On Tuesday, May 11, 2010 was a busy day for us. Paul and I celebrated our 8th Wedding Anniversary. We went out to eat for dinner with Melissa.
Earlier that day, I was invited to attend a Mother's Tea. Melissa's preschool class had all the mother's come at 1:15pm for a light lunch and snacks. The teachers had the room decorated nice and all the kids had a gift for the mom's. Melissa was so excited when I came in the room she had made me a plate that had Happy's Mother's Day 2010 on it. The kids also learn a new song and sang it for us. I got it on video it is so cute. That was a special time for me. It is hard to believe Melissa will be three soon. She has grown up so much since school started in August. I love my little girl. Melissa has made lots of friends, but one friend she talks about all the time and plays with all the time is Kieffer. Melissa's teachers say they have a love/hate relationship. The will be loving on each other and playing just fine and then one of them will do something to make the other one cry.
That afternoon Paul, Melissa and I headed over to the hospital to have a sonogram . We got to see our little baby. The baby is 12 weeks and every thing is looking good. The heart beat was 160 and we got to hear it. The doctor we meet with was the genetic doctor who we saw with Melissa during the whole pregnancy. We talked about the chances of having another child with CF. He is so kind and wants us to keep coming back to him every 4-6 weeks so we can keep an eye on the baby.
How your baby's growing:
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.