Baby Hager

January 8, 2008

18 weeks!

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How your baby’s growing:

Head to bottom, your baby is approximately 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and she weighs almost 7 ounces. She’s busy flexing her arms and legs — movements that you’ll likely start noticing more and more. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin and her ears are now in position and stand out from her head. Myelin (a protective covering) is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she’s born. If you’re having a girl, her uterus and Fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If your baby is a boy, his genitals are noticeable, though he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

November 18, 2007

Grandma and Grandpa Wise know!!

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We got to Round Rock this afternoon. We quickly changed Noah into his “Big Brother” t-shirt. He ran around and played in the living room with Mom, Dad and Grandma. After about 15 minutes, Grandma finally noticed what Noah’s shirt said! She said, “Oh, really?!?!”. We confirmed it and she was very excited!!! It was so fun to get to tell her in person!!!

November 6, 2007

9 weeks!

Filed under: # of Weeks, Uncategorized — chager @ 4:09 pm

How your baby’s growing:

Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She’s starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they’ll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby’s heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic “tail” is completely gone. Your baby’s organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won’t be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won’t open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby’s basic physiology is in place, she’s poised for rapid weight gain.

I love how Pookie is compared to some kind of food each week… a lentil bean, a blueberry, a kidney bean and now a grape!!! That always makes me giggle.

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