Tuesday, February 22, 2011

11 Weeks

Today, I am 11 weeks pregnant. I have to be honest, it feels completely surreal to type those words. I was getting to a place (emotionally) where I wasn't sure if I would ever get to type something like that. I am overwhelmed with all sorts of emotions - happiness, anxiety, worry, giddiness, and excitement. I am continuing to pray everyday, that this pregnancy remains healthy and that in September, we get to meet a happy, healthy baby.

Right now, Baby Fountain or "munchkin" as we affectionately refer to him/her, is the size of a lime.

Here is what's currently going on:

He/She currently enjoys a 1:1 ration between his/her body and their head and is now almost fully formed. He/she has skin that is so transparent that blood vessels show right through it. His/her fingers and toes are no longer webbed and their little hands will soon open and close into fists. Tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under his/her gums and some of his/her bones are beginning to harden. He/She is already busy kicking and stretching and his/her tiny movements are so effortless that they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as his/her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two - nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that his/her diaphragm is forming.

I cannot wait until we find out whether our little munchkin is a boy or a girl. Hopefully, just a few more weeks. I'm seriously hoping we don't have to wait until 20 weeks or something!


~G~ said...

I'm getting girl vibes! Can't wait to find out what it is...exciting times!!

Amanda said...

I am soo glad that you getting to enjoy all of this! And, I'm loving that I'm getting to enjoy it with you! I'm so excited for you and Darren! And, I agree, I'm thinking girl! LOL!

Tamara said...

If they tell you that you have to wait until 20 weeks you should make an appointment at a private ultrasound place. We went to a place called Storkvision (here in Dallas) and it was only 99 dollars! Best 99 dollars I ever spent... We got to find out 3 weeks earlier. :-)

If Baby Fountain isn't a girl- we will all be SHOCKED!