Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bye Bye First Trimester!

Your Baby: Week 13
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)
All twenty teeth have formed and are waiting (Teething is yet to come!). Your baby approximately weighs in at 1 ounce (28.3 grams). Consider that the placenta weighs about an ounce now as well.
Your baby's intestines are migrating from the umbilical cord into his or her abdomen. The villi are also forming in the intestines, these help in peristaltic movements and digestion. The pancreas of your little one is even secreting insulin! Meconium, the baby's first stool, is developing.
Wow, we are finally past the "danger zone". However, with multiples technically until they are born it is all a danger zone.
Our local Toys R Us is now going to be a combo Toys and Baby's R Us! Seems kinda silly to get excited, but now I don't have to drive as far to go endlessly walk around. I went in yesterday to see just what they had done (i didn't even know until I went to the craft store next door). Anyway, they had a boppy pillow that had a little pea pod with three little heads in it. It was so freaking cute.
I also bought a scrapbook so that I can start documenting the pregnancy. Yes, I have the blog, but I want something tangible for the babies. And something that I can safely store all of their ultrasound pictures and things of theirs.

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