Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Week 13

We had a doctors appointment on Monday June 4th. Everything looked great. The baby's heart beat was 167, which is well within the healthy range. At my next appointment the doctor will be going over the process for the weekly injections and then two weeks later we will have an ultra sound to check the gender and make sure everything is OK. I am feeling much better and have a lot more energy! So far everything has gone as planned.

Week 13 Changes

As our baby continues to develop, the vocal cords begin to form. The face is looking more and more human each day as the eyes begin to move closer together instead of being on the sides of the head and the ears move to a normal position. It would be possible now to determine the baby's sex by looking at the genitals if we could only get close enough. (We usually can't "guess" via ultrasound until around the 16th week.) The intestines move farther into the baby's body; the liver begins to secrete bile and the pancreas begins to produce insulin. A very busy week indeed!

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