Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Week 13

I got the information below from American Baby Magazine Online.

The post talks about what is happening at week 13. I can not believe that we are this far along. For those of you that have been through this what can we look forward to?

Despite its solid feel, bone is living tissue. As your baby's bones and muscles grow, ossification is taking place. Minerals are added and cartilage is replaced. You're probably feeling more grounded, and steady, too. If you're not feeling peachy yet, you will soon.

Your Baby

Vocal cords are forming in your child's larynx, but no sound comes out because your baby is surrounded by fluid and not air. The nervous system and muscles are practicing the coordination of certain movements, such as bending the wrist, grabbing, and making a fist. The digestive tract is testing its ability to contract and push food through.

Your Body

Your uterus is starting to fill your pelvis and expand up into your abdomen. You may get headaches, or feel faint or dizzy at times. There are increased vaginal secretions. Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid very hot baths, saunas and hot tub.

Your Self

You have to feel good to look good. To promote a sense of contentment and well-being, wear clothing that's stylish yet comfortable. Don't forget to accessorize.

Your Partner

Take your mate out on a date, or stay in for a cozy night at home. Flirt like mad, feed each other, and revel in all things quirky. Bust out your albums of baby pictures. Look at old school photos. Play a board game. Serve low-brow fare like chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese on your best china, or spell out each other's names with stick-on glow-in-the-dark stars. Don't forget dessert and candles or a romantic flick for when you turn out the lights.


Rob Monroe said...

The book that I read while my wife was pregnant was "The Expectant Father" and it was briliant. It's from a dad's perspective!

If you send me your address, I would be honored to gift it to you.

Our New Baby said...

I would love to borrow that book from you. Please email me at 1newbaby@gmail.com and I will send you my address. Thank you for offering. How are things going for you?

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