Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's a good thing I like onions...

Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

I had no idea that finger prints were actually formed by the baby waving its hands around in the amniotic fluid. Learn something new every day.

According to my pregnancy go-to guide, Ma.yo Cl.inic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, I should start feeling little flutters in the next few weeks. I guess that's my new goal, and I won't rest easy until I feel something. But then, I might not feel anything and that doesn't mean things aren't going well.

My book also said that baby will grow alot in the next 3 weeks, so I guess that means belly will be growing to keep up with it:-) I can't wait!

Not much else to report. It's kind of boring right now. McBaby is the first thing I think about in the morning, and the last thing I think about at night, so hopefully those good thoughts and vibes are being passed on to him/her.


Hippie Family... said...

give it at least 2 to 3 wks for the feelings, but I am sure you are more intune to whats going on. It's just flutters, like gas or bubbles at first... this is when it's all cute and fun. no foot in rib action :D
I didn't know that about the fingerprints! That's awesome!
and also, you should start feeling a lot better in the next few weeks too.
also, do you have state farm? they sent me that book when I called them and told them we were expecting and what changes we neede to make.

Rebekah said...

What's that smell?? LOL! (I find myself amusing, okay?) Glad to hear your little onion is doing well. I didn't know that about fingerprints either!