Thursday, November 20, 2008

Twenty Two Weeks

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.See what your baby looks like this week.
Breaking news – my brother and his new wife Chrisi are having a GIRL! She’s one of the “triplets” arriving this spring. So, two boys and a girl. Poor thing will be tormented at family gatherings, but I’m sure she’ll be one tough cookie with two brothers and two boy cousins to contend with. Congratulations Mike and Chrisi and bring on the pink!

I’m feeling really good this past week. The morning puking ritual is becoming less of an every day thing. I have more energy and feel more like myself. We’re getting ready for a trip out to Nebraska for a Watson family reunion. I am so excited to see my extended family. I was very lucky to have gone to college out in NE and had the chance to spend some quality time with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. I feel that time was a true gift in disguise being able to bond with my Midwestern family. And they welcomed me with open arms, fun weekends together, hockey games, school musicals and many a trip to the airport. You all have such a special place in my heart and I just wish I didn’t live so far away.

Here’s a picture of me and my grandma – isn’t she lovely?
The whole family will be in NE next week celebrating Thanksgiving together and I get to meet three new additions, cousin Amy’s twins Drew and Ellie and Susie’s little girl Addison. We have a full agenda planned, thanks to my very organized aunts! And they’ve even decided to throw a small baby shower for me, which was completely unexpected, but so sweet!

Ok, now that I’m all mushy and feeling hormonal – I better stop before the water works start.

3 comments:

Jaci said...

Hi Rebecca, congratulations on the baby. Enjoy the time in Nebraska and say hi to your folks--you can tell them I had a baby in August. Her name is April and she's very sweet.

Rebecca M. said...

Jaci!?! Jaci from HC? I've been looking for you on Facebook and the HC Alumni page - where are you? I'm so sorry we lost touch. That's wonderful about your little girl. I'd love to catch up - email me at rebeccamazz @ gmail.com

Elephant Steps said...

Just found your blog. Congrats!! I am having my first child (a boy), and he is due March 21, 2009! I saw the crib you picked out in a previous post, and that's the one we almost got. In the end we got a different one.
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!