go".

heeheeheeheeheee. I luv the uninitiated.

Gurl, the last 4 will be the LONGEST of your entire life!!!!

laurie said...

Sorry about the extra "h" I gave your name this a.m. ... pre-coffee, you know ;)

I miss you... yay for figgy! Or 'biscuit' as i have taken to calling your offspring.