Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby Update & Weekend

I think maybe I should get Tim to blog more often. He's popular among the readers, I see ;)

Nothing much going on here. I am just studying constantly for the bar exam next week. Yikes! I can't believe it is next week and I really do not feel prepared. I hope I feel better by next Wednesday. We spent the weekend not doing much except studying. I had my PC III exam on Friday morning. I should find out this Friday whether I am certified to graduate (i.e., whether I passed). Hopefully there won't be a problem!

I am going to start doing some belly pictures. I want to apologize in advance to Nancy (my stepmom) who thinks these are weird and I told her I probably wouldn't do them! When I get much bigger, I'll probably do them with my shirt over my stomach so it doesn't gross y'all out :) Today I'm going to show you the first one I took and the one from this Sunday so you can see the difference.

June 2, the day I found out I was pregnant. I was 7 weeks 2 days at this point

This past Sunday, July 19. I was exactly 14 weeks. (Excuse the no makeup, tired look. I was about to go to bed)
Also, a little update on Baby T this week:

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a wonderful week!


Bobbi Janay said...

Good Luck with the bar.

michelle k said...

I LOVE belly pics!! I've taken a few, but really haven't published. I should, huh?? You look fab!

cspurlock said...

I did belly pics as well. When we have our GTG over at Central Market in mid-Aug, I'll bring C's baby book. You'll like flipping through it. It helps me remember everything that happened.

Bethany Thompson said...

I looooove belly pics! Both of my cousins did them and they always looked adorable! You look precious!!

Good luck with the bar exam!!

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