Monday, January 12, 2009

10 weeks: Our little Cashew

Your Baby This Coming Week

Your baby is growing incredibly rapidly right now. She is approximately 1.75 to 2.4 inches (4.4 to 6cm) when measured from crown to rump. She will double her length in the next three weeks. Your growing baby weighs about 0.3 ounces (8g).

The neck is developing and the chin lifts up from the chest. Fingernails are also present. While your baby's sex was already determined at the time of fertilization, male or female genitalia are now visible. Essential organs are formed and most have begun to function. The blood vessels in the placenta are increasing in number to meet your baby's increasing nutritional needs. Her ears are moving towards the sides of her head, away from the neck. Your baby's head is still not in proportion with her body. Your baby's head accounts for about half of her body length.

P.S. This little cashew is now the size of a PRUNE.
P.S. AGAIN We have our regular monthly prenatal appointment this afternoon. Can't wait!

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Cant wait to hear about the appt!!
Good luck!

lovelylalo said...

Aww, the size of a prune..so TINY and adorable.

Can't wait to hear details of the appointment.

Melissa said...

Good luck! This is such and exciting time!

the cubicle's backporch said...

At least it's a prune and not a prude! :)

I think you're gonna have a boy. I just have this feeling. (I guess right on someone else, so watch out!) :)

RCRambling said...

Hope the appointment goes well! (And you may end up giggling at your reference to a prune, as the pregnancy continues, because they may become a staple in your diet.) ;-)

Flea said...

We have a fruit! Woohoo!!! I was surprised, with all three kids, that they didn't look like little prunes, swimming around in the amniotic fluid for nine months.

Jewels said...

GL at your appointment today =D

Jaina said...

Aww, can't wait to hear more. Does this mean we'll know boy or girl??? (does the book automatically say she? or is that a subtle hint from you?)

Kat said...

I love reading these updates because you are just a few days ahead of me. Plus your info is a little different than the info I get from babycenter. Very nice. :)

Hope your appointment went well!

Steph said...

A prune huh? So how are you feeling??

kittyconcerto.com said...

How exciting! I can't believe how quickly Cashew is growing. Keep it up.

April said...

Jaina, it changes every week calling the baby 'he' or 'she'. We won't find out for a few more weeks. However, I'm leaning towards it being a BOY! ;-)

~**Dawn**~ said...

Wow. From an olive to a prune in one week?? I know they say kids grow fast but apparently this starts before they even arrive!