Monday, March 3, 2008

I thought this was kind of cool...

I found this on a website:

"This is an impressive week for growth! Your baby weighs approximately 250 grams (8-9 ounces) and is about 22 cm or 6 inches long.

If you are having a girl, her ovaries now contain primitive egg cells. Lanugo (a covering of fine soft hair) appears all over the baby's body. This fine hair will remain until birth draws nearer. Sometimes you can still see some on the baby's face and ears after birth. Also apparent is vernix, a milky white covering that protects your baby’s skin from its aquatic environment. Can you imagine how wrinkled you’d get if you were in water for nine months? The placenta continues to grow and offer nourishment for your baby while the permanent teeth buds are forming behind the already formed milk teeth buds. Growth becomes rapid now and your baby begins to store iron for the production of red blood cells. Your baby can even dream (REM sleep)!"

Well I hope our baby isn't having as crazy dreams as I am! I almost dread going to sleep at night. Although it is amazing that I actally dream with all of the tossing and turning I have been doing. I have been having re-occuring dreams about people that I went to grade school or high school with. Bizaare to say the least!

I told Scott last night that I have no clue how I am going to go back to getting up in the middle of the night again. I remember it being such a shock when we brought Tanner home and loving when Scott had the day off and looking forward to the weekend because I knew we would split the night shift. On the bright side, at least this time we know what to expect...kind of. :o)

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