Big Baby Bean, as Bobby is calling him these days, is officially 8 weeks along! The first trimester is the goal, but 8 weeks feels like a definite milestone. I only made it to 6.5 weeks last time. Everything in me is counting down to next Tuesday at 4:20… if the little heart is still beating, Dr Hearn says the chance of another miscarriage drops to 5%. Still a chance, but so minuscule that surely, SURELY, we’ll be safe this time.
Looks more than a little alien-esque at this point… Isn’t this a cool little picture? :)
According to BabyCenter, here’s what’s happening now:
Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby’s hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his “tail” is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven’t developed enough to reveal whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can’t feel it.