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


  • 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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