6 Weeks

Dear Baby G,

I can't believe another week has flown by! Time is passing so quickly, but I'm not complaining! In about 4 days we will go to our new doctor for the first time. We are hoping we get to hear your heartbeat since it's about time for that! I have figured out this last week that there are a few foods that I just need to stay away from... if not, I am sick, sick, sick! I am still nauseous and tired all the time, but it makes me smile knowing the reason.

Along with the day we got married, the day we found out you were coming into our lives was one of the best days of our lives! We are all so very excited about you. Even your daddy, although he doesn't show it to me a lot, I've heard from quite a few people who say he's really excited. It melts my heart and I can't wait for you to meet him. Last night we watched videos of him when he was a little boy. He thinks it'd be fun to have a miniature Aaron, with the same personality as him when he was young. Don't tell him, but I think it would be too.

We love you with every ounce of who we are already. That love will only grow stronger each and every day.


How your baby's growing: This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.