Monday, August 23, 2010

15 Weeks...

Every Monday I get an update from that tells me specifically what's happening that week with the baby. I absolutely love it and look forward to looking at my inbox to find the e-mail.

From now on, every Monday I will be sharing the happenings of the week with each of you! The comparison between the baby and a piece of food still makes me laugh but when you think that we started with a Poppy Seed, we've come quite a ways!

"Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). He's busy moving amniotic fluid through his nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. His legs are growing longer than his arms now, and he can move all of his joints and limbs. Although his eyelids are still fused shut, he can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, he's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but he is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")"

Luckily for me, Baby Halquist wasn't a bit shy at our twelve week ultrasound so we already know that it's a boy! I may have driven both my husband and family nuts by now if I wasn't able to know the sex.

On another note, today is the first day back to school for all my teacher friends and family. I wish you all much success this year and am looking forward to all the stories that are sure to follow. I genuinely believe that each and every one of you are amazing teachers and your students are lucky to have you! Here's to a fabulous year!


  1. I love getting these emails too! I just learned that Beckster is as long as a leek! LOL!

  2. I totally loved the food to baby size comparisons as well! I think that was my favorite part of the weekly updates! Mike enjoyed it too!

    And thanks for the encouraging words, prayers, & thoughts for all us teachers :) I think it's going to be a good year!