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Pregnancy Week 13 October 12, 2008

Posted by battysgirl in Baby Fever, Friends & Family.
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What the experts say:

Mother:

Welcome to the second trimester! This is usually the time when mothers feel their best. They are “over” the joys of early pregnancy and have more energy. They are also beginning to feel pregnant.

Baby:

There are a lot of things going on this week! All twenty teeth have formed and are waiting (Teething is yet to come!). Your baby approximately weighs in at 1 ounce (28.3 grams). Consider that the placenta weighs about an ounce now as well.

Your baby’s intestines are migrating from the umbilical cord into his or her abdomen. The villi are also forming in the intestines, these help in peristaltic movements and digestion. The pancreas of your little one is even secreting insulin!

Dad:

It’s time to celebrate! You’re out of the first trimester! Perhaps you’ve been waiting to tell family and friends. Most people feel more confident at this point and do begin to tell their circle of friends.

What’s going on with us:

Did you know the baby can start sucking his or her thumb this week?  When I read that and I remembered I’ll probably have two different ultrasound scans and might see that I got all misty eyed… how’s that for pregnancy hormones?

The news has been out for a week now and spread nicely to the people we weren’t able to contact directly.  Everyone’s excitement for us is so sweet that it makes me want to cry too!

We have our ‘big’ ultrasound this week and if Baby Duck cooperates we should be able to tell if we’re having a boy or a girl!  It amazes me that we’ll be able to tell so soon!

Oh and we’re one step closer to being fully prepared to bring this little one home – we bought a family car yesterday!!

Please welcome our very pretty Mazda Five!

(These photos are professional shots from the Mazda Website, but are EXACTLY what we bought – minus the navigation system you can just barely see on the interior view. :))

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1. ForestMist - October 12, 2008

Oh shiny car!

How to accesorize… Baby on Board? Garfield? A tasteful airbrush scene of a moon with a waterfall and unicorns? A van brings so man possibilities!

2. ForestMist - October 12, 2008

Sowwy fur da ‘orrible spilling misstakes!

3. Battysgirl - October 13, 2008

Accessorize? I was already bummed enough this morning when I had to put the University parking decal on the window! *sigh* I think the only accessory this car will be getting for a while will be window tinting!


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