What the Fetus? Yeah, I signed up for babycenter.com and now I am getting weekly emails on the development of our fetus. Cuz I haven't been through this before?! Anyhow, here's peanut at 6 weeks, which is what I am guessing I am at:
And here's what else I learned:
The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.
So, for now I guess we are having a boy named "Lenny." This is still weird to wrap my brain around, but I find myself resigned to the truth of the matter. Is that progress? The picture creeps me out a bit.
I took all four of my kids to Red Robin at the mall tonight . . . by myself. I made them all tell me that I was the best mom EVER before we even attempted the feat. I was impressed and proud with how well we handled the situation. The kids were really good, and as we were walking to the car we all held hands. How Hallmark card are we? Caylee said, "Imgaine how big our chain would be if Dad were holding my hand right here" (she was on the end), and I said, "Imagine if Dad were on the end and I was holding the baby in my arms." The kids' mouths dropped opened at the imagined image, and I kinda had a visual of what life will be like in the spring. However, I probably won't be going out in public with a 5:1 ratio for a while; I'll have to work up to that. Anyway, I'm off to bed; starting to feel gross is becoming standard as I stay up too late. Have a happy Sunday :)