Another week done and only 13 left to go! Time is flying! Here is what is happening with Elmo this week:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.
And now for an update on my bouts with pregnancy brain -- today I left the house for work without any shoes on. That's right, no shoes. I did have Adidas soccer sandles on which are my staple when I'm hanging out at home but those wouldn't have been so great at work. Luckily I noticed before I had the car completely backed out of the driveway. In my defense, I was trying to remember about 15 other things that I needed to bring with me today. Oh well -- life goes on.