Thursday, September 04, 2008

Baby's weekly development.

I am going to try something. Every week I get a email on growth and development of the baby. I thought you all would think it is neat to read the progress too. So hopefully I won't let you all down and keep you updated every week. It is interesting to read what is happening to this wonderful miracle.

What baby is doing at 10 weeks!
Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.

If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.


Tess said...

Those are so neat! Thanks for sharing.

As far as the toddler bed goes. Whew this is a fun one.. What we did, was once we said good night, prayers, gave hugs & kisses, and stated the rules (stay in bed!) LOL, when he would come out, we would put him back without any hugs, kisses, conversation. Just, picked him up and put him back in bed then walked out. Some nights, we had to take turns because we were so irritated. But after a few nights of staying strong, he hasn't given us any trouble since.
The main thing we tried to make sure to get across was that it wasn't a game (in and out of bed).
At first he would laugh like he was so smart! It didn't take long after we just started putting him back to bed that it registered. After about the 2nd night, if he snuck out we could just say, "Get back in bed" and he would scurry back to his bed and climb in. He tested it once a night for a couple of weeks. Then it was over.

If you do this approach, just be prepared. You might have to put her back to bed 10 times in 5 minutes in the beginning! It gets frustrating real fast, but stick with it, it worked for us.. I know, I know, you want to put the crib back up, but it is worth it in the end I promise!!
Good luck! Hang in there, she will get the hang of it! She is just testing boundries.

Jamey said...

Can you believe that all that is going on and the baby is only and inch long. It's truly amazing!!

Jennifer said...


I'm with the other ladies... WOW, it's hard to believe that at only 10 weeks, that little body is doing so much :o) Isn't our Creator amazing!?!

I'll be praying for you with your church situation. That can be so stressful, and hurt feelings are the pits in a church. Try to keep your head up, and I'll be praying that your new Pastor will be just what your church needs!

Have a fantastic week!