At 11 weeks the baby was the size of a lime. At 12 weeks, a plum. So I went with the 12 week picture. (yes, it has a ton of white space around it but I am way too tired to care about things like cropping, so you will just have to accept it and move on…)
And what is baby up to?
The most dramatic development this week: Reflexes. Your baby’s fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won’t be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
We spent 22 hours in a row babysitting our 3 year old niece. I have to tell you that we are seriously on board with this parenting this now. She invented the greatest game ever! She would have us lay down to take a nap, tell us to stop talking and make us sleep. There is nothing bad about this! And she really never left us alone for more than about 45 seconds – not long enough to figure out where we keep the knives. She would instead tuke us in over and over and make sure we have plenty of stuffed animals to sleep with. This is easy! Ok, after 22 hours, we were exhausted and ready to pass her onto mom and dad, but that nap game is awesome! But this was a busy day – a dancefest, the amazing nap game, fun with changing sheets and making beds, the aquarium, lunch, the hour drive to her house where she took a long nap, playing on the swingset, t-ball, bubbles, coloring and letters! All in one day!
I need a snack and my bed!!