Monday, May 4, 2009

Panic Moment of a Future Mom...

Girls, I had a somewhat panic moment today as I sat at my desk. It was around 3:36 pm and I was quite tired. Supposedly, that's normal, but still weird because nothing has changed necessarily in my body. Anyways, so I look down at the book I had grabbed from my house out of fear that it would get tossed into a bag then tossed into storage then lost forever. My friend, Bronwyn, loaned me the book and I have barely grazed the pages. I am still somewhat wigged out that right now as I type these words there is a CHILD in my BELLY! What!!!!!! Anways, so I thought I would fill you in on my panic moment of my life right now as a clueless-what-just-happened-this-is-not-real-future mom.

Chapter 5: The 1st Month:
"By the end of the first month, your baby is a tiny, tadpole-like embryo, smaller than a grain of rice. In the next two weeks, the neural tube (which becomes the brain and spinal cord), heart, digestive tract, sensory organs, and arm and leg buds will begin to form."

What are arm/leg "buds?" (please no one answer this for real, I know, just trying to give you a hearty laugh...and by "know," I mean I'll google it later...hehe!)

Chapter 6: The 2nd Month:
"By the end of the second month, the embryo is more human-looking, about 1 1/4 inches long from head to buttocks (one-third of it is they head), and weighs about 1/3 ounce. It has a beating heart, and arms and legs with the beginnings of fingers and toes. Bone starts to replace cartilage."

What a funny looking kiddo? Wonder if the Lord did that just being funny? 1/3 ounce with a alien head! :)

Chapter 7: The 3rd Month: (I am presently in this month...I'm 10 Weeks along)
"By the end of the third month, this tiny human, now a fetus, is 2 1/2 to 3 inches long and weighs about 1/2 ounce. More organs are developing; circulatory and urinary systems are operating; the liver produces bile. Reproductive organs are developed, but the gender of the fetus is difficult to distinguish externally."

Again, what in the world? First off, "embryo" is a child from the 1st day of conception. Second off, yuck, bile!

Well, there are my thoughts from today's panic moment!

crazy mom,
Kanakuk Ashley Robbins

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ashley that is soo exciting you are going to be such an amazing mom i miss you and i love you soo much!!!
love KK!!!