This week, I weigh almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and am about 14 1/2 inches long with my legs extended. I'm sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing my eyes, and perhaps even sucking my fingers. With more brain tissue developing, my brain is very active now. While my lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if I were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements mommy may be feeling to a case of my baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother me, so mommy should just relax and enjoy the tickle.
"Maybe our mistakes are what makes our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course we wouldn't fall in love, or be who we are. After all seasons change. So do cities. People come in our lives and people go. But it's comforting...the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you're lucky, always will be."-Miranda Brogdon