Friday, June 08, 2007
Welcome to your second trimester! This is a big milestone because it marks the end of a critical development period. All the basic structures of your baby's body are formed now. Head to bottom, your baby is just 3 1/2 inches long — about the length of a lemon — and weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. She's starting to develop an ultrafine, downy covering of hair all over her body called lanugo. Thanks to brain impulses, her little facial muscles are getting a workout as she squints, frowns, and grimaces. She can grasp now, too, and she may be able to suck her thumb.
That's all the technical info and picture. I had a midwife appointment today and I got to hear the little heart beat!!! There's nothing like hearing the heart beat for the first time.
Now I'm going to get busy posting a blog about Halen and the desert!