Wednesday, January 28, 2009

14-weeks and growing!

Well, I'm either officially showing or my Indian food for lunch was a really bad idea. Or both.

I've made it to 14-weeks - woo hoo! - with no morning sickness, just a lot of really exhausted feeling days and worries/what ifs. Tomorrow we go for another ultra and we're hopefully going to find out the sexes (I can't WAIT!) It's been a busy 14th week. We signed a lease on a new apartment, showed our apartment and have someone who wants to move in immediately, sold one rug and are selling a lot more furniture.

Oh! And, I am now an "official" Ambassador for my favorite store - I have a photo shoot on February 8th (I really really hope I'm not showing too too much).

What a week.

So what's going on in there?

The twins are now 3.5-4 inches long and weigh almost an ounce.

Here's what Baby Centre UK has to say:

(p.s. when looking at the picture, multiply by 2)

"The body is now growing faster than the head. This week, its parchment-thin skin covers itself with lanugo (ultra-fine, downy hair that usually disappears before birth). Though eyebrows are beginning to grow and the hair on top of the head is sprouting, this hair may change in both texture and colour after birth.

About now, the fetus can grasp, squint, frown, and grimace. It may even be able to suck its thumb. Researchers believe these and other movements probably correspond to the development of impulses in the brain.

If you haven't yet made an appointment for maternal serum screening (also known as the triple test), you may want to do so now. The test provides more information about your baby, and screens for Down's syndrome and other birth defects. Also, your obstetrician may recommend an amniocentesis between 15 and 18 weeks for women over 35 and those with a history of birth defects. If you are over 35, have a look at our article on how age affects pregnancy.

• Note: Experts say every baby develops differently -- even in utero. These fetal development pages are designed to give a general idea of how a fetus grows in the womb."

1 comment:

MrsEm said...

Congrats! Boys! Girls! Boys and Girls! Apartments! Wow :)