August 25, 2009

12 weeks

**Picture to be added later. Daddy the photographer has been super busy this week.**

What's Happening with Peanut?
  • Peanut has started to develop reflexes.
  • His/Her fingers are opening, toes are curling, and that tiny mouth is making sucking motions
  • Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in Peanut's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be.
  • From crown to rump, Peanut is just over 2 inches long and weighs half an ounce.

What's Happening with Mama?

  • Sickness: None. (Keeping fingers crossed it stays that way)
  • Weight gain: 4 pounds
  • Mood swings: Still hanging around, although nearly as severe as last week. It is amazing what a good nigh's sleep will do for one's mood.
  • Food cravings: Mashed potatoes and creamed spinach
  • Sleep: I slept better during the night this week, and did not have take more than a 30 minute nap on Sudnay.

What's happening with Daddy?

  • Daddy is close to completing the State Patrol office he has been working on for over a year. The school that he is building is slowly making progress.
  • Daddy has done a great job of helping Mama with the household chores - even going so far as to fold several loads of laundry and shampoo the carpets.

Next week, Mama and Daddy will go back to the doctor for a check up and hopefully will get to hear Peanut's heartbeat on the doppler.

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