9 weeks and counting!

11:01 AM

1. umbilical cord 2. right hand 3. nail fields 4. nose 5. mucous plugs, right and left nostrils 6. fused right eyelids 7. nasal bridge 8. forehead 9. fused left eyelids

Facts:

  • The 9-week fetus can grasp an object, move the head forward and back, open and close the jaw, move the tongue, sigh, and stretch.
  • By 9 weeks after fertilization, nerve receptors in the face, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet can sense light touch.
  • Between 9 and 10 weeks body weight increases by over 75%.
  • Bone formation is underway in most bones by 10 weeks.
  • The corpus callosum, which connects the left and right sides of the brain, begins to develop at this time.
we havent had our ultrasound yet - thats tomorrow, but for now these will have to do. obviously, our ultrasound wont be this detailed, but these images are amazing - if they're real at all (me being doubtful, again). I hope it all goes well and I am both excited and fearful of seeing/hearing the baby's heartbeat - what if there isn't one? what if there is no baby? is this all real? is this really happening? we've told so many people and and...i dont know how i would handle it if it did not go well tomorrow, i think i would just break, break down, and be heartbroken.

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