Thursday, August 14, 2008

Eight Weeks

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

I marked the occasion by tossing my breakfast promptly after brushing my teeth… ah the joys of the first trimester.

We're gearing up for the doctor's appointment on Monday when we get to see our little kidney bean.


Dee said...

Hi there, I found you via babycenter! Doesn't this darn morning sickness suck?? I'm nauseaus all day long, morning to night, but no vomiting. I almost wish I would because maybe then I would get some relief! lol!

erin said...

"Tossed my breakfast."