Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Preggo - Week Seven

Sunday, our baby reached week seven in it's age. So, I thought I would keep you all up to date with what that means. Our child has doubled in size and has reached the maturity of a blueberry.

The following is an exerpt from babycenter.com:

The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you're daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.

If you could see inside your womb, you'd spot eyelid folds partially covering her peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of her nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of your baby's brain are growing, and her liver is churning out red blood cells until her bone marrow forms and takes over this role. She also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in your baby's growing intestines is bulging into her umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from her tiny body.

How awesome is that?? We're pretty excited about all the things that are happening inside Liz. Although, she's definately ready for the sickness phase to be over. We are constantly amazed at how God so perfectly knits us together and the intricate attention to detail that is taken. How great is our God?

Prayer Request: Your continued prayers for health (for Liz and the baby) during this crazy time would be so much appreciated.

For an added bonus, here is a picture of the blueberry as it looks in real life.

She's so cute.


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