Thursday, December 08, 2005

Baby Countdown

Today is a big day. Today marks 100 days until our baby's due date. Brittany and I are expecting a baby on March 18, 2006. We are very excited and can hardly wait for that day to come.

I feel as though I should have been writing about how my baby is developing. There are amazing changes that are occurring every day. So I have decided to start a countdown giving brief descriptions of the baby's development. So here is a run down of what has gone on in the last couple days.

Over the next four days, brain activity will begin in the baby's visual and auditory systems. The sensory systems are developing the kind of connections with the brain that will be useful for interpreting input after birth. While the presence of brain wave activity indicates that the baby has encountered a light source or that the baby's ears have intercepted a sound message, no comprehension is possible yet. This system needs practice just like all of the others.
By this time, eyebrows and eyelashes are usually present. Over the next couple days, the baby's fingernails will become noticeable.

This is all too cool. I will keep everyone updated. It is 100 days and counting, and it could be earlier. I am pumped.

9 comments:

Chris said...

That's an amazingly clear ultrasound image.

Tim said...

I will put up an ultrasound pic when we have our next one in late january.

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Peter Eklund said...

Very nice Tim! Congratulations! Is this your first???

Tim said...

Yes this is and I am pumped.

Kelly said...

As much as I'm sure you'd love your little one to come a little early, don't count on it. Take it from me! :)

horstpower said...

that baby is just yawning. i hate to tell you this but you better get ready for the crying and sleepless nights. you will get throught that part of it and the joy of your babys soft, tender touch makes all of those not so fun moments worth it.

Jamie Robertson said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you both. Tell Brittany to call me in Montana, I miss her.