Saturday, April 23, 2011

our little easter bunny

Baby Dillan is on his last trek into our hearts and open arms.  Only two more months until we can hold our blessed bundle of joy!  He is already making himself known to the world as evident in Mama's protruding belly.  At this time, he is 16 inches long and weighs at least 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage.)  During the final trimester, baby's eyesight is developing as his eyelids will open and begin to grow eyelashes.  His brain and human feeling begin to significantly develop.  He is sensitive to light and last week when Margarita was relaxing in the sunshine, Dillan began to kick and move around.  His hands are fully formed and fingernails are growing.  Baby can cry and open his eyes, and his testicles will descend this month.  He may be sucking his thumb.  His hearing is completely developed at this time and they play music and sing and read stories to him.  He can turn his head side to side and his arms, legs and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin.  He is moving around alot with somersaults and kicks which is a good sign that baby is active and healthy.  It is beneficial to show affection by caressing the belly.  Brain waves show rapid eye movement (REM) sleep which means baby may be dreaming.  Branches of lungs are developing and his hair is getting thicker.  Dillan's head and body are now proportioned like a newborn.
  We are excited for baby Dillan's arrival and will celebrate our happiness with friends and family next week at Meson Sabika to shower Margarita with our good wishes and help begin her journey as a mother.  It will be fun to be together for a happy occasion and indulge in their famous brunch, play a few games, play 'catch up' with one another, and share stories of motherhood, labor, delivery and all the delights of having a newborn.  This last trimester is the most challenging as baby dominates Mama's womb, so enjoying all the cute little baby things might make the journey a little more pleasant to endure.

Happy Easter and Alleluia! xo