Monday, December 29, 2008

8 weeks: Our little Cashew
(ok, if you wanna be technical, I'm actually 8 weeks and 1 day today!)

Your Baby This Coming Week

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!

17 comments:

The Captain's Wife said...

your baby has a tail.....:)

Julie said...

Awwww Cashew!!
I loved reading what was going on with the baby. Everytime I am at the store and see cashews I think of you......

Sarah said...

I may never be able to eat another cashew in my life. I loved cashews. lol!

I'm so happy for you!

April said...

Ha ha! You guys crack me up! Don't give up cashews, Sarah, they are too damn yummy! That is another reason we started calling the baby a "Cashew" instead of a "Peanut". The first few weeks I craved cashews like it was NOBODY'S business! LOL

RCRambling said...

Isn't it fascinating to think of each stage in the growth of the baby? My grandma usually wanted me to update her on how big the baby was each week, as well as the important development steps.

Tabitha said...

Ah sweet little Cashew ~ it is totally amazing how babies grow and develop ~ wonderful!!
I am soooo excited for you April ~ so looking forward to following you along the path to motherhood!
Take care ~ love and hugs XXXX

PS ~ You have got me craving a cashew or two now LOL!!! xxx

Stephanie said...

Aww...the little cashew looks like a tiny person!!!
I love these posts...its just amazing to me how they grow each week!
Hope you are feeling better!

Melissa said...

Your babies tail is shrinking...yeah!

I think if it's a boy you should name him Filbert or something to stay with the nut theme! :)

I'm glad things are progressing smoothly!

lovelylalo said...

Most awesome to read on baby's developments. Are you going to create a TotSite? Those are fun to do....I know another site to keep up with but it is all so cute. Keep us posted. HUGS TO YOU ALL.

MarciaBrady said...

Isn't it amazing how they grow? I'm so excited for you and for you to experience this miracle!! Hope you're feeling better?

And, I think it's so cute you call the baby your little cashew! I've never heard that one before, but it's cute!!

Jaina said...

Awwww, I can just picture your baby!!! I'm sooooo excited for you :)

Flea said...

So they're not comparing Cashew to fruit yet. Dang. Just you wait - the fruit comparisons are the most fun!

Krystyn said...

I used to love reading those things. And, I would send them to hubby, too!

April said...

Flea, I can compare it to fruit for you if you'd like!! LOL Right now the little cashew is the size of a raspberry!

Krystyn, I WOULD send them to my hubby but believe it or not, he subscribed to his own! He gets weekly updates!! LOL

Poltzie said...

April, What is your EDD?
And I'm with Flea, the fruit/veggie thing was the best for me!

Stephanie said...

Yay! Time is going to fly by :)

Morgan said...

Hey April, just wanted to drop you a line and give you a word of advice from an "almost due" mommy. Cherish this. Everyday of it, seriously! I remember when I first got pregnant all I wanted was for time to fly by and it seemed like it NEVER ended and now I have come to realize it is almost over and I'm going to miss it so much. Sure he probably wont be my ONLY child but this will be my only pregnancy with THIS baby, kwim? You are going to want to meet this baby more than anything in the world but enjoy your pregnancy too so in the end you have things to look back on besides just wanting time to go by like I did which I regret now. Anyways sorry I'm rambling but I hope you understand what I'm trying to get at.