Monday, November 10, 2008

Our baby~

I'm supposed to be feeling the baby move around now. At night when I am still, I think that I do. It's a pretty amazing thing. Always is. 

Our baby at 16 weeks:

It's nails are well formed and the legs are longer than the arms now.

Our baby has eyelashes & eyebrows already. 

Because it's muscles are developing, our baby can make some faces now. 

Our baby is able to squint, frown and open its mouth. 

It has developed reflexes like sucking, blinking and swallowing.

Tiny bones in our baby's ears are in place this week, making it likely that the baby can hear my voice when I'm speaking or singing.

The backbone (along with the back muscles) is stronger.

Our baby is emptying his or her bladder every 40-45 minutes. (no wonder, I am too!!!)

The limb movements are becoming more coordinated. 

Our baby is about 3.5 ounces and 6.3 inches. (give or take some)

It can grasp with it's hands, kick, or even somersault. 

Is this not incredible?
Reading this today is what keeps me going even when I feel the way I felt this morning. 
Amazing that all this stays intact, Lord willing, while I still throw up every day!
Lord, protect this little one and give me grace & strength!


Jo said...

So sweet Abby. Hang in there! You are fighting for this life. Its nice to be fought for. You can do it. God made you to do it!!!!
Love you.

MikeandCharlsie said...

So sorry you aren't feeling well yet! Hope relief comes soon. I have kept up on your blog since finding it through Tanya Kangas. So which midwife do you use? I too love to read the updates on what is going on with our babies!!! So neat to see how they are developing.

Jen S said...

Wow! It's incredible isn't it?!! So sorry that you are still feeling bleh. :(

I like your "Brothers" post too. Such great photos!

Candice Hair said...

Abby. This made me cry! Along with the sweet music playing on your blog! Hang in there! It's amazing to see how awesome God is. The life of a child is such a precious gift from God! Hold on to this time. Hope you feel better soon!