Monday, October 13, 2008

11 week Update

11 week old baby in the womb - not mine, but an example of the development!

I have noticed… my baby is a super-duper grower! Our lil' fetus will be gaining a substantial amount of weight this week and has already achieved fruit-size-status comparable to a plum. What's more, our little scientist is already starting to explore his/her body, focusing most intently on touching the head, and especially the face and mouth. The mouth in particular will provide him/her with hours of entertainment. This happens not only because our baby is gaining coordination, and is therefore able to move a hand on command, but also because their palms have gained sensation and can actually “feel” what it touches.They're also developing their swallow reflex this week. And lastly, our baby's smelling and other olfactory senses will begin developing this week, which when combined with the maturing taste buds, will provide our baby with their first experiences of taste and smell.

How Mom is Doing...
I am feeling great most of the time. I still have the battle with nausea every now and then, but it's no where near as bad as it was in the beginning. God has really blessed me. I have heard it could be a lot worse. I had a friend that was so sick during her pregnancy that she couldn't keep anything down and she got dehydrated and had to be put in the hospital three times during her pregnancy. They finally had to put a PIC line in her arm for her to get nutrients for the baby. So when I say I am blessed - I mean it! God has also blessed me with the best husband anyone could ever ask for. He is constantly checking on me and wanting to do this or that for me. He has been so excited about the baby and the pregnancy. He loves talking to the baby (or to my belly..haha). It is so very sweet. A baby can change so many things. It's already changed our perspective on so many different things. All we know is that we want to do our best and raise our child to know a God who is The Redeemer and a Friend at all times! Thanks for reading.....


Amberlin said...

aww...Congratulations you guys! That is so EXCITING!! I know you will be a great mom :-)

Tina said...

Hey congrats!! I never know what is going on!
I found your blog off of Natalies.
Lv ya