We've made it to Week 25. Yeah! Only a couple more weeks before we hit the third trimester. I can't believe how quickly time is flying. It's been fun though and everything is going really well. Here is a little synopsis about what happens with Elmo during this week:
The structures of the spine - 33 rings, 150 joints and 1000 ligaments - begin to form. The blood vessels of the lungs are developing and the nostrils begin to open. Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabega, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.
Scott and I are still working on potential names but we've decided to keep whatever names we decide on to ourselves until the baby is born. This way we can officially introduce the baby and name at the same time.
We had another routine appointment this week. Everything looks great with Elmo, who is still growing right on schedule. I look forward to these appointments every month so I can hear little Elmo's heart beat. It is such an amazing thing! We have another appointment in a month and then we switch to twice-a-month appointments. Yeah!
On a completely different, yet equally good note, Scott is celebrating his 31st birthday this weekend (it's officially on the 31st of March). We're heading out tomorrow night with some good friends to celebrate at "our" bar -- Maxwell's in downtown Minneapolis known especially for it's wings, fries and good drinks. It's such a great place and we've spent alot of time there over the years. Just over a year ago the place burned down but they did rebuild (after all the ice melted) and opened on the weekend of the UI-ISU football game last September. Just in case some of you don't remember, the Hawks won that game! Hehe! Anyway, have a great weekend and hopefully spring is on it's way!