Watch Me Grow!!
At Ten Weeks
How our baby's growing: Our baby weighs just a fraction of an ounce but he or she is poised for rapid weight gain now that the basic cell structure is in place. Baby's also starting to look more human. All the body parts are now there--including arms, legs, eyes, genitals, and other organs--though they're not yet fully formed.
At Thirteen Weeks
How our baby's growing: Our baby's face is beginning to look more human. The eyes, which started out on the sides of her head, have moved closer together on her face, and her ears are near their normal position. This is the beginning of the fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs that have already formed in your baby's body rapidly grow and mature. The baby's intestines, which initially develop in a large swelling in the umbilical cord, will start to move into the fetal abdominal cavity about now.
At Fifteen Weeks
At Fifteen Weeks... Profile!
How our baby's growing: The big news this week is hair. Our baby is growing lots of it now--on his or her head, eyebrows, and all over its body. In fact, the baby is covered in an ultrafine down, called lanugo, that usually disappears before birth. Some of our baby's muscles are starting to work now too. This week our little one can grasp, squint, frown, and grimace. Our angel may even be able to sucking its thumb!! *smiles*
At Eighteen Weeks
How our baby's growing: Things are really moving into place now. This week, our baby's eyes look forward instead of to the side, and his/her ears are in — or nearly in — their final spot on the sides of its head. Our little one's skeleton is still mostly rubbery cartilage, but it's about to start hardening into bone. As for size, our angel has grown to approximately 5 1/2 inches long — about the size of a pickle — and weighs about 7 ounces.
At Thirty Weeks
It's A Girl!!
Magdalene Therese Jaramillo!!
How our baby's growing: Our little girl now weighs about 3 pounds and is about 17 inches long from head to toe! The brain is growing rapidly, and the head is getting longer to accommodate it. Her fingernails are fully formed and her fat layers of skin are well developed. The baby's lungs and digestive tract are also nearly mature! She is very responsive to light (as well as cold.. She did NOT like that freezing gel! Trust me!!) We have approximately ten weeks left until our expected due date.. yet Maggie is already head down and ready to go.. Mommy is experiencing lots of healthy kicks, squirms, & wiggles. We ALL cannot wait!! *smiles*