Fifteen Weeks

Melissa sent me this today:



Along with the picture that she texted me, she forwarded me an email. She signed up on this website to receive weekly emails on the development of the baby. This is the email that she sent:

Since you love being involved and I love sharing with you, this is the email I got this week :). I don’t know why I haven’t done this sooner. Love you!!
Your growing (grand)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). She’s busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she’s likely to move away from the beam. There’s not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she 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.”)
I won’t get an ultrasound until 20 weeks, but this is super exciting isn’t it!!! I’m toootally gonna try the flashlight test!!
I love it!!! She’s so excited for this baby.

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