Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Eight Weeks

Here is our eight week ultrasound picture, taken on September 2, 2008.

According to BabyCenter, this is what was going on with Baby L at eight weeks: webbed fingers and toes are poking out from baby's hands and feet, his/her eyelids practically cover the eyes, breathing tubes extend from baby's throat to the branches of his/her developing lungs, and his/her "tail" is just about gone. In baby's brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. The external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether baby is a boy or a girl. Either way, baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though mom still can't feel it.