Sunday, May 07, 2006



Our Little Raspberry!!!

I woke up this morning and said a prayer of thanks to God, that my Little Raspberry is 12 weeks old today!!! I know that the first trimester officially ends at the END of this week...but "week 12" is the milestone that Rob and I have been waiting for since we found out that I'm pregnant! "The Raspberry" stuck as his/her name after reading in week 6/7 that the embryo was the size of a raspberry (imagine a baby the size of a raspberry having a tiny beating heart)!!! It was the first time we could visualize what was previously referred to as a "sac of cells" by a doctor, as our "baby". Obviously since then the Raspberry has grown (into the size of a LIME), but the initial nickname has STUCK. Here's what's happening now...

Week 12
"The fetus now sleeps, awakens and exercises its muscles energetically- turning its head, curling its toes, and opening and closing its mouth. The palm, when stroked, will make a tight fist. The fetus breathes amniotic fluid to help develop its respiratory system. The fetus can suck its thumb and the kidneys are able to make urine."

Cute, eh? Okay, maybe not the part that the "fetus" is already peeing in me. But I keep wondering what my little Raspberry is doing! I kinda know why Tom Cruise bought the ultrasound machine now! I would LOVE to be able to spy!!!

5 comments:

Audrey said...

Awesome Joyce. I'm so happy that you are feeling better and that we made it to May 7th. Keep eating healthy and get lot's of rest. As for the ultrasounds I know what you mean. Every month I got to see what was going on with the babies because my specialist had an ultrasound machine in his office. I always looked forward to those visits. But I think you only get one ultrasound usually. Don't get Kaili started on Ultrasounds though.....

Kaili said...

Yeah don't get me started on ultrasounds is right, hahaha!
I am so excited for you guys that you're at 12 weeks and your "secret" is out! Woo Hoo, way to go Mama Joyce! And Papa Rob.
An AWESOME book for reading about the development of Baby is "from conception to birth" it's a BIG hard cover book, it's about $70 dollars to buy, but I'm sure you could find it at the library. Robin bought it for me years ago, cause I saw the guy on Oprah who did it, and it's amazing!!! We learned so much and were so proud of our little Baby for accomplishing so much.
We use to call our Baby, "Baby Basmanti" cause when we looked in a book the Baby was the size of a grain of rice.
Keep on resting and listening to your Body. You and Rob should celebrate today!

christy said...

My baby is exactly the same size as yours! Congratulations. It is so wonderful and amazing isn't it!

dina said...

Well done little creature. Now you have to be a good little person for your momma. Imagine if you were having twins...it would be a blasted fruit salad! xoxox

Dad said...

May God bless you and new life !!!!