Tuesday, September 9, 2008

8 weeks

Yay! I made it through 2 full months of pregnancy! Here's the update for today from Fertility Friend's pregnancy site:

Your baby measures about 0.9 to 1.2 inches (2.2 to 3cm) from crown to rump.

Your baby's arms and legs are longer and her hands are flexed at the wrist. The head is growing more erect and the neck is more developed. On an ultrasound, you may see your baby moving, though you still can not feel this.

The organs are forming. Ears are developed and the eyelids have begun to cover up your baby's eyes. Hands and feet appear as well as small buds which will become fingers and toes. The paddles of your baby's hands have clearly defined finger ridges now, with the tissue between them (which previously made them look webbed) reducing to leave separate fingers.

Your baby's back has started to straighten slightly and the tail is now shrinking. The head still seems large and is curved forwards on her chest. Your baby is starting to look like a tiny person!

3 comments:

margelina said...

HI Elana,
I have been following your story since I saw a post of yours on webmd last winter. I just wanted to say Congrats to you and your DH! You have an amazing miracle, I can't wait to read what's next for you!!!

the mol said...

That's fantastic that you've made it this far already! Can't wait until they start having little fights in there.

I somehow have a vision of you having one boy and one girl.

Jenni said...

thank you so much Elana for you kind words. I will definitly make sure to go and get my neat chart. lol. I just read your story and congratulations on your twins. that is great!!!